Heard on The Judges

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Feb 28 16:38:58 UTC 2008

On Feb 28, 2008, at 8:01 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Black, late-teen-aged, female speaker from Washington, DC:
> "He ain't nothin' but a _dipper head_."
> From Urban Dictionary:
> "... addicted to PCP. A person who is one step from becoming a crack
> head."
> BTW, is it useful to note stuff that's already in Urban Dictionary or
> is it wasted effort?

it's probably useful.  people invent entries for Urban Dictionary and
gloss things wackily and make up examples of usage.  so it's probably
worth noting real uses.

on the other hand, it's not clear where these sightings are going to
be collected (other than in the ADS-L archives).  slang dictionary
people, what do you think?


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