How I Lost My Street Cred.

Just kidding. I never had any. I am 100% suburban white bread who is urban-impaired. This was a gift from one of my best friends a few years ago:

Slang Flashcards

Which was funny, yes. Useful, no. Cause I know the words, but they sound ridiculous coming out of my mouth. But I do it anyway because it’s entertaining to my black, Mexican, middle-eastern and *native American friends who laugh **with me, not at me, when I say anything remotely “street.” And, yes, I felt ridiculous just saying “street.” I’ve got no game, I’m lacking in mad skills, and I straight fail on playin’ cool.

I can, however, quote The Family Guy with the best of them. That earns me no street cred, but my nerds feel what I’m puttin’ down. ***Word to your motha.

 

*ย Whatever. She’s blonde-haired and blue-eyed and thinks that her 25% Native American gives her more street cred than me. Dream on, Cupcake.

** I suspect at times they keep me around for comic relief…to laugh *with* me. My ass.

*** Apparently since “word” came about in the ’80’s and I am an 80’s child, I am allowed to use that one without repercussions.

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  20 comments for “How I Lost My Street Cred.

  1. July 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I’m with you sista; we should hang.

    • July 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      I do love finding people similarly impaired ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Geraint Isitt
    July 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I speak nerd and geek with the best of them, but I’d be a sucka to try and mix with people with real street cred, ya hear me?

    • July 18, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      But they’ll never be able to compete with us when it comes to Star Wars trivia.

      • Geraint Isitt
        July 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm

        They wouldn’t know Yoda if he bit them in the butt.

  3. July 19, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Yeah, my go-to phrase has been holy-moly for a while now….I’m probably not keeping up either……

    • July 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Hahaha…mine is groovy…and I’m pretty sure that hasn’t been “street” since about 1971.

  4. July 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I originally liked this just from the title because it’s pure gold. I’m not sure what my level of street cred really is, but I know I think it’s higher than it actually is.

    Thanks for trolling my shit yesterday. I haven’t got around to doing that on your yet, but I plan to, oh I plan to! Also I feel like you missed the best stuff on mine… Lol just follow what the people say and click the most liked pages that the home page offers. Any suggestions of where to start on yours? x

    • July 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Kind of you…but I don’t think my shit can compare to your shit. You’ve got this blend of ‘shock and awe’ mixed with hilarity that I think I lack. I’ll go back and follow the “most-liked” trail to make sure I don’t miss any of your greatest hits ๐Ÿ˜‰ I actually subscribed via email so I’d get notified of new posts (feel special…it’s only you and the Bloggess so far that I actually want emails from).

      Thanks for stopping by. You’re right – you are as approachable as a fucking puppy.

      • July 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

        Awe thanks! You should also read snarky snatch and… Aussa Lorens. And if you’ve never been over to Sean Smithsons page there’s great laughs there. Those are my favs.

        Also yes, but I bite like a fighting dog. Occasionally, only towards basic bitches! I’m still looking forward to reading!

      • July 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        I follow Aussa…she’s hilarious. I’ll definitely check out the other two.

  5. July 30, 2014 at 4:57 am

    I was recently informed that using words like gnarly and groovy and wicked is unacceptable, along with sayings such as gag me with a spoon and cool beans. TO be honest, I never really used those two, but now that I was told they are uncool or whatever, I plan on utilizing them as often as possible.

    • July 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Groovy was cool…then it wasn’t cool…then it became ironically cool. I like words that fall into the “ironically cool” category. It’s all in the delivery ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. August 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I can’t speak street or geek or anything else you care to name. I’m afraid all that comes out of my mouth 24/7 is complete and utter gibberish. It’s why people look at me as if I have two heads. It’s why I’m in therapy. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • August 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      You’re just too smart for normal people to keep up with you ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • August 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

        You’re very kind. ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. August 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I feel you. My friends like to make fun of me for thinking I’m black and singing 50 Cent lyrics while stumbling around with a Steel Reserve. Just remember to keep it real.

    • August 13, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Hahahaha. I know better than to sing rap lyrics unless I’m alone…but even then…

      • August 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        I like to think of myself as a redheaded, female Eminem from central Pennsylvania haha

      • August 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm

        Lol. And I think of myself as a redheaded Rick Astley. Oh wait – I think he was a redhead.

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