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June 12, 2008


As most faithful MS readers know, every once in a while I like to hit you with some knowledge.

Today I'm gonna share some hip slang all the kool young kids are slingin' around. Why? 'Cause I'm dope like that.

Anyway, the word of the day is "swoll." Check it ... 

Swoll is short for "swollen."

It's a term mostly used by bodybuilders to describe their muscle growth.

Example: Yo, bra, did you see all the weight Jimmy put on? Dude got swoll.

I'm not joking. Some people seriously drop swoll into casual conversation. 

Now you know.

And knowing is half the battle. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:15 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Random stuff



Were all groovers around here, lay it on us and tell us what's shakin'.
Ya know we all want what's fresh man, keeping hip to what's happening.
We can handle the straight dope.

i'm gonna save this term for the next time someone reopens a chris sligh post.....oooo, wait for it???

Text message convo:
Yo, brohem. What's shakin?

Just gettin' my swoll on at the MAC.


Next time either better lighting or color correct before posting or does this guy really have the coloring of a baked turkey. I hope not for his health's sake.

I hope "swoll" is language fad that disappears as quickly as overnight. Usually when something's swollen it's because of illness, or injury, or the possible result of steroid use.
Rather like in old movies from the 30's and 40's referring depreciatingly to a Tuxedo as a monkey suit.
A most charming association for what is the achievement of dedicated weeks or months of disiplined hard work.

Allan, in regard to our favourite former American Idol, can I assume he will always be held in a spot near and dear to the center of your cross-hairs?

uh, you mean like "gay" used to mean happy? that one seems to have stuck.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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