Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A New Hood Term

I was working with an African American student on the west side of Chicago today, and he claimed to be tired from playing "the game" all night. Sidebar: African American kids always say that they play "the game" in reference to video games in general, whereas kids of other nationalities will say "play video games," or just name the system, such as "play Playstation" or "play my D.S."

But, that's not the new term I wanted to share with you. He went on to say that "Gran Turismo" was humpin' all night. In other words, he was playing the game for a long time, and it was a lot of fun. The game wasn't literally humping the console; they don't do that quite yet.

I looked up the word in this sense on Urban Dictionary just now, and the only sense they had it in was to say that you're working hard on something as fast as you can, as in, "I'm humpin' it, so get off my back!"

What do you think, Seven Readers? Do you think you can use this most modern of slang terms in daily conversation in your lifer or least in the comments section?

Here's mine, "I was out at the bar drinkin' my tits off, and UFC was humpin' on the plasmas til midnight!"


Gorilla Bananas said...

It's going to be a long time before the white folk start using that idiom. By which time the black kids will be "fuckin' the game all night".
Do you remember the episode of South Park where the Marklar used the word "marklar" as an all-purpose noun?

Scott Oglesby said...

Are you sure that he didn’t mean that he was tired, from or of, ‘the game?’ Because that’s not Playstation. I grew up in what is now strictly ghetto so I can speak the lingo. And I’ve lived a lot of places where they used humping for working hard. I think it started out with Mexican origins.

I was humping my ass off today, I filmed 4 money shots for Ron Jeremy’s new flick. Haha!

Andrew said...

I use the newest slang in everyday conversation because it sounds funny coming from me.

I crack myself up sometimes.

"We were crazy busy at work. I was humpin' on the espresso machine & all of the customers were staring."

I'm not so good at that. Brain dead because it's the end of the semester. And Skidmark.

BeckEye said...

I say muthahumpin' a lot, but not just humpin'. But then I still think it's cool to say "up in this piece."

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Um...nah, peeps like me just like to be 2 to 3 degrees within norm.

but thanks anyway.

and um. I took spanish and french classes. dang, I should have taken that jive class.

bon au revoir chéri.

addios, chulo. xxx

Spiky Zora Jones said...

um...seven readers?

I only have three. Gee, I can't wait to hit the big time...and be way up there to at...6 or 7.

hey a gal can dream...right?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Gorilla: How about "Gorilla fuckin' the game all night!"

Scott: Those money shots are tough work . . .

Andrew: Hahhaha. Hump that machine, brotha!

Beck: I like up in this piece. Or up in this mug. So it's cool. Ish.

Zora: I get a slang class every Tue on the West Side. I can keep bringing the education back to the Seven Readers . . .