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Springcurl 03-27-2013 08:30 PM

A woman said I was a hot spook
has anyone heard that expression before?

I know the negative definition of a spook, but I don't think she meant it like that. She was admiring my sparkly sneakers and after we chatted about it for a she said, "You're such a hot spook!"

I googled it and very little comes up. Someone else comments that they've been called a hot spook but it's just a one liner comment and don't expand it.

Anyone know if it's a British term? An archaic term? Anything at all?

LadyV69 03-27-2013 08:39 PM

Never heard that expression before. I do know about the derogatory meaning of spook of course, but "hot spook?"

crimsonshedemon 03-27-2013 10:59 PM

According to urban spook means
A word to discribe a black person. Normally used by older folks in their mid 70's.

Starmie 03-27-2013 11:08 PM

I've never heard it before so pretty sure it's not British.

redcelticcurls 03-27-2013 11:34 PM

Does she think you're a spy?

The New Black 03-28-2013 12:34 AM

Was she Black?

Lovemenappy 03-28-2013 12:48 AM

She probably just made it up. People have their little "terms". I say words that don't make any sense to anyone outside of my family or circle of friends. Like I have a bad habit of saying "Livin like Larry" when Im being silly or saying that I want to live or have a high priced or luxurious item/life style. A lot of people at first look at me like "0_o" but the people I'm friends with get it....Im a Spongebob fan. :wave:

Speckla 03-28-2013 01:21 AM

Does she have a strong northern accent? Maybe she was trying to say you're a hot 'spark' but didn't pronounce the full 'r' sound??

curlyarca 03-28-2013 03:52 AM

Was she older.
She must not get out much if it's 2013 and she's using that term.
Were you wearing a ghost costume.
I'm just saying it's not looking good for ole girl. I've got nothing.

thelio 03-28-2013 06:40 AM

i was also thinking it was something made up. i have thelioisms (did i spell that right?) a friend wanted to make a video call "ish the thelio say". maybe she felt so comfy around you, she let one of her isms spill out not realizing you wont get it or she even did it.

or she was a racist trying to compliment you the way only a racist can.

murrrcat 03-28-2013 06:49 AM

the only way a racist can...:evil4:

I can't stop laughing.

Yea some people make up words, or use words in their own way. (example: Me. See SIDY for the use of the word cryptic)

iroc 03-28-2013 07:00 AM

Well, I know spook is a term they used in the 50's. Maybe even earlier. Yes its a derogatory, racist term.

Sounds to me like someone somewhere is trying to use a derogatory word and putting a spin on it to make it mainstream slang.

Like the -er to -a ending on the 'n' word. To me its the same thing.

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Speckla 03-28-2013 07:29 AM

You're flippin' gorgeous and a hot young thang no matter what anyone else says! :love10::love10:

claudine19 03-28-2013 07:46 AM

The only thing that makes sense to me is "spark."

Springcurl 03-28-2013 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon (Post 2145480)
According to urban spook means
A word to discribe a black person. Normally used by older folks in their mid 70's.

I know that term, but I really didn't feel like she meant it that way.

At any rate, after WAY too much research last night when I should have been sleeping, I found it in this book:

Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-by-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the Twentieth Century: Rosemarie Ostler: 9780195182545: Books

HOT SKETCH: a lively companion, also known as a hot ticket or a hot spook.

spiderlashes5000 03-28-2013 09:55 AM

Did you think of asking her what she meant? Because I wouldn't have been able to let that one go. :confused:

claudine19 03-28-2013 10:02 AM

You're so much fun, spring, that I sincerely hope she meant "lively."

Springcurl 03-28-2013 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000 (Post 2145725)
Did you think of asking her what she meant? Because I wouldn't have been able to let that one go. :confused:

She said it as she was leaving and I turned to my friend, stunned, and said, "Did she just call me a hot spook??"

spiderlashes5000 03-28-2013 10:29 AM

Whatchu talkin about, Willis?

iroc 03-28-2013 10:41 AM

Maybe she meant 'spark' or some other word and it came out wrong.

Once I went to say to my daughter 'aww, baby' and it came out 'aww, booby'.

Which was embarrassing bc I was at the orthopedic when she broke her leg and all the doctors were young good looking guys.

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