Your Jersey Shore Glossary
The MTV reality show is awe-inspiring, as long as you understand vocab
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 10:25 AM CST

(Newser) – “You are not prepared for Jersey Shore,” promises Leslie Gornstein of MTV’s controversial reality show—but perhaps her glossary will help. The show follows eight guidos and guidettes who descend upon the New Jersey town of Seaside Heights for the summer with a single goal: "to ‘pound out it’ with a suitable young Italian-American of the opposite genduh,” she writes in the Los Angeles Times. But what do all the words mean? Read on:

  • Gel: “A staple in guido grooming. (See: blow-out).”
  • Guidette: “A female guido, often marked by long, dark hair (with or without white streaks), neon plastic nails, strategically torn attire, a dark tan and a marked intolerance for dirty girls.”
  • Guido: “A proud Italian American man, often noticeable due to painstaking, often flat-topped coiffure, distinct musculature assisted by large tubs of protein shake mix, body-length tattoos celebrating popular car-brand names and a pierced, um, sweet Italian sausage.”
  • Juicehead: A drunk—or a steroid user.
  • Poundin’ it out: “Engaging in sexual intercourse.”
For many, many more terms, from “Ron Ron juice” to “vibin’,” click here.