We all have our resources. Since I teach teens and write YA, one of my biggest informers is urban dictionary. Yeah, it's a little gross, sometimes majorly TMI. Quite often I hit a series of definitions and find myself ROFL.
But when I'm trying to figure out exactly what my kids are really saying or if I need one more synonym for gihugic or junk, I'll do a quick UDCU (Urban Dictionary Cover Up). And sometimes while I'm "researching," I stumble across a phrase that elicits an "oh . . . OH."
Yeah - that's what she said.
Just FYI - here are some interesting new words I found this morning:
productive procrastination (I do this ALL the time!)
uberific (I just really wanted to see if it was in there)
Ha. I can totally see some of those words finding their way into a novel.
So - urban dictionary. Sometimes vomit-worthy, often informative, always entertaining.
What are some of YOUR favorite resources?