Getting jiggy with it

I remember not too long ago when something getting jacked was your car at the mechanic, mini skirts were the fashion fad and the only designer breed was a "Munchkin". 

Needless to say, I am behind the times, and it is a wee bit confusing back here.

We moved to the 'big city' a couple years ago.  So far my 10 year old has been my biggest (and best) source of new vocabulary.  He's helping his mom stay 'in the know' without even knowing it.  It started last year after his Valentine's day party at school and came home complaining because so and so jacked his candy.

Huh?

Apparently 'jacked' these days means something got stolen.  A lot of you more experienced parents or socially skilled people probably already know this. (I told you I was behind).  Sometimes at work the girls are talking and dropping words I've never used before and although I shake my head and laugh at the good parts I have to constantly stop and say What? or Huh?  They are patient with their teaching, and I try to use the new words as soon as possible so I can look cool like the rest of them.  I try them out at home on my husband, but darn if he doesn't already know them.

Drats!

Today I read online about jorts aka jean shorts.  Why did they need a new name?  I know what jean shorts are as I used to spend Friday nights watching Daisy Duke in her Daisy Dukes when I was a kid, but I really had to scratch my head about jorts.  I just figured out the difference between jeans and jeggings for crying out loud.  I remember when skort was the novel new word and fashion item and everyone had to go get one.  It was like, totally awesome.

Now bring on the Munchkins and all those other 'designer breeds'.  Back in the day if you didn't have a pure bred, you had a mutt.  Now there are so many crossbreeds, er, uh designer dogs out there that I have no idea what's real and what's a Heinz 57.  And god help you if you call it a Lab mix instead of a Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, noodle doodle or whatever it is.  People get pretty bent out of shape if you've never heard of their precious DNA experiment before.  I don't ask nowadays--I let them tell me what Lady is; then I have a lower chance of getting them all fired up. 

At least I know if she is upset about her sunglasses getting jacked that I can tell her she looks great in her jorts.

 

 

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