Please bring an old lady up to date on teenage/young adult slang

welsummerchicks

Songster
9 Years
Jul 26, 2010
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I think I have suddenly gotten horribly old! I can't understand my friend's 2 teenagers.

Anyone want to share any teenager/young adult slang?
 

Tanichca

Sparkle Magnet
10 Years
May 6, 2009
9,258
100
326
Vail, Arizona
brb : be right back
ttyl: talk to you later
u: you
b: be
2: to, too
4: for


i, personally, hate talking like this. IMHO, its horrible
 

eenie114

Completly Hopeless
10 Years
Dec 6, 2009
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45
341
Southwestern Washington State
IKR?! U can brly understnd wha were saying and tht mks it hrd 4 u 2 speek to us.

Translation: I know, right? You can barely understand what we're saying, and that makes it hard for you to speak to us.

I'm fluent in Teenager-ese, but I very rarely use it. Only if I'm in a huge rush.
 

whiteflare

Out of the blue
8 Years
Mar 13, 2011
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Sydney
I am a teenager, but like Eenie, I tend not to speak like that because I find it:

a) hard to understand because grammar is virtually unused in those kinds of messages
b) cumbersome when you can't remember some abbreviation you want to use, so just type the whole phrase out

The only ones I use with some regularity are 'ROFL' (rolling on the floor laughing) and 'LMAO' (laugh my a*** off - not sure if BYC will let me type that) because I laugh a lot and find it easier to write those than telling people I'm laughing. Doesn't have the same ring
 

Zinnia-Hen

Live & Let Live
8 Years
Jan 29, 2011
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I'm a teenger too, like some of the above people. I don't speak slang or text talk because I find it hard to understand and just plain stupid looking. My older sister is the same way as well.
 

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