It's something you don't want to be and somewhere you don't want to live. People really shouldn't use it to mean 'cool'.
A ghetto was something Jews (and other people) were forced to live in during World War II. They were walled communities that didn't have much money. Now a 'ghetto' means a very poor neighborhood that's usually dirty and has a lot of crime. It is one of the worst possible places you could live in an urban city. And no one here lives in a ghetto, because if they did they wouldn't have computer access.
Edited by fluffums, 07 May 2007 - 10:24 PM.