Teen lingo–it comes and goes and changes at will–the teenager’s will…
“There is nothing new under the sun…”
“Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, ‘Look! This is something new?’ It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. No one remembers the former generations.” (Ecclesiastes 1:4, 9-10 NIV)
Teen slang, popspeak, lingo….it changes like the wind. But when I listen to the talk of the day, I find variations on words we used back in the day. But it is interesting to see the changes and additions to teen talk.
I confess, I like to be in the know and talk the talk. But I hear it is embarrassing for adults and parents to try to speak teen slang. Oh well, I like to be on top of the talk. So try these for a while.
Once you learn the lingo, go to Good Housekeeping’s site to test your skills. I scored quite high, only missing one answer. I must be dumb sick to know all the chat…
- Saucy is coming back.
- Emo is on its way out—but I still like this word!
- Epic is dead.
- Wicked and sweet are fading out.
- Cool is now sick or ill.
- He’s so fly means like oh yeah…
- Salty…well that’s like a bad attitude.
- Chillin’ has morphed to Chillaxin.
- Dumb is the new very.
- Drippin’ replaces awesome.
- Bounce means leave in a hurry.
And you teens, young adults, and the like…please leave comments with other lingo you use or know. This generation needs to know.
Just when you think life is crappy…when you hate what has been given you…if you want another person’s shoes to walk in…watch this teen make his life whole out of what he has!
“If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.” (Ecclesiastes 10:10 NIV)