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High School of American Studies English Dictionary The Definitive Record Of HSAS Language

Isaiah Rosenn, Grade 11, Staff Writer


 

Train delays

/trān-dəˈlās/

Noun: a half true occurrence that can cause 5-55 minute lateness to school

“Sorry I missed first period gym, there was a train delay.”


I did the reading

/ī-did-T͟Hē-rēdiNG/

Phrase: a thing to say when Spark Notes came in clutch

“I did the reading on the train to school, and it took me five minutes.”


STEM-kid

/stem-kids/

Noun: a student who ranked Bronx Science first and did not get in

“The STEM-kids are ogling Bronx Science again.”


Lunch boundaries

/lən(t)SH-/ˈbound(ə)rēs/

Noun: a system run on a strict don’t-ask don’t-tell basis

“I totally brought the diner food from home because I would never break the lunch boundaries.”


The Science Office

/T͟Hē-ˈsīəns-ˈôfis/

Noun: a secret cult inside the school

“I heard the science teachers reciting ritual chants in the science office through the vents in the girls’ bathroom.”


Student drivers

/ˈst(y)o͞odntˈ-drīvərs/

Noun: people plaguing the Bronx with the intent to kill

“Another HSAS student almost got hit by a car yesterday because of the student drivers.”


I left it at home

/ī-left-it-at-hōm/

Phrase: if you know you know

“Sorry I can’t turn the assignment in because I left it at home.”




Harris bathrooms

/herīs-ˈbaTHˌro͞oms/

Noun: an off-putting scene full of the unknown

“He was never heard from again after going into the Harris bathrooms.”


Spinny chairs

/ˈspinē-CHers/

Noun: the holy grail for bored students

“I bet him $10 he couldn’t ride one of the spinny chairs all the way down the hallway in one go.”


Disco to Obama

/ˈdiskō-to͞o-ōbAma/

Noun: a free period

“I was wondering why those three senior boys were roaming the halls and then I remembered they had Disco to Obama.”


Air purifier

/er-ˈpjʊrɪfaɪər/

Noun: DOE eye candy

“I think that air purifier has been unplugged for three months.”


Checking Google Classroom

/CHeking-ˈɡo͞oɡ(ə)l-ˈklasˌro͞om/

Verb: to be texting someone

“Sorry I had my phone out, I was just checking Google Classroom.”


Walk to Art

/ärt-wôk/

Verb: to sprint or power walk to ensure you don’t get locked out

“I pulled my hamstring on my walk to art yesterday.”


The toolshed

/T͟Hē-ˈto͞olˌSHed/

Noun: our lovely preschool looking highschool

“I love the toolshed’s new fluorescent lighting.”




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