Saturday, June 16, 2012

Papa Ooh Mow Mow

Shoot the tube

Years back there was a great fad among the younger set to punctuate their speech with "bop" or so-called hip expressions.  The new fad is even more way out and that is surfin' talk.  This glossary will give you a basic insight into the world of the surfer.

Baggies - Trunks that Surfers wear.
Boss - The greatest.
Gremmie - Pseudo surfer.  He plays the role but doesn't really surf.
Hang Ten - Standing on front of the board with toes over the edge to increase speed.
Hanging Five - Hanging five toes over the nose of the board.
Hoedad - Anyone who puts down surfing or surfes:  An enemy of surfers.
Hot Dog - Wide and heavy board.
Hot Dogger - Expert surfer.  Does tricks and shows off.
Kaha Huna - Mythical Hawaiian goddess of surfing.
Pipeline - The hollow tubelike middle of a wave just prior to breaking.
Sand Flea - Person who avoids the water, just lies on the sand.
Shooting The Curl - Catching the wave at just the right moment and riding it out.
Shooting The Pier - Dodging in and out of pilings.
Stein - Worst kind of surfer.
Tube - Hollow part of the wave
Waikiki Kuks - Another name for pseudo surfer.
The Wedge - Another name for a wave.
Wipeout - Catching the wave at the wrong time and being thrown from the surfboard.
Woodie - Car that carries surfboard.


Joe non Papa said...

Boss - If the surfers had that word they got it late. In the mid-late 50's we Brooklyn kids used that word and we didn't know a surfboard from a prairie dog.
Woodie - They are old station wagons that actually had wood panels. They are beautiful! Here are just a few Google images to prove it: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1429&bih=977&q=woodie&gbv=2&oq=woodie&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=img.12...

Chris said...

Riding Giants doc is Boss.