Notworthy – 4.6


Death To The Word “Grom”The world of surfing has made famous some of the dopiest slang in existence. The shameful list includes such favorites as dude, bro, gnarly, gnar, gnar-gnar, killer, and nectar, to name just a few. But one word in particular must go. We don’t particularly mind the sound of the word “grom,” we’re more offended by its meaning. Its main purpose is to let kids know they don’t deserve the respect afforded adults. It’s the vocabulary version of the kiddies’ table. We know that “grom” has evolved into a term of endearment, but we just don’t agree that children should be seen and not heard.-Joel