Words worth a thousand words
- If you've ever wanted a perfect way to describe the look that comes from kids wearing sweatshirts with the hood up, or a beanie/skull cap/knit hat, and their pants around their knees, forget "gangsta". A much more evocative term, courtesy of Christina: urban gnomes. It's brilliant. I mean, compare this and that and you'll see what I mean. I'll never be able to look at these kids again without giggling.
- If you want to convey how earnest you are, appropriate use of the word sinceriously will make your sentiments perfectly clear. Again, from Christina, but not one she coined; it was generated by somebody she works with for whom English is a second language.