For Better or for Worse

Wed Jan 26 14:38:44 UTC 2005

        Today's For Better or for Worse comic strip uses a number of slang terms that are unfamiliar to me.  I don't know if that's because the strip is set in Ontario, or if it's because I'm an old fogey, but I suspect the latter.  Two teenagers are discussing a friend:

        April:  Becky thinks she's so hot because she's going out with a guy in grade 12.

        Duncan:  Yeah, she's hangin' high!

        April:  She's only just turned 14.  What would a guy who's 17 see in her?!

        Duncan:  You're kidding me, right?

        Duncan:  April, Becky is "hands on" . . . She's a "gig"!  She's "roadside," man!

        April:  You mean . . . she's "been there"?

        Duncan:  Yeah . . . an' once you've "been there," you ain't comin' back!

        The strip is at

John Baker

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