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Teenage slang translation thread

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This is what I have learned this evening...

Beast = very good.
Peak = rubbish, unfair.

If anyone can add anything else, please do, in the interests of helping me understand what my son is saying to me. grin

notnowImreading Tue 30-Apr-13 21:47:49

Hench: muscular, attractive
Bear/bare: very
Swag: attitude, arrogance, sense of own attractiveness to opposite sex.

VBisme Tue 30-Apr-13 21:49:02

Where do these come from?

Do you think peak might be piqué?

QueenOfCats Tue 30-Apr-13 21:52:50

Mandem: your circle of friends

Piff: attractive

Bredrin: closest friends

Bookie: weird/disgusting (boo-key)

QueenOfCats Tue 30-Apr-13 21:53:46

Gwop: money

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 30-Apr-13 21:54:05

Cat = disgusting
Peng = rather good
Butters = fuck knows.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 30-Apr-13 21:54:41

Bare - i HATE that, for some reason it is so annoying

bubbles1231 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:55:18

Sick= really good, cool

bubbles1231 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:57:23

Bredrin must come from brethren

Fam = friend

Ting = thing (this one drives me potty. He's from Hertfordshire, not Jamaica).

elsie07 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:57:50

Butters - Ugly girl/boy. Nice body but her/his face, shortened to butters.

There is a character in Shameless called Butterface / 'but her face!' I can see how that could get abbreviated to 'butters'.

MerryMarigold Tue 30-Apr-13 22:00:40

Game - flirting

Snog Tue 30-Apr-13 22:02:00

Wa gwarn? = how you doin'? (I guess from What's going on)

thornrose Tue 30-Apr-13 22:03:15

Loads of teen slang comes from Jamaican patois, particularly mandem and bredrin. It sounds hilarious coming from "nice" middle class or posh kids grin

I hate fam and don with a vengeance.

Getorf, I thought you meant butters was teen-speak for 'fuck knows'. I feel a bit of a tit, now Elsie's explained it.

I might wilfully misuse it, though, e.g.
Friends Ds: what time you picking me up, Georgian?
Me: Butters, Fam.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 30-Apr-13 22:09:41

grin sorry georgian

But YES to the wilful misuse. Just to see that wonderful look of teenage derision/confusion.

Snog Tue 30-Apr-13 22:10:11

Fazza = family

DeafLeopard Tue 30-Apr-13 22:14:02

Oh God yes, listening to these middle class home counties boys trying to sound like they are gangstas.

booksteensandmagazines Tue 30-Apr-13 22:17:51

banter: fun chat

trolling: fooling someone

legend: seems to refer to a child who's done something 'sick' at school which the teachers didn't find 'sick'

DS1 uses "tank" not quite sure what it means but it seems to be something good hmm

Bakingnovice Tue 30-Apr-13 22:24:09

Brah - new for bro, which referred to any friend and not actual brothers as I thought.

Blad - blood. Ie family and close friends.


Theselittlelightsofmine Tue 30-Apr-13 22:29:59

Sick is actually spelt Sic if you are using it for for the meaning something very good.


YoniOrNotYoni Tue 30-Apr-13 22:30:30

Faf - fit as fuck

MerryMarigold Tue 30-Apr-13 22:31:43

Sick UP - really, really good.

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