sick == excellent

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Jul 13 14:56:19 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>  From the inimitable Metta World Peace (f/n/a Ron Artest):
> > "I had a chance to play in New York [in the past]," World Peace said.
> > "I wanted to play in New York when I was in my prime and I was young,
> > fierce, lock-down [defender]. Madison Square Garden, that would have
> > been sick. But right now, China is way more adventurous for me."
> Bonus: questionable use of "adventurous".

"Sick" = 'excellent' is in OED from 1983, so nothing very notable there. The
"adventurous" usage is a bit more intriguing.


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