Teenage slang translation thread

(319 Posts)
ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 30-Apr-13 21:44:23

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

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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

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 30-Apr-13 21:57:26

Fam = friend

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

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

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

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 30-Apr-13 21:59:57

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

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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.

GeorgianMumto5 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:07:42

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'

2gorgeousboys Tue 30-Apr-13 22:22:01

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

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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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