Your vocabulary is a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd, both personally and professionally. I have decided to put together a list of my most used phrases and words to help out those who care, but that’s not all…I have made the whole list available for the low low price of zero dollar and zero cents. Wow, what a deal.
Let’s go learn something.
This is a word very close to my heart. Google the word and you will see that it technically means, “a mischievous person,” but technically, it means so much more. You can literally call anyone a rapscallion for doing anything questionable.
“Steve stole Kyle’s signature song at karaoke last night,” one friend says to another. “What a Rapscallion.” says the other friend.
Rapscallion really stands out these days, it is a great way to show your disapproval of something while still keeping the conversation on the lighter side.
I threw down the big ones right up front. Jagaloon (as made famous by the movie, Stepbrothers), simply means lunatic or idiot. Use this term to refer to a person doing dumb things. When your best friend says something embarrassing to the fine lady you are romancing you can just blow it off saying:
“Just ignore George, he’s quite the Jagaloon.”
Jagaloon is a great word to use along side Rapscallion, the two words together never fail to prove a point.
The word Jabroni has no true definition, but I think of it as a person who just doesn’t get it. This person wears cargo shorts with white sunglasses and says the word “bro” way too often. Jabronis care way too much about their image, but they don’t understand that their image isn’t worth caring about.
Guy 1: Did you see that last guy in the cargo shorts tee off?
Guy 2: Yeah, my grandmother could hit the ball farther…What a Jabroni.
In 1964 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said “I know it when I see it,” in reference to his person test to obscenity. Today, I’m saying the same phrase can be applied to Jabronis.
Out For A Rip
When you really give something your all, you take it Out For A Rip. This is a great way to let people know that you really are the boss, and that you want everyone to be on the same page. See also: Out For A Major Rip to describe something totally awesome.
Man, you really took those tacos Out For A Rip.
What better way is there to tell people the state of your effort in any particular activity than a phrase that doesn’t really mean anything?
Do you have a friend who always thinks that they know what they are talking about, but never actually do? Well friend, I have the word for you. An Ultracrepidarian is someone who does just that. Flabbergast them next time they try to tell you a fact they think is correct (but totally isn’t) by calling them out.
Guy one: Did you know that kangaroos often become best friends with Koalas, conveniently sharing the responsibility of purchasing their favorite beverages for their parties?
Guy two: you are so full of it, you Ultracrepidarian.
I can’t believe this article is free.
This simple phrase is used to make yourself sound important. The reason you did something can always be “for The Fans.” It makes you sound super cool, and who doesn’t want to have fans?
Sam: Nice work on that super sweet burnout you did over there, Jack.
Jack: Thanks, I did it for the fans.
Jack sounds like a super cool dude.
They Knew What They Didn’t Know
What do you say when someone really nails it with something that they said? Do you say, “wow, I can’t believe that you were right?” No, of course not, you proclaim this phrase, stating that they knew it all along. It’s a great way to end an awkward interaction about a news story or to wrap a conversation about something that happened in the past.
Tim: Man, I can’t believe that new Fast and Furious movie was terrible.
Dave: Yeah, it sucked. Although I remember Will telling me years ago that they were going to take that franchise too far.
Tim: Wow, I guess he Knew What He Didn’t Know.
Say that line at the next party you attend.
SUPER BONUS: Take any word and abbreviate it, you’ll make anything sound fresh, and you save tons of valuable time.
What a Jabrone.
That was a delicious Zza.
Nice abbreving, mate.