Tag Archives: Shortened Words

The Totes Ridictionary: The Book Is Coming

Like so many finger-on-the-pulse blogs before it, The Totes Ridictionary has become a book. A perfect gift for the discerning Totes Ridichead in your life, it features a comprehensive glossary of slang that’ll help you sort the “jel” from the … Continue reading

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Whatevs

“Whateverrrr” was the defining catchphrase of mid-’90s adolescence, and now reliably invokes a roll-call of the era’s better-known bored youths: Bart Simpson, Cher Horowitz from Clueless, Angela Chase from My So-Called Life, and, er, Beavis and Butt-head. Whatevs is the … Continue reading

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Imports

Nothing to do with goods and produce – including pillars of civilization like iPhones, condoms and red wine – being imported from one country to another, imports is tweetable shorthand for important. Imports decisions you encounter on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Impresh

As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impresh – whether you’re at a job interview, on a first date, or encountering new neighbours. Common advice given regarding the making of a first impression is … Continue reading

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Diffs

Morrissey and his generation-defining quiff once pertinently enquired, “What difference does it make?” Had Twitter existed in 1984, the Mozfather might’ve sung, “What diffs does it make?” (FYI: the short answer is either “none”, “some”, or “lots”, depending on how … Continue reading

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Excluse

Things that can be described as excluse (née exclusive) include: Places you want to get into but can’t – like a de rigueur club gakked-up slebs are forever tumbling out of. Or that hot Starbucks barista’s underpants. Monogamous relationships – … Continue reading

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Suspish

Your spouse is acting suspish – that is to say, suspiciously, which means they’re probably having an affair. WTF! What do you do? Sure, you could confront him/her, and have a frank, mature discussion about your apparently doomed relationship, addressing … Continue reading

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