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Teenage slang translation thread

(304 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

MerryMarigold Tue 30-Apr-13 22:32:55

(Actually ds1 uses that and he is 7, so not technically a teen)

QueenQueenie Tue 30-Apr-13 22:32:59

I give you Hodge = totally rubbish

thornrose Tue 30-Apr-13 22:48:14

This thread reminds me of the Armstrong and Miller WW2 comedy sketches.

purplepenguin86 Wed 01-May-13 00:19:59

There's nothing like teen slang to make you feel old.....!

MrsTwgtwf Wed 01-May-13 00:28:10

Think this should be an ongoing thread. And for historical interest, it should be archived in Classics. smile Essential parental info exchange.

SPsYoniTheOneAndOnly Wed 01-May-13 00:39:38

Gadge - i think is just like mate.

I like to speak to my brother with all the slang when his friends are around. He hates it and tells me to grow up

Natmu Wed 01-May-13 00:42:20

You're bear jarring me man - you're annoying me somewhat old chum

ThreeBeeOneGee Wed 01-May-13 00:51:44

Wow. Just...wow. = I am so appalled that I am lost for words.

ThreeBeeOneGee Wed 01-May-13 00:53:39

Boom! = Trolled! = Zing! = Burn! = I feel for you, as you have just been bested in a verbal joust.

VeremyJyle Wed 01-May-13 01:04:17

Waste man = idiot?
Feds = Police
Gee/G-Star = Abbreviation of Gangster (something they all aspire to be)

Most of the above have been overheard in the past 24 hours already, I could lower the tone with the sexual ones but maybe not

VeremyJyle Wed 01-May-13 01:07:06

In reply to purple there's nothing like these threads to make me feel young in that I either say these words or have done in the past 5 years gringrin

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Wed 01-May-13 02:08:30

I am in my mid 30s & I know what pretty much all of these mean & I am aware that people have been using them 'for time'.
Teens evidently need something new.

craftybelle Wed 01-May-13 07:22:02

and why do they end sentences with the word much? As in, nice hair, much, or great tv programme, much?

It seems to mean that they approve, but it's so weird. Or is that just my son's school?!

QueenQueenie Wed 01-May-13 07:35:10

moist = very very lame

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 01-May-13 07:55:15

YOLO. I have no idea what it actually means. My ds1 says it all the time.
I asked him once. He said "you only live once innit"
I am still baffled as to why he keeps saying it.

DENCH. Good. I think. Possibly.

SWAG. used in a sentence by ds1 "I've got to go get my swag on"
No idea.

SMH. shake my head. What's the point of saying the letters?
Just shake your fucking head if you need to. I can see you.
There's no need to say it

bootsycollins Wed 01-May-13 08:08:17

Arw it's brilliant innit, my friends sister despite being in her late 20's does all the tacky gangster talk with loads of wide arm gestures, she sounds like an N Dubz reject, cringe!.

Talking of boys from the Home Counties that utter cunt Tim Westwood has got to be the worst offender ever, and he's a grown up ffs.

hellonewworld Wed 01-May-13 08:09:59

Gyaliss - A person who has a lot of female attention. Wifey- girlfriend. Crud- basically crap , will add more later grin

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 01-May-13 09:19:43

Buff = attractive (presumably also well-groomed).

FasterStronger Wed 01-May-13 09:35:39

I second teens need more new language and Tim Westwood is a dreadful man.

chocoluvva Wed 01-May-13 09:43:40

"tank" can be a noun meaning someone who's very large, strong and fit or a verb meaning do something very well, eg play well in a football match/eat all of a huge meal very quickly and completely.

Yoked = muscular/well built

gillywillywoo Wed 01-May-13 09:59:26

Butters = ugly
Bare = "very" OR "lots of"
Gash = girls
Wasteman = idiot/fool (male)
Wastegash = idiot/fool (female)
ISIT? = oh really?
Peng = attractive
Fam/blud = good friend
Bate = obvious
Dutty = nasty
Sick = amazing, good, awesome
Skeen = ok, agreed
Safe = ok, agreed, trustworthy
Long = boring, repetitive, far
Badman = thug

I heard a conversation like this yesterday -

Boy 1- "Fam, was in Lewisham today and there was bare gash in the shopping centre"

Boy 2- "Isit?!"

Boy 3 - "Blud, the girls in Lewisham are butters. Proper wastegash. You should go Croydon, bare gash and proper peng like"

Boy 1 - "Nah man, Croydon is long."

Boy 2 - "Yeah and mandem in Croydon fink they are proper badmans blud, we ain't goin Croydon"

Deary me.

MerryMarigold Wed 01-May-13 10:02:43

That just made me proper LOL, Gilly!

noddyholder Wed 01-May-13 10:03:59

wagwan what are we doing tonight?

Jimalfie Wed 01-May-13 10:19:50

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Jimalfie Wed 01-May-13 10:21:30

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