Urban dictionary keeps slangin' the slang

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

As a copy editor of a magazine that uses a hip, conversational style, I often run into problems not covered in the Associated Press Style Guide that governs the world's media outlets. For example, is it "for shizzle, dog" or "for shizzel, dog."

These things matter.

That's why I frequent Urban Dictionary, an increasingly useful, professional and stylized dictionary updated daily to include new terms fashioned by youth culture.

Recent entries have included:

fauxbia: (n.) a false or faux phobia

whoadie: (n.) A friend, particularly someone from the same area of the city; origin is from New Orleans term "ward", how the city is divided.

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