Monday, March 09, 2009

Slang Sling: "Wrong For That"

I am a bit of a linguistic chameleon, tending to absorb the verbal stylings from those around me. I've found myself adopting the following phrase from my students:
"You're wrong for that."
A statement of stern disapproval, emphasizing and drawing out the "wrong" to give a delightfully scornful lilt. I like it.

What are you liking?

2 comments:

  1. My old students used "you down bad" for the same sentiment...

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  2. whats wrong with your people?

    and

    im gonna punch him in da "chroat"

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