Friday, November 24, 2006

Not your grandmother's dictionary: The final installment

I'm sure everyone is getting tired of my posts about the Oxford English Dictionary's  Word of the Day, so I'll make this the final installment. But, today, I couldn't resist.

I wonder if the people who decide on the Word of the Day are trying to make the OED seem relevant, even hip, because today's Word of the Day is...

...are you ready for this?


I kid you not: "Esp. of a woman, often with reference to the buttocks: sexually attractive, sexy; shapely." One of the citations is from Snoop Doggy Dog. Snoop, cited in the OED. You can't get much more inclusive than that. Another citation is a quote from Slate  magazine: "I still think she's bootknockingly bootylicious." I wonder if the next edition of the OED will include "bootknockingly," too.

I love it. :)


Comments: what does bootknocking mean?
Bootknocking: The definative definition of Boot knocking is simply a Ghetto term for getting some, or actually having sex with someone.

Example: "Yo, playa me and my girl did some serious bootknocking all night long."

Aren't you glad you asked? Sounds like a term that will come in handy in rural Vermont.

Thanks for this definition to The Urban Dictionary.
Yes, up here I would have thought it had something to do with knocking the clumps of mud off of one's boots prior to going indoors during mud season.
nice. i love the OED. i would eat it if i could. yum yum good words to roll around on your tongue!

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