Sunday, March 05, 2006

Frontin'

Someone I know, who does not want to be identified in this post, was explaining to me that her new purchases were great because they looked much more expensive than they actually were. I said, "That's frontin'." She said, "What's frontin'?" I had to explain it.

I was shocked to discover that I knew someone who did not know what frontin' meant. That doesn't seem like super obscure slang. In fact, I thought it had reached the status of slang Esperanto -- which is slang so common that even middle-class white people (like me) use it without any intention of self-mockery.

2 comments:

Caryn said...

I didn't know what it meant till I had read this post. I mean, I guess I could have guessed, but I've never really heard anyone use it.

Tom said...

Maybe I just listen to too much rap music.