[NTLK] OT - Do you speak BBC English? (definition of urban expression "served")

From: <mkow1234_at_aol.com>
Date: Mon Sep 03 2007 - 13:51:50 EDT

Hello LG:

"Served" is a "street" (i.e. AA urban cultural term) expression. It means to be "bested" or "out-done" by somebody else. To be "schooled" by somebody with superior skills. It is sometimes used in reference to street dancing, basketball, or some other urban one-on-one type of competition. "Man, you just got served." Sometimes the expression is "punked".
"B----, you was punked!"? Note that I was using the term in jest, and these are NOT common expressions in my own personal vocabulary!!!

For an amusing depiction of "being served", seek out the "South Park" cartoon episode in which the boys are "served" by their diverse urban counterparts from across town and are challenged to a dance contest.

Best regards,

Matt K.
Detroit, Michigan USA

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