January 22nd, 2010
03:00 PM ET

A look back at the 'Jersey Shore' season

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Last night, the talented videographers of MTV concluded their field research into how 20-somethings behave when subjected to heat, large quantities of alcohol, and the temptations of the “Jersey Shore.” In the end, the study was a success, giving ample insight into this subset of young Americans who refer to themselves as “Guidos” and “Guidettes.”

Vocabulary

Understanding the happenings of Seaside Heights requires deciphering the unusual diction used by its residents. Here are some of their most unusual terminology:

* GTL. An abbreviation for “Gym, Tan, Laundry,” which is what the men of the house do every day in order to keep their appearance in tip-top shape, in the hopes of attracting a female of the species. FULL POST

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January 4th, 2010
11:25 AM ET

MTV's 'Jersey Shore': A Field Guide

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If you have been as fortunate as to come into contact with a teen, or 20- to 30-something, in the past three weeks, they have more than likely referenced a television program by the title of “Jersey Shore.”

As they describe said television show, you have probably found yourself confused and at a loss for words about the characters and situations described.

After the jump, your guide to understanding this wild subspecies and the show that glorifies them. FULL POST

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