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Get your crunk on, OK!

Steppin' Out with AprilApril E. ClarkGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has added 100 new words, and who would’ve thunk crunk would be on the list?”Crunk” the word for high-energy rap music from the South made popular by rappers Outkast, Three 6 Mafia, Ying Yang Twins and Lil John is one of several new trendy terms making their dictionary debut.Not since “bootylicious” was added to the dictionary has literary lingo created quite a stir.

“Ginormous,” “smackdown” “sudoku,” and “speed dating” are also terms being defined in the updated collegiate dictionary.

I wonder what Mr. Webster would think.Next year, I think “rock star parking” and “cowboy/cowgirl up” should be added.Who doesn’t use those terms on a daily basis, really?I know my mom does when she parks at the mall.



It’s happening in Aspen to boot: Glenwood Defiance Rugby Club vs. the Gentleman of Aspen, 1 p.m., Wagner Park, AspenThis is why I’d kick it up here: The last time Defiance and the Gents played each other this season, history was made. Defiance won 37-20, a first in the club’s 14-year history. This year’s Defiance roster includes impressive new players hailing from Kenya, England and New Zealand. Did I mention they’re a group of really great guys, too? Check out the rugby madness and cheer on our hometown team Saturday in Aspen. Go Defiance.

It’s happening in Carbondale to boot: Legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli, 7 p.m., with opener Phunky Monkey, 5:30 p.m., free performance in the park, Sunday, Sopris Park. Information: 963-1680 or http://www.carbondalearts.comThis is why I’d kick it up here: Wrap up the weekend right with “phunky” live music in Sopris Park. Sundays call for a little barefoot dancing in the green grass as the sun sets over Carbondale. Bring along a picnic basket and a nice bottle of vino for a laid-back Sunday supper set to the sounds of Phunky Monkey and Leo Nocentelli. Not quite crunk, but funky none the less.


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