News Archive 2009-2018

Learning the Lingo: No Randos and Definitely No Creepers (The New York Times) Archives

Slang terms such as “rando,” an unfamiliar or suspicious outsider, and “sketchball,” connoting an air of danger or at least discomfort, have emerged among college students, who, among the landscape of social media and the shift to technologically mediated exchanges, have become wary of overly familiar “creepers.”