Word of the Week

bud: /bŭd/ verb. 1. to go in front of someone in line. See also: budge, cut

Example: He bud me.

 


Side note: I used “budge” growing up, so I often still hear “budge” and repeat “budge” when talking about budding in line.

 

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Word of the Week

slop: /slŏp/ verb. 1. to open your book to the right page on the first try.

Example: I slop.

 


Side note: I never picked up on my students using this word last year (or they never opened to the right page). My students this year, however, slop every day in Math.

 

Word of the Week

Craic: (kræk) noun. 1. Word used in Ireland (& Scotland according to a Scottish lad I met) to mean “fun” usually to describe a good time.

 

“We had some good craic at the wedding. The wedding was good craic.”

 

 


Side Note: Not at all related to crack-cocaine.

 

 

Word of the Week

Spendy: (spendē) adjective. 1. Word used in MN (and I’m sure other places…although my East Coast and West Coast friends weren’t sure about it) to mean expensive or costly.

 

“Oh geeze, that walley is pretty spendy…I’ll just get the tator tot hotdish.”

 

 

 


Side Note: I didn’t realize that this wasn’t a widely used term until last year…


Do you use spendy? Where are you from/where have you lived that you noticed its use?

 

Word of the Week

Bun: (bun) noun. 1. Abbreviation for the Inupiaq word, bunnik, that translates to the noun daughter.

 

 

 

 


Side Note: Sometimes you don’t have to be someone’s daughter to be given this term of endearment. You may hear “bun”, “bunnik”, or “bunny” < which in my head is spelt “bunni”

 

 

Word of the Week

Catwalk: (kat•wôkverb. 1. To pop a wheelie.

 

 

 


Side Note: I’m not sure if you have to be able to pop a wheelie and hold and ride it for a while, but I do know the students like to talk about it in their journal prompts.