Today’s Secret Word

The word for the day is badass.

It’s a self-negating word, like “classy.”   Once you use it, it can’t apply to you.

Scream really loud each time you see it or hear it.

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20 Responses to Today’s Secret Word

  1. skye says:

    It’s not even a word here (where we say “arse” instead of “ass” anyway), so if I heard ANYONE refer to anyone or anything as “badass” I would immediately peg them as the tooliest of tools. If someone called themselves “badass” then I would quite possibly run in the other direction (screaming, just for you SW).

  2. Haha again like Skye we say ‘arse’ in UK. Also I live in the wrong end of town to hear such words. The worst uttering I’m likely to hear is ‘mawh dahling we must do lunch’ – not to me of course.

  3. Dru says:

    Who on earth calls themselves a badass? Though I admit to using the word to decribe Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who was more or less an object of worship for me during my teens.

  4. Dru says:

    I meant *describe*

  5. XuXu says:

    Word of the Day in France:

    Terrible!!!! (ter-EEE-bluh)

    literal meaning: terrible
    badass meaning: that shit is DOPE, SON!!!!!!!

    XuXu, your friendly neighborhood creator of Tasty Sperm

  6. Aja says:

    Get ready to cringe. I’ve heard people (college sorority girls to be quite honest) use the phrase “classy” when referring to themselves. That always made me chuckle.

  7. Artful MJ says:


    I used “whackass,” a cousin word, at the office yesterday (in reference to sweet salad dressing accompanying salty pasta – a totally whackass choice as it shoulda been Caesar or at least vinaigrette).

    Can I scream anyway? I have lipstick but no large white shoes.

  8. Ann says:

    I sheepishly must confess to using the shit out of that word. I say it at least 3 times daily.

  9. Okay I must be the token nerd because I’m more excited at the fact that you used Pee Wee Herman and his word of the day for this piece! Totally badass of you SW! (now SCREAM!)

  10. **Okay I must be the token nerd because I’m more excited at the fact that you used Pee Wee Herman and his word of the day for this piece!**

    ME TOO!!! And I was hoping the Word would be Zyzybaluba. Oh well.

  11. am not RAD enough for this world. No one said to me am a badass ever. lame, maybe once. bitch twice.

  12. Bessie the cow says:

    Hmmmm . . . Bessie the badass cow . . . has a nice brass ring to it!

  13. WendyB says:

    I’ve always felt that way about classy! It’s so not classy.

  14. erika says:

    Take the quiz above to find out how ” Classy” you are. Apparently I am.
    I’d rather be a raving slut, now that would be “Badass”

  15. Did you ever read Dominick Dunne in Vanity Fair? Everyone was classy this and classy that, in the most serious, unselfconscious prose.

    Whenever I read “classy” I always see it beginning with a “k.”

  16. Artful MJ says:

    I think that “classy” works best in a context like “that’s real classy and sexy, yo.”

  17. Alicia says:

    LOL @ Artful MJ!!!

  18. TheShoeGirl says:

    I LOVE Pee wee. 🙂 Just sayin.

    Also, I LOVEEEEE Lady Gaga but I hate that she calls herself Avant garde. You shouldn’t even when you are.

  19. if you say “classy” in just the right whispered tone you can maybe get away with it. if you spell klassy with a k, you are my best friend.

    as far as this badass business. ok, can we have some legitimate alternatives? i’m working very hard on my hipster, yuppie, streetwise, fashionista lifestyle and want to stay legit. you know like-

  20. oh i forgot and my Avant Garde lifestyle. so my hipster, yuppie, streetwise, fashionista, avant garde lifestyle.

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