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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.

1944girl Tue 20-Aug-13 20:42:42

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BCBG Tue 20-Aug-13 20:27:25

Qualifiers - like 'Oh my Days!", "i'm not even joking' (I'm serious), "Not gonna lie" (I'm serious)

bellabom Tue 20-Aug-13 20:16:19

I thought that dexter grin it's like dunking them in your mouth like teabags in cups

dexter73 Tue 20-Aug-13 19:11:30

Tea bagging is sucking someones balls not a blow job. (Why do I know this?!!)

bellabom Tue 20-Aug-13 19:01:11

YOLO is a big one.

We were watching CBBC with my youngest the other day and the presenter was saying "totes" and "amazeballs" and the 14 year old was scoffing at her and calling her "sad" so that might be for young teens?? Basically you can blink and it's all changed.

I said something was "sick" the other day in front of 14 year old and friend meaning that it was disgusting and they both looked at me like I was mad. One said "Erm, you do mean in a bad way, right?!" because to them "sick" is good. But I think it's spelt without the "C" confused

They call girls slags and sluts A LOT as well which I absolutely detest.

Mumof3wifeof1 Tue 20-Aug-13 18:52:36

And by far the most amusing is " tea bagging" meaning bjs apparently ( due to the 2 tea bags resting on ones chin)

More tea vicker?

Coconutty Tue 20-Aug-13 16:41:13

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dexter73 Tue 20-Aug-13 16:20:40

Is outraged slang for out of date?

LoopyLupo Tue 20-Aug-13 12:23:09

On road - on way/outside.

I think.

Coconutty Tue 20-Aug-13 12:15:21

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dexter73 Tue 20-Aug-13 12:10:45

Heard another this morning -

chirpsing = flirting

MrsMeow Tue 20-Aug-13 11:29:21

Round here they use 'birding' for when someone fancies someone John is birding Mary.

And 'beaut' means gorgeous/stunning. When I was in school it meant you were a minger!

Oh and all the girls fawn all over each other. Everyone is 'beaut' or 'gawjus' (ugh) or a 'stunnah'

And a friend is a 'mert'

Other than that I have no idea, my teenager may as well be speaking Chinese to me. I only understand every fifth word or so!

Mumof3wifeof1 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:45:59

Surprising use of the word "dickhead" as in " my mums a dickhead" I've seen from her friends , was always reserved for male abuse when I was younger!

"Totes" for totally
"Hilair" for hilarious
"Gay" for anyone who annoys them

StupidMistakes Sun 18-Aug-13 15:52:07

Don't forget yard-someone house.

StupidMistakes Sun 18-Aug-13 15:48:53

Ends-as in back on ends-back to where you live
Beat- I beat that boy- as in would shag
Snm- say no more
Fam- someone you call family- could be anyone tho
G- short for gangster -as in cool g

monikar Sun 18-Aug-13 15:40:13

A part of the body can be hench in its own right. For example, 'he has really hench eyebrows/arms'.

RobinSparkles Sun 18-Aug-13 15:33:37

Hench - I think this means buff/toned/fit. My 14 year old DN flexes his muscles in the mirror saying, "mum, do I look hench?"

monikar Sun 18-Aug-13 15:26:51

If one of them says something to another which is a triumphant put-down, likely to gain the respect of their friends, then one of the observers will say 'Oooh burn' or 'would you like some ice for that burn?'. It's bizarre, I know.

aftermay Sun 18-Aug-13 12:44:36

'Would you like some fries with that?' ('Cos you got burned. Obv.)
Pwned (pron. pooned)

Snog Sat 17-Aug-13 17:18:10

You got swag
tres awkward
boys call each other bro

FreckledLeopard Fri 16-Aug-13 16:49:38

DD's friends on facebook tend to add an additional vowel and lots of 'y's to the ends of words. For example, 'with Grace' becomes 'wiv Graceeyy xxxx'.

Not sure what DD puts on facebook as I'm not allowed to be her friend. Why I'm friends with some of her friends, I'm not too sure....

Knotter Fri 16-Aug-13 15:48:17

Yes - had to look up 'shipping' after watching a programme yesterday about fans of One Direction (don't ask) - wanting 2 people to get together in a relationship.

Also bromance - affection between 2 straight males.

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

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

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

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!

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