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

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by welsummerchicks, May 26, 2011.

  1. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    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?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    If you post specifics I can help. I am not with the general language they speak, but if I see it I can help.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My two boys informed me that "kk" means "OK."


    [​IMG] Why they feel the need to change a perfectly good "ok," I don't know.
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  4. smokeykk

    smokeykk Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    I'm an expert at that, I'm a teen myself, just what is it you want to know the meaning of? [​IMG]
  5. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    Dugald , Manitoba
    Lol is laugh out loud lol
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    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 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
  8. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    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.
  9. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    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 [​IMG]
  10. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011
    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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