Ever walk by a group of teenagers (or anybody, really) and hear words that sound like English, but you know can't be, leaving you to wonder, "What the hell are they even talking about? And get off my lawn, damn kids!"
Or ever hear someone use common words in a totally new and unusual way, making their original meaning irrelevant? Or hearing someone use an acronym and wondering if repeating it in front of your boss will get you fired or a promotion?
Enter Urban Dictionary, the every-person's personal Rosetta Stone for slang. Just type in the word you're curious about (providing you know how to spell it, and have nerves of steel to find out what it actually means), and search.
Take nom for instance. You might have heard someone say they were going to get noms or that they were in the middle of nomming when someone called them. Curious, you'd just search, and find out that nom is an expression of eating, and derived from "om nom nom." I use this word a lot myself. I say that the cat was nomming on my shoelaces, or that something smells like delicious noms, or seems nommable. There's even a little green monster in an app game for iPhone/Android who is named Om Nom. The point of the game (which is called Cut the Rope) is that you feed Om Nom candy. Makes sense, now that you know what nom means.
Any thoughts on Urban Dictionary? Are you a fan?