Monday, May 17, 2010

Brooklyn To English Dictionary

So in a post I did a few weeks back I used a few slang terms that some of you didn't understand. I didn't have time to explain on Twitter (or character space) so I asked Smarty P.Jones if I could jack her "Southern Fried Vocab" edition and help you out. She agreed, and your Brooklyn to English dictionary was born.

The slang word of the week is :  "Bird"
Origin: In the late 90's men often referred to low class women, or a woman that was notorious for getting around as Chicken heads.This got a little long winded so it was shortened to just Bird. This term can also be used to describe a man that has "female tendencies".

Example 1:
Dude: Yo Ma, can I get your number?
Girl: No (keeps walking)
Dude: I didn't really want your number anyway Bird.

Example 2:
Guy 1: Yo I saw Sa-low and he was wildin' out in the club
Guy 2: Sa-low that Bird ass Motherf$%ker? Someone is going to snuff his ass one day.

Now go on and use it, but be careful use of this word to the wrong person could end in a fight. See Ya next week! 


Smarty P. Jones said...

So, when I get there next weekend, I shouldn't be calling random females "bird?" OK, gotcha.
I like the feature and I appreciate the shout out.

The Jaded NYer said...

I always forget- did Bird come before or after "chicken-head" because THAT word always made me giggle!!

Reina said...

I have never heard a guy referred to as a bird. My goal for the day is to now call one of my male co-workers that.

Thanks, F*itList!