"Mean mugging"

Let's start our week off with a little vocabulary lesson shall we. Last week as I was subbing at one of the middle schools, I had a little problem child who kept acting up, so I made him move to an empty desk right up front by yours truly (the best seat in the house ;). Well he continued to get off task and talk to others around him (they were supposed to be taking a test, so I wasn't being THAT mean of a teacher). Anyway, so as I called his name out to correct his behavior yet again, he replies, "Miss, tell them people in the back row to stop mean mugging me."

Definition according to Urban Dictionary:

"Mean mugging" (verb): When someone gives you a dirty look, scowl or stare

(Ex) Everytime I see that b**** she is always mean mugging me.

Guess I do learn something new everyday. Well this story isn't quite over yet my friends. As Mason and I were leaving dinner on Friday night and crossing the street to our car, a woman driving by turned her head and stared me down. The following conversation ensues:

Me: Umm, what is she staring at me for.
Mason: What? Was she mean mugging you?
Me: OMG! How do you know what that means!?!
Mason: I grew up in the "Dirty Berg" baby!

Wow. Glad to know my boyfriend is street smart/gangster. ;)

Also, today in a high school class I was teaching, a girl student goes, "How do you spell Florida?". To which another student replied, "Like the rapper Flo Rida."

Umm, hello children! I believe Flo Rida spells his name like Florida and not the other way around. This is not a "which came first the chicken or the egg" scenario. Geez, kids these days...


  1. That's so funny! Kids say the silliest things!

  2. I have a running list of the things my middle schoolers tell me!

  3. Mean mugging...interesting. Never heard that one. Maybe it is Texas specific? Or I am just not cool enough.

  4. Ha! I don't think it's a Texas thing so much as a ghetto one! ;)

  5. "dirty berg" cracked me up. And yes, I think your take on Flo Rida vs. FLorida is right. Poor children who will be our future leaders. LOL.

  6. Haha! Caroline! Where do they have you subbing? I'm cracking up about the mean mugging...never heard of it.

  7. oh my gosh! that is too funny!!!
    i have never heard the term mean mugging, i'll be using it now ;)