If you want to know the latest developments in the shredding of Bear Stearns, you turn to breaking news sites. If you want to know the wider cultural implications of what’s happening on Wall Street, check the Urban Dictionary.

One of the most recent entries, less than a week after Bear’s problems were reported in the press, is “Bear Stearned .”


to crash, to collapse, to plummit, to fail

1. I can’t believe it, I completely bear stearned that test.

2. For the third time this week, my computer bear stearned on me.

I plan to use this term at least 50 times this weekend.