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teen slang (especially used by girls)

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splodge77 Mon 12-Aug-13 14:23:33

hi there, i'm a script writer currently working on a screenplay with teenage girls in but I'm aware that me teen slang is a bit out of touch!! (i'm 36 and my son is 2 so not quite there yet in picking up the lingo).

i've looked at some of the teen slang threads - very funny! but would love to hear more about current teen slang from mums of teen girls especially - particularly what 2013 equivalents of words like 'shagging' and 'up the duff' might be - both feel too 90s (when i was a teen ha!)

Any help much appreciated.

SuperiorCat Wed 14-Aug-13 11:12:07

Oh and "ledge" - as in "you are a ledge" (legend) = really cool person (either sex)

dollylarma Wed 14-Aug-13 11:23:27

DN - 17 uses:

Got on - snogging, got of with
Climbed on - the whole hog confused
Awkward - (for anything, all the sodding time!)
Mighty Fire - cover up for a serious swear word (she got this from me blush
lolage - anything funny
ledge - as superior cat said

and when I.Ming or FB - putting a full stop at the end of anything followed by a x means "You are an div and not worth my time as you are beneath me. x "

Oh and div - but that's kind of unviersal down here.

cocolepew Wed 14-Aug-13 11:26:34

Throw in the words 'literally' and 'basically' in every sentence, usually used out of context.

dollylarma Wed 14-Aug-13 11:32:42

oh I forgot blud and random -


Calls DN

DN - Aaaaryyygh blud
Me - quit it DN
DN - Woah, Random much!
Me - Just answer the phone properly mun
DN - Lolage <snigger>
Me - Sod it, I'll text you.

And text speak it out, unless you want to be considered "from the 'port" - chavy closest town....

<I felt dirty just writing that blush >

Beamae Wed 14-Aug-13 11:38:27

Am I right in thinking this stuff is regional though? I think to be authentic, it can't all be jumbled up. I heard 'blud' a lot in east London but not at all out in the sticks in Buckinghamshire.

Maryz Wed 14-Aug-13 11:42:32

It seems to be very area specific.

Mine "meet" each other rather than snog, which makes for some very confusing conversations.

Random and Awkward seem to mean practically anything. I don't think they actually know what they mean, it all depends on context. Apparently anyone over 20 is incapable of understanding the context confused

Here they put "like" at the end of every sentence, and everywhere I would use a comma.

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 14-Aug-13 11:45:06

Ds1 says blud. We're in Manchester.

Loads of these as well. Any Jamaican word regardless of your colour. I'll try to remember examples.

Maryz Wed 14-Aug-13 11:50:36

I love these threads, btw. It makes me realise that in the main my children actually speak English grin

Most of the time I can understand them. Apart from the mumbling of course.

boschy Wed 14-Aug-13 14:17:12

ha we are in rural kent, and blud is in common use here! also 'mon' instead of man.

also babe, as in thank you how nice = "aw, thanks babe"

monkeyslut, melonfucker and slore (slut+whore) are terms of affection apprently. but obviously not 12A suitable!!

I do pick them up on the gangsta thing, but actually I find it really funny, and have been known to call them monkeysluts or melonfuckers myself.

boschy Wed 14-Aug-13 14:17:37

oh and def agree about random. havent heard awkward or awks though.

mrspink27 Wed 14-Aug-13 14:24:59

Whatevs has been the word du jour today!

Viking1 Wed 14-Aug-13 14:36:29

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monikar Wed 14-Aug-13 16:52:08

Someone can be a 'tank' too - 'he's a tank'.

MoreThanWords Wed 14-Aug-13 17:37:45

Screwing at someone = having a go/shouting at someone.

Wounded = sarcastically saying bad luck or a shame

SuperiorCat Wed 14-Aug-13 17:56:27

Our version of MoreThanWords Wounded is Burrrrrrned

SuperiorCat Wed 14-Aug-13 18:00:04

Oh and on facebook, it seems they have moved on from multiplying the number of vowels in a word to shortening it and adding a z on the end, so baby which became baaaaaabaaaaaiiiiii has become babez

splodge77 Wed 14-Aug-13 21:40:41

Oh this is brilliant everyone. Have been hooting with laughter at some if these comments. My film isn't really set anywhere specific - it's a comedy & kind of a heightened reality so we're not going uber realistic with the speech but it'll be great to get some of these things youve suggested in. Definitely some likes, randoms, awkwards and I love YOLO. Teen speak has certainly changed since my day! Thanks so much for all your help.

changeforthebetter Wed 14-Aug-13 21:45:24

Tight = mean, as in "that's tight"

dementedma Wed 14-Aug-13 21:51:44

Banter - for joking
Bestie - best friend
Yeah mon

mrspink27 Wed 14-Aug-13 22:39:47

Yes Viking1 "burned", as in Ooooh you got "burned" by Sir... i.e. the teacher has put you in your place!

SuperiorCat Wed 14-Aug-13 23:18:18

Aren't teenagers great? Not to mention a species in their own right!

Ilovemyrabbits Thu 15-Aug-13 16:56:24

In South Yorkshire, I've noticed my 12 yo dd's friend says someone is being 'tight' when they are being mean or horrible. And she'll say, 'that was so tight' if something happens that she didn't agree with or didn't think was right. I tried to use it to dd and she looked at me with such horror, I laughed, said I clearly didn't understand all this young person's vernacular and made a mental note never to use it again!

Ilovegeorgeclooney Fri 16-Aug-13 10:34:15

Buzzing; " I'm buzzing to go shopping/cinema/pub....." or after good news/time "Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing".

fortifiedwithtea Fri 16-Aug-13 14:58:28

You got owned = somebody got one over you/showed you up/made a fool of you kind of thing.

on your Jaffa = as in Jaffa cake = means to be on your own

I so ship them = I think X and Y should in a relationship together

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