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To wonder what happened to normal words???

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BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:41:24

Conversation with dd (13) yesterday.....

dd: "im looking forward to going back to school next week, as some of those year 10 boys are really peng !"

me: "oh right"

dd: "yeah, thats why it's important i get my eyebrows done before i go back as i need them to be really fleeking !"

Seriously, where do they get these words from??? Lol

KellyBoo800 Sat 03-Sep-16 09:43:04

My 16 year old cousin was doing work experience with me back in July and introduced me to peng...I've never been more confused in my life. I'm only 25 but have never been more relieved to not be "down with the kids". Fucking peng!!

BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:44:19

Its like the teens of today have invented a whole new language! Makes me feel old and im only 38 lol

Peakyblinder Sat 03-Sep-16 09:44:36

My 13 year old dd doesn't speak anything like that. ...hmm

BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:45:55

Your lucky peakyblinder , half the time i don't understand what my dd is talking about lol

Buzzardbird Sat 03-Sep-16 09:46:39

But like 'lol' and the overuse of punctuation. Very irritating, isn't it?

Buzzardbird Sat 03-Sep-16 09:47:44

*bit , bound to happen grin

BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:48:29

Ok point taken buzzardbird , but at least people understand what im saying grin

IneedAdinosaurNickname Sat 03-Sep-16 09:48:45

Ds1 was getting bullied at school last year because he doesn't talk like that hmm

But surely teenagers have always created some kind of slang that our parents hated?

BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:51:17

I suppose they have i need, im sure i used slang as a teen, but i dont remember using any words that dont make sense without an explanation

Mind you it was a very long time ago that i was a teen grin

SanityClause Sat 03-Sep-16 09:53:09

Hmm, Kelly, peng has been around for years. If you're 25, people were saying it when you were at school.

Babymamamama Sat 03-Sep-16 09:55:24

Primary aged kids in my area say "I will verse you" as in I will take you on in a competition. I do wonder how these things come into use and their origins. Wonder if Susie Dent could explain.

BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:56:54

Has it sanityclause ? Ive only been hearing it this last few months, I wouldn't mind so much, but when i ask my dd what these words mean she looks at me like hmm because i have not heard them before

Totallyspies17 Sat 03-Sep-16 09:57:17

Mine are 10 and 9 and already use words and phrases that I don't understand!

Fauchelevent Sat 03-Sep-16 09:58:13

I imagine people said the same thing about "cool".

BlueberryJuice Sat 03-Sep-16 09:59:52

Yeah I suppose they may have done when that word was first used, she also said yesterday that one of her mates said that im his g , i have no idea what that means either but apparently its a compliment smile

ironrooster Sat 03-Sep-16 10:00:34

I find evolution of language fascinating. It's always happened amongst the young but I guess it spreads at a much faster rate now with the Internet / social media.

SanityClause Sat 03-Sep-16 10:01:07

A quick Google tells me it was in the Urban Dictionary from 2003, when it was used to describe "good" drugs, and from 2006, used to mean sexy, or attractive in a person.

If it was in the urban dictionary in 2006, it was being used in that context, in speech, from even earlier.

The first written instance of the word "cool" to mean good, was from the 1920s, I think.

SanityClause Sat 03-Sep-16 10:02:15

Urban dictionary is your friend. I may have the app on my phone.

SanityClause Sat 03-Sep-16 10:07:29

One of DD2's friends told her that I'm her bae, Blueberry.

It made me feel like such a Cool Mum™. wink

MarklahMarklah Sat 03-Sep-16 10:08:38

DD's only in reception so we've not yet been subjected to this. I've heard of 'peng'p before, but I thought it was 'on fleek' and not 'fleeking'. I must be getting old!

CwtchMeQuick Sat 03-Sep-16 10:12:18

I'm 22 and peng wasn't used in my area when I was in school. I don't even know what it means confused

MarklahMarklah Sat 03-Sep-16 10:15:19

* 'peng' obviously. Computer is on a go-slow and only displays what I've written after a long pause.

3catsandcounting Sat 03-Sep-16 10:24:20

Well, I'm 53, and "peche" was something good or cool, back in my school days. Stupid word. Never said it myself! grin

5tardusty Sat 03-Sep-16 10:31:27

Slang words just eventually become so accepted that you don't remember they were once exclusive to teenagers. Words like jam, gig and 'dig it' in the 60s for instance. Evolution of langauge is really interesting

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