Communicating in "Jive"

  1. I work in home health in the city, and some of the things I hear people say crack me up. Sometimes I have no idea what they are really trying to say. So, in that light, I thought maybe we could share some of the terms or phrases people use, and what they mean....Here's a few examples

    Doin' the nasty.....having sex
    That doctor dissed me....the doc blew off the pt concerns
    My friend hasn't come yet....my period is late
    bump that.....F*%k that!

    I'm so hot I can't think of anay more right now, but I'm sure you all can!! This should be fun!
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  3. by   CATHYW
    Screet...street
    da Bull...Schlitz Malt Liquor
    Nupotes...Newport Cigarettes
  4. by   CountrifiedRN
    Lets bounce = lets go
    Bumpin' ugly = have sex
    Phat (pronounced fat) = pretty hot and tempting (ok, that's an old one!)
    Bust! = just kidding

    I'll have to ask my teenage son for some when he gets home, I know there's more, but I can't think!

    Here's one I had never heard. I was listening to a pts heart and she said "how's my tickle?" I said "sorry, did I tickle you?" She said "no, how is my tickle?" I was completely confused, then the CNA that was in the room said "she wants to know how her heart beat is". I'm new to the south, and apparently it is an old southern expression. Anyone ever heard that one before?

    The south is full of colorful expressions! "That dog won't hunt" is one of my favorites, especially when it's said with that southern drawl!

    Here's one that a classmate said when someone took our conversation out of context and made a comment that didn't pertain to what we were talking about: "She was all up in our kool aid and didn't even know the flavor!" I laughed for days about that one!

    Thanks hoolahan, this is a fun post!
  5. by   st4304
    "mdkslsinddfphtfffffttt...sluutftttpht." --- I'm not sure what it is, but I think it means "Give me my teeth, please." because that's usually what I do.

  6. by   Agnus
    st4304,
    Actually a patient said that to me a couple of weeks ago. He needed some adhesive to hold those darn teeth in place.

    I didn't know how it was spelled though. Yea, i know I'm the worst speller/typist on this board :kiss
    Last edit by Agnus on Apr 22, '02

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