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Photos: Top ten Urban Dictionary words inspired by CU-Boulder

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We love us some Urban Dictionary, in part because it features plenty of unusual definitions for words we thought we knew pretty damn well -- like, for instance, "Colorado" and "Denver."

Our latest collection, featuring original (and unedited) definitions we've photo-illustrated, features words inspired by CU-Boulder, from "Penalty Shotgun" (it doesn't involve hockey) to "Purple Dick" (the art for that one, on the post's last page, is sorta NSFW). Increase your word power, and your laughter, below.

"Penalty Shotgun"

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A term stemming from a CU Boulder student's frustration with unpunished party fowls.

Anyone who commits a party fowl is required to get on one knee and shotgun a beer without delay. Any beer will do, but the cheaper/shittier the better. This is the only acceptable action to make up for spilling beer, not finishing a shot, or other fowls designated by the providers of the liquor and/or head(s) of the house/venue.

Self-administered penalty shotguns are not only acceptable but encouraged. Refusal of a penalty shotgun results in immediate removal from the party and well deserved embarrassment

A freshman walks into your party asks for a shot of Takaa Liquor (vodka or gin) and fails to take the entire shot:

"Ohhhh, you bitch! Penalty shotgun, right here ladies and gentlemen, he can't even finish a single shot! Someone get me a Keystone Light right now! Ok, take a knee you cocksucker, this is your one and only chance for redemption"

"MERL"

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Half man, half girl. Can drink as much as a college boy, but still has female sex appeal. The most notorious MERL, rumoured to be named 'Noor', attends the University of Colorado at Boulder and can be spotted at the bars on a daily basis on the prowl. Though there is no actual documentation of this MERL, many have claimed to have spotted her on several occasions. Use caution in the presence of a MERL.

"God I love being half man, half girl"

"MERL, you probably shouldn't say that in public anymore"

"MERL you are the coolest 'guy' in the house"

Continue for more of our top ten Urban Dictionary words inspired by CU-Boulder.

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21 comments
Angel Cruz
Angel Cruz

Urban dictionary Boulder????!!!!

Mike Flanagan
Mike Flanagan

In penalty shotgun, were birds really involved, as in fowls, or were they talking about fouls? Proof reader sleeping?

Spencer Collins
Spencer Collins

"Trust Fund Hippies": Mostly found attending The University of Colorado Boulder, youths who are classified as hippies yet have extremely large amounts of money. They smoke weed, sport tie dye, and express ideas of world peace and love while living in exceptional homes and dining on organic caviar etc. NAILED IT

Liv Michaelson
Liv Michaelson

The sad part is, I believe the guy who wrote it is one of the editors :/

Scott McMahon
Scott McMahon

CU slang - Things no one really ever says but which devalues your hard earned CU degree

Pheenix Wonder
Pheenix Wonder

There is some bad spelling in there, and I'm not even a grammar nazi. Is spelling cuss words hard for normal people?

Ted Nordheimer
Ted Nordheimer

Colonel Sanders had his own entourage of the hottest hens from the hen-house, but those in the know just referred to them as "Party-Fowls." You're fired

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

I read it too and after I questioned all my life choices because it is apparent that I waste a lot of time reading unnecessary crap.

Adam Stevermer
Adam Stevermer

Westword, you've changed. I'm not sure how I feel about you anymore. Maybe we need to take a break until you find a few decent journalists because these high school interns aren't cutting it.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

I'm glad I resisted the urge. I feel your pain, though, as I've gotten sucked in more times than I can count.

Zach Knight
Zach Knight

Sounds like a relationship perhaps a little more you making the sacrifices but still . Losing your induvidiuality part of a two people trying to be more like one . Either that indentured servitude

Joe Zigmond
Joe Zigmond

"Party fowl?" What is that, a soiree chicken? I'm guessing the phrase Michael Roberts is looking for is "party foul." Not that spelling is important, or anything. Unless, of course, you call yourself a Writer.

Matt_in_Boulder
Matt_in_Boulder

"Trust Fund Hippie" just doesn't quite roll off the tongue like "Trustafarian", of which there are many in Boulder...

David M. Raddock
David M. Raddock

saw a Republican in a men'r room with an American Flag pin on one side and a shamrock on the other lapel

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