Home » Segments » Dumb Brick = Very Cold

Dumb Brick = Very Cold

Play episode

Duncan from Brooklyn, New York, says his friends use dumb to mean “really” and brick to mean “cold.” This use of dumb goes back at least to the 1700s, and was originally a euphemism for damn. Stupid has been used as an adverbial intensifier in the same way, as in It’s stupid cold outside. Brick for “cold” is classic New York City slang. This is part of a complete episode.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More from this show

Recent posts

Segments