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iword - What we now say instead of saying the derogatory word "Indian." Used when referring to the original inhabitants of the continent of North America, the Native Americans. A word that came about in the early 21st century when NWORD became an acceptable and widely for an earlier word used for any and all people of black (i.e., dark) skin color. Just one word of many that has now become widely used in common speech. Other examples are CWORD, GWORD, m-word and others. (ED. Native Americans living in Oklahoma commonly refer to themselves as "Indians" -- and don't seem to mind the designation or consider it to be derogatory. There are several "Indian Hospitals" around the state: Claremore Indian Hospital, Lawton Indian Hospital, etc.)

e.g., At the casino in northern Michigan, I heard a gambler who had just lost a small fortune on the blackjack table call the Native American casino the IWORD.

submitted by creative guy

ix - This word is a solution to that annoying problem that your English teacher stuck you with. It is a third person singular gender-neutral pronoun. Contrast with: "Each child played with her toy."

e.g., Each child played with ix toy. Each person had the chance to air ix complaint.

submitted by Chris Wilson - (www)

iykwimaityd - If You Know What I Mean, And I Think You Do.

e.g., "Torta" is not used by all Hispanics to mean “sandwich.” Some Cubans use that term to mean . . . well . . . a female who REALLY appreciates other females, IYKWIMAITYD.

submitted by beelzebub

izify - (rhymes with size'-ih-lie; v.) to wrench an adjective into verbity by tacking on the ancient Greek "-ize," as in "legalize," "marginalize," "urbanize," "formalize," etc. ad nauseam.

e.g., "Can you izify any adjective?" "Pretty much, yeah." "Like _supersize_?" "What?_supers_ is not an adjective." "Oh. Okay: would it be_superize_ then? or_suprize_?!" "I'm gone-ized."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

iznik - (n.) 1. The true economic foundation of a place famous or well known for something else (e.g., Jerusalem's iznik, despite al Kuds having the most storied history of any city in the world, is essentially tourism and souvenirs); 2. More generically, the foundation of a city's or region's economy. [After the famous 'Kilns of Iznik' in Turkey, the ceramics and fine china of which being the driving force of the city's notoriety during the early middle ages---even though Iznik is the Turkic name for Nicaea, the site of at least three major doctrinal debates and promulgations in the history of the Christian churches.]

e.g., "Alas that this sandy strand, which saw so many hopeless sailors founder, was seen of so many lifeless eyes, should stand now naught but an iznik of shops, meaningless rituals for wealthy tourists, restaurants, guides for hire, and time-shares." | Switzerland's iznik is chocolate and discreet accounting.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

izzgasim - All of a sudden getting happy.

e.g., Don't have an izzgasim just because you passed the test. After all, you did get a D.

submitted by Harley Carter

izzle fashizzle - Being "all that," and then some. Similar to "all that and a bag of chips." The whole izzle-Pig Latin phenomenon has gained recent popularity due to such rap artists as Snoop Dogg putting it into the lexicon. However, the trend was actually started in 1981 by Rapper Frankie Smith in his one-hit wonder "Double Dutch Bus." In it he raps a nonsensical Pig Latin, and a group of children in the song rap back in Pig Latin.

e.g., Dan: If you could have any car, what would it be? Stan: Oh, definitely a DeLorean. That car is the izzle fashizzle, as far as I'm concerned. Dan: It always reminded me of a 1950s Mercedes Benz, with its gull-wing look. The Benz was awesome-looking. They're very popular replicas now.

submitted by Paul

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