Tuesday, June 10, 2008


We at the Pake Shlake Band feel like sometimes we use a bit of lingo that is foreign to the outside world. And outside to the foreign world. This lingo, when used to the extent that we use it, may actually be considered a language. A language we like to call Shlakese.

So today we're going to help you out a little bit by teaching you a bit of Shlakese so you can amaze your friends. Or just confuse them, whichever you prefer.

We are going to translate a word - a particularly shlakey word - so you'll know what it means if you ever see it in the future on this site. Or any other site for that matter, although that would be really strange.

brav - a sarcastic interjection used when someone has made a mistake, or in general done something poorly; derived from the term "bravo," which means "good" or "well done" in Italian.

Mike: Oh, no! I broke a plate!
Johnny: Brav!

See? It's usage is very simple. See if you can use it in your everyday conversation today. And look for it in a post next week. First person to make a comment on a post that uses the term "brav" gets a shout out. Ooh! It's like a scavenger hunt! Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. You guys say "we'll give you a shout out" like it's a prize or something. You just lead people on, you mistreat you loyal fans! Brav.