Every Monday night, the family gets together for a “No Technology Night”. So that means no iPods, no laptops, no television, and no phone usage until after the girls go to bed. So after supper, we pick out a board game to play as a family and try to have some laughs as a family. Both Sunshine and I think it’s important to do this once a week…just turn off everything and spend time with the kids like “the old days”.
Anyway, we were playing some Muppet Yahtzee when the youngest said something to the effect of, “I don’t want to do that at school because it’s a derp thing to do”.
We’ve got NO idea what you’re talking about, kids.
“You two are just old and out of touch.”
Yikes…is that possibly true?? I mean, I remember using terms like “gnarly” or “tubular” or “gag me with a spoon” (or at least I remember seeing those used on television when I was a teenager), but I don’t know if I remember creating words from scratch and pretending they actually meant something.
So I immediately went to the internet and looked up the word. This is what I found from the Urban Dictionary:
A simple, undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Brought to life in the South Park series, when Mr. Derp made a guest appearance at South Park Elementary as the chef for a day, followed by hitting himself in the head with a hammer and exclaiming “Derp!”
I’m all about watching South Park and all, but this episode has helped to create an entirely new word? Apparently so because there are other explanations for it:
It’s insane, isn’t it? I’ve become SO OLD that I’m now completely out of touch with the new vernacular. I’m one step away from being “uber lame”. I’m officially “uncool”.
But then you need to ask the question: Do I really want to know what “derp” means, anyway?