Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Today's Parent offers reasons why copy editors should tread lightly when trying to be hip -- unless, of course, you are.

The article offers parents with a "Generation Rap" lexicon. Some gems:
Truethat: That’s right. Sometimes said as “tru dat.” When you ask the question, “Did you clean up your dishes?” this is unlikely to be the response.
Chillax: To chill and relax concur-rently. This may sound redundant. Advice: It’s unwise to suggest any grammatical points of weakness to the tribe, as you run the risk of being shut out of further explanations of what the words actually mean. (Also, chizzil.)


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