2003 blog of the year? whatevs.org, obvs. it's a pop culture blog by Detroiter Uncle Grambo. If you've seen the site, you know that it pretty much has it's own lexicon or "peculiar slang". I've told lots of friends about it, and they agree, it's great, but then they inevitably ask me what "obvs" stands for, or what a "durst" is. others have had the same problems too. So, even though there's no buzz in explaining things, the following should get you quickly acclimatized, privatized, and accustomized:
The Unofficial whatevs.org Quick Reference Dictionary
Updated Jan 15: corrections and new entries!
Disclaimer: Accuracy and completeness of information are not guaranteed. Mostly it's just me guessing or coming to my own conclusion after having read the site for months.
best - best, obvs. usually used as the sentence "best!" or "so best!"
bovs - beyond obvious. thanks to brother, The Gorilla, and creator Seantizz
buzz - something has "buzz" if it's being talked about or is cool.
DB - douchebag. thanks to uncle grambo
durst - worst, as in Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. worse than "no buzz", worse than worst. or wurst. eg. "Brit Brit's perf of "Me Against The Music" was side splittingly durst"
eff - fuck. obvs.
evs - ever. obvs.
FOW - Friends of Whatevs
This one took me a while to figure out, and even then, it's just a guess and I could be wrong. When you see "FOW Nation" enough times, you can infer that its what Uncle Grambo calls his crew of friends. One day it just came to me that it must stand for "Friends of Whatevs". I felt so smart that I did a victory lap with scissors. Some of the names in the FOW Nation you'll find mentioned often:
- The Grizz
- The Gorilla
For a while I thought The Grizz and The Gorilla were the same person. Aren't grizzlies and gorillas both bears? No. They're not. I think one of them may be Uncle Grambo's brother too. And I think The Grizz writes for Detroit News. I also thought JPMcKrengels was a name of one of the muppets from FraggleRock.
no buzz - opposite of buzz. e.g. "Luis Guzman has no buzz w/out Soderbergh"
obvs - obviously, obvs.
p.h.c.f.y.s.b. - piping hot content for your sexy bod
shmears - seriously. shmears is short for shmeariously, which is short for seriously, like 'breakfast shmreakfast' mallrats stizz. thanks to damore and Peabs
schmobvs - obvs schmobvs, so it means obvs.
stizz - style. eg. "Uma Thurman? amazing face. great pins. tight butt. strangely appealing feet ('kill bill' stizz)"
tigs - tight. thanks to thekutch.
whatevs - whatever, obvs.
WOM - word of mouth
uggs - ugly
If I've missed any, or if you have any corrections, let me know.