Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A new word being used by the kids in Grosse Pointe Park

As the kids in GPPLL are talking to each other or to the coaches, instead of asking "who are we playing next?" they say, "who are we VERSING" (as in Giants versus the Devil Rays). I have never heard of the use of word in such a way.

Sounds odd to me. I looked the word up in several on-line dictionaries. The proper definition of VERSING is to tell a story in verse or poetry. Several "Urban Slang" dictionaries noted the new use of it as a verb from of VERSES.