Being a young adult author, I make a point of listening to teenagers, college students and the media to make sure I don’t fall too behind the times. (I swear, my characters would never say “groovy” or “right on” unless they were caught in a time warp.)
But lately I’ve come upon some words and phrases that are new to me, and thought I’d share them in test form and see how all of you do!
1. TO CRO means:
a--to wake everyone up, crow like a rooster
b--to stick to someone excessively, like Velcro
2. INQUANT means:
a--someone who knows all the local gossip
b--a deliriously silly and laughing state, from lack of sleep
3. TO BE AMPED means:
a--to get excited
b--to pig out
4. TO BEAST OUT means:
a--to study to excess or be over-competitive in your school-work
b--to tell someone off
5. OVERSTAND means:
a--worn out from excessive exercise
b--to understand something completely
Check "comments" for the answers. Then tell us, how did you do?
And just as importantly, how did I do? Did anyone catch me using one of them wrong? Please--tell me now. It’s like Kelly and I always say we critique each other’s chapters: we’d rather hear it now (and get a chance to correct it) than from our editors!
Have a great Father's Day Weekend!
Friday, June 15, 2007