Are diamonds a girl’s best friend? Get Certified, Binkie

Talking in code- are diamonds really a girl’s best friend?

Great words for your 2011 lexicon and deciphering the real message.

The New York Times recently published the 2010 Words That Made the Year. The gamut ran from the obvious “doing a Bieber” (comb-over hairdo a la teen heart throb Justin Bieber) to “halfalogue” – half an overheard phone conversation.

Here, on the Other Coast, we have our own unique jargon and highbrow glossary.

A true, new, San Francisco phrase, rife with double entendre, is ‘diamond certified’.  As in, “Is he diamond certified?”  In Norcal reality, “Diamond Certified” – is known as a veritable bible – listings of  tried and true contractors, painters and electricians. However, the phrase has taken on a new meaning to some 20 and 30-somethings who have an eye on a diamond ring and a stroll down the aisle with Mr. Right. Go figure.

New puns and slang heard in the hollowed halls and corners of La Boulange and Starbucks:

Whoarder – person who sleeps around, a lot, with no regard for discretion.

–Person who’s been on Internet dating sites for five to 10 years without updating pictures, dates, relevant information, and remains perpetually 40.

Dead End
– A woman, asked where she wants to go on a first date, replies: “The French Laundry, Cyrus,or Michael Mina

Riding the Marry- go-Round – The re-marrying type- person who is more philanderer than philanthropist.

All Props no Pop – Aging hipster with the hot car, cool condo, big talk, thick wallet, and slim chances.

Goofy – the man who wrote, “ I am seeking a short term, mutually exploitative, physical relationship. Interested?”

“I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence? George Carlin

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