A Juggalo Dictionary A Guide To The Juggalos Favorite Words

The Detroit-based underground rap duo Insane Clown Posse tends to inspire extreme reactions. The group's biggest fans, the juggalos, are one of the most devoted and interconnected musical subcultures in the United States and even the world.

But if you're just discovering your intense love for Insane Clown Posse, and you want to become a juggalo, it can be a little overwhelming at first. The juggalos have their own style of dress, greetings, and slang that can be hard to understand.

No problem, though, if you want to be a juggalo, your true love of Insane Clown Posse and the other acts on the group's label, Psychopathic Records, will take you far. But here's a quick guide to the juggalos' main slang words:

Clown love: This is a general term that indicates being a fan of Insane Clown Posse or being a juggalo. If you are showing or have clown love, it means you understand the group and its fans, and you're down with the juggalos. It's also used as a sign-off on Internet posts.

Dark Carnival: The Dark Carnival refers to a mythology developed by Insane Clown Posse across a set of six major albums, now being continued in a new series of albums as well. It's described as a sort of purgatory as sorts where evil souls go for various carnival-themed tests and torments.

Down with the clown: Being down with the clown is being a juggalo, or at least being sympathetic to the juggalos. It's similar to having clown love.

Family: If someone is "family," and this is being said by a juggalo, that means the person is also a juggalo. This word is also a popular chant at Insane Clown Posse events.

Faygo: An American brand of soda popular with the band and the juggalos, and often used in Insane Clown Posse's live shows.

Hatchetman: The most popular Insane Clown Posse logo. Like the name indicates, it's a cartoon silhouette of a man carrying a hatchet.

Homies: Your friends, the juggalos in general.

Juggalette: The female version of a juggalo.

MCL: An abbreviation for "much clown love," mostly used on the Internet.

Ninja: A friend, synonymous with one of your homies.