Monday, April 6, 2009

Bring It Back!



I saw "Sike" scratched into a subway window Sunday and remembered in the '90s, when my third grade friends were just joking they'd scream "Sike!" Guessing it somehow comes from psych as in to psych someone out. Urban Dictionary says:

Misspelling of slang term "psych", which is short for "psyched out". It can be used at the end of a statement intended to psychologically cause its recipient to be taken off guard or aback, hence allowing for a competitive advantage by the person using the statement. It is intended to be used, & then its success is to be pointed out publicly, as further source of creating an embarrassing competitive edge.

Hey Joey, your sister let me see her naked last night. Sike!

Should we bring it back?

-Royal

7 comments:

clanchatti said...

Something also reminded me of that word sometime in the past several months. Needless to say, after the reminder I did not hesitate to bring it back. It is being welcomed back with open arms up here.

Anonymous said...

you know what? sike never truly left for me. never. my favorite is saying it so loudly and abrasively that you prolong the one vowel word into having several vowels. such as, hey joey after your sister let me see her naked i had sex with your mom - siiiiiiiiiiike!

Anonymous said...

i dare you to bring it
unless it's already been broughten

Royal Young said...

I think we should just punch people in the neck.....

Anonymous said...

It's so been broughten, man.

I do prefer the proper spelling though. I'm a nerd.

Anonymous said...

anyone remember a specific context SIKE was used in?

Gem said...

The only way to actually use the word "sike" is in a dry sarcastic tone under your breath when only one person hears you.
Or just not say it at all