my champagne knowledge is limited to the following: if i'm ever in a rap video, i understand that i am required, by law, to pour copious amounts onto a stripper's posterior whilst the camera quick-cuts to flashes of me riding in my bentley (rented), smiling with platinum fronts (poor investment decision), shooting dice (to prove that i'm still 'street'), or just sitting in the hot tub, biggie smalls-style.
over the course of months and years, friends develop a lexicon that is only wholly-understood by those within the group. this unique language is evolutionary, often self-referential, and strengthens the bond between individuals. here then are a series of words and phrases culled from the 2002 edition of our lexicon.
jackass (n.)- [brought back into vogue by mark] used in reference to those outside of the group or, if you are the one who issues the late hit in NFL2K2.
holmes (n.)- [brought back into vogue by michael and sam] a friend or acquaintance
[***the spelling of this word, holmes or, alternately, homes, is the subject of spirited etymological debate. both forms are acceptable; although, preferences seem to vary based largely upon the geographical location of the speaker.]
you beefed it.- you made a mistake or possibly injured yourself.
you beefed it, holmes.- you made a mistake or possibly injured yourself, holmes.
schplay (n.)- term of endearment. as in, ' hey schplay, what you doin' today? wrong!'
culpepper (n.); culpeppa (alt.)- term of endearment. as in, 'what up, culpeppa?'
last heard: epmd 'you gots to chill'
last read: "Since the [Oil for Food] programme began, Iraq has earned approximately $57 billion in oil revenues, of which it has spent about $23 billion on goods that actually arrived. This comes to about $170 per year per person, which is less than one half the annual per capita income of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Iraqi diplomats noted last year that this is well below what the U.N. spends on food for dogs used in Iraqi de-mining operations (about $400 per dog per year on imported food, according to the U.N.)."