Churchill’s urban dictionary

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CHS students use many different slang words in their everyday language.  While some students may know them, other students are left confused and not a bit amused when their peers seem to speak a completely different language.

According to sophomore Izak Grovac, catching on to CHS’ new language was fairly easy for him, but for other students, it can be difficult to learn because dialects may vary depending on “friend groups” or “how students act outside of school.”

“Churchillian,” also known as the language of CHS, includes words that many know and love.  In order to clear up confusion, an urban dictionary is in order.

Fresh/ Fré-SHH/, adjective: Well liked, cool; Something that is of high admiration; New, in style, trendy.
“Fresh” is one of the most frequently used words in CHS.  It is constantly heard throughout the hallways, and is known by many.  “Fresh” is an adjective used to tell how highly liked something is.  It mainly describes new objects that are cool or in style.  For instance, one may say, “Those new Air Jordan sneakers are so fresh!”  It can describe anything, from a person’s new shirt to an action.

The most/ THē most/, adjective: An expression that is incredibly good or incredibly bad.

The next most-used vocabulary term in CHS  is “the most.”  “The most” is an expression that can be used negatively or positively.  In the negative sense, it means that something is over exaggerated.  For example, one may say, “She was excited to go to homecoming, but for her to faint from excitement was the most.”  When used positively, it basically means something is the best or unbelievably extravagant.  For example, it may be used to define a back flip: “That back flip Sammi did in the hallway yesterday was the most!” or even a person: “That new kid is the most.”

A few more words that are used are “swag,” “Negative, Ghostrider,” and “doe.”

“Swag” is a noun that describes one’s social status.  If one has a lot of “swag,” it means that they are highly approved of, popular and cool.  For example, one may say that, “That guy from The Walking Dead has so much swag!” or “I’m so popular, so I have a ton of swag.”

Next, “Negative, Ghostrider” is starting to become a frequently used expression in CHS.  All it is a more intense way to say “no.”  Someone may ask their friend, Did you see that game Friday night?” and their friend may respond, “Negative, Ghostrider, I went to go see a movie instead.” in order to say no in a cooler manner than usual.

Lastly, “doe” has two meanings.  It is used to describe a close friend or colleague.  “Doe” is a synonym for “though”, as in, “What do you mean, doe?” “Doe” is also a noun usually used to greet or mention a friend, while it is also used as a nickname for a friend.

A proper example of “doe” is in the question, “Hey, doe, where were you at lunch today?”

Even though some students are flustered by the words and have absolutely no idea what they mean, many are fluent in Churchillian and use it constantly.  The lingo in CHS is more than a few words.  It had transformed and flourished into CHS culture.  Even students who do not like the words will be caught saying them once in a while.  Churchillian is hard to learn, but once it’s mastered, it’s the most.