Many of my friends pursuing their graduate degrees in anthropology flew off to the Amazon rainforest to study the Yonomame, or up to the Yukon to study Inuit/eskimo cultures. I have a suggestion, it is no longer necessary to travel to the far corners of the world to study unusual cultures. They need go no further than the nearest mall.
Yesterday, I'm working the front counter and this guy is applying for a building permit. He brought his 14 year old daughter in with him (back fresh from the mall) who apparently has had a cell phone surgically attached to her ear. Anyways, I am forced to listen to her half of a conversation while our building inspector takes forever to look something up. During the course of her conversation she uttered the phrase "stretch, Julie, stretch" not less than three times. Based on the context of the discussion, though, I don't believe her friend Julie was doing aerobics at the time. How odd. I also heard her describing some boy she knew and attached the label "d'weeze" to him (I think he may have been either really cool or possibly an ogre - I'm not real sure). Lastly, you'll be sorry to learn that Julie's friend Kristen is 'getting the worst case of white girl butt you've ever seen'. Now, many denizens of this forum may suffer from this disorder and I do hope a cure is discovered someday soon. It is especially tragic that one should come down with a serious case at a such a tender age - how very sad, indeed.
I just tried to google all of these terms and still have NO freakin' idea what she was talking about. Does anyone here that maybe has teens know what I'm talking about?
Dang, I am soooooo uncool.