If you've ever watched the show or if you've had the strange experience of having a one-on-one conversation with a tried and true Jersey Guido, you probably left feeling very confused but somewhat amused.
Here's your vocabulary lesson and a few more Jersey Shore mysteries solved:
Guido/Guidette: This used to be an offensive term used to describe hard-core Italian men and women. Now it is a name with pride attached. A guido or guidette is into their culture; they look the part and act the part... Got a problem with dat?!
Pouf - Snooki perfected this Guidette hairstyle but she did not invent it. The "pouf" has actually been around for years! The look? Gather the front section of your hair and tease, tease, tease; secure it with a butterfly clip or bobby pins, tease some more and then use half a bottle of hairspray. The bigger the better.
Fist-Pumpin' - This is a dance move performed at every club in the Jersey Shore. Guido and guidettes pump their fists in the air in unison to the beat of the music. Sound too easy? You can amp up your fist-pump by double fist-pumpin - just be careful not to punch the muscle head dancing next to you.
Grenade - Mike The Situation brought this term to the forefront and you should know right off the bat - you do NOT want to be referred to as a grenade. The grenade is the unattractive friend or "wing girl" in a group of otherwise hot prospects. Grenades tend to get action at 2 am, when the lights are off and vision is blurred from too many shots of Jaigermeister.
1's and 2's - If you're a guido then you're guaranteed to be great friends or "boys" with at least a few DJs. The club culture and house music is synonymous with the Jersey Shore. Pauly D's turn tables were his 1's and 2's where he spent his time mixin' beats til sunrise.
Barrel - No, not the round wooden container, silly. In this case, barrel is a verb and it means to barrel through a group of cops when one of your guido buddies has inevitably gotten into a bar brawl. Good thing you spend hours at the gym because the barrel is no easy feat.