When I was a student at Martins Ferry High School waaaaaay back in the late 80's, there was this one dude in my class, a hippy cross country runner, who made up an interesting word.
At least I think he made it up.
The word was SALTACIOUS (pronounced SAL-TAY-SHUS)
Much like I use the word Fuck, during our senior year he and his buddy, another hippy cross country runner, would use the word in almost every sentence.
If a guy made a joke, he'd say, "Dude that was saltacious."
If a guy ripped on another guy, he'd say, "Man, that's pretty saltacious."
If someone did something bad and he was offended he'd say, "Saltacious, man. Totally saltacious."
So what does saltacious mean?
I'm not really sure. To be honest, I don't think he knew either.
Could he have meant salacious (–adjective. lustful or lecherous) and just added a 't' to be a goofy motherfucker?
Could he have been creatively using the word salty (-adjective. piquant; sharp; witty. racy or coarse)?
Unless he's reading Eimer Debris on this very day (which, judging by my daily site hits, I doubt) the world may never know.
To completely cover my bases, I looked the word up on Urban Dictionary.com - the end all, be all of slang definitions in the United States.
Oh sure, there's saltash, saltationist and saltastic.
But no saltacious.
Having already been published on UrbanDictionary once, with the word Kool Moe Dee (see entry #3), I think I'm going to go for two and try to define my high school chum's word.
I'll keep you updated on the results.
But, you've got to admit, it's a pretty cool word nonetheless. Hell, I even used it last night:
WIFE-TO-BE: Hi, honey how was work today?
ME: Saltacious. Very, very saltacious indeed.
I encourage you to use the word saltacious today.