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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: December 6th, 2012

Last year, my son used the word donk, and I had no idea what a donk was. It’s a butt — an ample one. It is not in Merriam Webster’s version of a dictionary.

But it’s in songs, even country songs. It was not among the new NPR words. I found donk and more contemporary jargon in the Urban Dictionary and the online slang dictionary. So here’s the translation of a few you might hear from family members this holiday season.

YOLO – you only live once. I missed this somehow. It’s been around forever in texting just like LOL, but it was lost on me.

iFatigue — Apple product introductions are wearing us out. At anagramer.com, this word gets 12 – 14 points in Scrabble and Words with Friends. Not sure if it is officially accepted.

Typerventilating — rapid instant messaging. I am guilty of this — my kids will tell you that.

Prezo or Preso — a short presentation.

Sofa Sunday — day people shop using iThings which probably results in iFatigue.
The Urban Dictionary has a word of the day, and some are pretty funny — others are crude, lewd and definitely not kid-friendly. If someone you work with, live with or comes to visit speaks in slang you don’t understand, keep Urban Dictionary and the online slang dictionary handy, but don’t just sit on your donk and get iFatigue looking up words.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: April 18th, 2012

Another offer you can’t refuse. We played, Sorry, Scrabble, checkers and a host of video and computer games around here.

But, the people at Endless Games have endless suggestions for fun that range from under $10 to $25. The Godfather Trivia Game, for $13, will bring all the men in this family together with 900 questions. Do you know Kay’s maiden name? Who was drinking out of a garden hose at Anthony’s communion party? Finish the line, “I know it was you Fredo …” Endless Games says The Godfather Trivia Game will have you rising through the ranks, or sleeping with the fishes. Just remember… “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

Endless Games also offers Name 5! Just like the title says, a category comes up and if you can name 5, you move on. You’ll name 5 things that make a person sneeze, 5 TV dads, 5 video games.
Other fun: Flippin’ Out – Scattegories on steroids. Say rock bands is the category – come up with a band that starts with the letter “P,” think fast. If you can’t come up with an answer, you are out.  So in this game, you are either flippin’ or out!

Enjoy Reverse Charades. Instead of one player acting out something for the team to guess, the team acts out for one teammate. You can watch a demo here.

Game on!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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