Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Land it like Sully

Here’s another online dictionary to check out.

Urban Dictionary is a dictionary of slang, and is very up-to-the –minute. It could be helpful for those writing contemporary fiction (especially YA).

Check out this example:

Land It In The Hudson
An expression used to encourage yourself or someone else when it appears an endeavour is headed for a disastrous outcome (due mostly to external conditions).
Based on when Sully averted tragedy by successfully landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. See also, "Land it like Sully."
The company is on the brink of failure, so let's Land it in the Hudson.

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1 comment:

  1. These are great. It has made me think about the history that all slang words contain. Remembering there meaning is an effort worth going to I reckon!