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

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Mon Sep 03 2007 - 16:36:56 EDT

~~~ On 2007/09/03 18:51, at wrote ~~~

> "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.

Thanks Matt, I've been here so long I don't hear current US slang as much as
I used to do.

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