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"I'm not gonna lie"

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Davros Mon 17-Apr-17 11:34:23

DD (14) says this all the time in the middle of various sentences. Is it the latest teenage vernacular or just DD and her friends or possibly just DD? It gives me the rage (inwardly)angry. I have commented on it and she's stopped saying it quite so much but that could be because she's on school holidays at the moment. Anyone else's teens say this?

BackforGood Mon 17-Apr-17 17:23:39

Not heard it from mine, but maybe it's from a particular show they watch ?

ProudBadMum Mon 17-Apr-17 17:24:48

Is it like 'swear on mi nans grave'?

Guitargirl Mon 17-Apr-17 17:27:45

Does she watch a lot of YouTube? It seems to a bit of a favourite phrase amongst YouTubers.

Astro55 Mon 17-Apr-17 17:29:02

Yeah ya get meeeee??

fruityb Mon 17-Apr-17 17:29:48

"I swear down"

Gallavich Mon 17-Apr-17 17:30:37

It's a really annoying teen phrase at the moment. She'll pick up a new one soon enough

Davros Mon 17-Apr-17 17:32:37

YouTube! It must be that. It's used in this way "I don't want to go to X, I'm not gonna lie, it's not my sort of thing" or " can you pick me up? I'm not gonna lie, I don't fancy walking" etc etc

ProudBadMum Mon 17-Apr-17 17:33:15

I'd pick you up, but I'm not going to lie, I don't want


blue2014 Mon 17-Apr-17 17:33:52

We used to say "I swear down" 20+ years ago!

Dozer Mon 17-Apr-17 17:34:47

A mid 20s work colleague says this. Annoying.

Guitargirl Mon 17-Apr-17 17:37:06

Try watching 10 mins of zoella and count how many times she says it grin.

Davros Mon 17-Apr-17 17:44:33

It, like, has replaced "like" thank fuck!!

MackerelOfFact Mon 17-Apr-17 17:46:07

It reminds me of Nessa in Gavin and Stacey!

Teabagtits Mon 17-Apr-17 17:56:56

My mum says this all the time and she's mid 60s. Most of the time it doesn't even fit the sentence. She's been saying it for years

Davros Mon 17-Apr-17 19:29:35

The welsh character in W1A kept saying "I'm not being funny or anything but ....."

boopsy Wed 19-Apr-17 09:03:44

Yep, youtubers, Zoella and her brother are the worst!

motherinferior Wed 19-Apr-17 10:13:27

Oh GOD me too with the rage. THE RAGE.

Rudymentary Wed 19-Apr-17 10:16:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EvilDoctorBallerinaDuck Wed 19-Apr-17 10:17:27

Mackerel thank you! I knew somebody on TV said it a lot! tbugrin

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 19-Apr-17 10:20:25

My 16yo says it too, along with "bare" everything - "I've got bare money bruv" - it doesn't annoy me quite as much as "at the end of the day" though which really gets on my nerves.

BigSandyBalls2015 Wed 19-Apr-17 10:28:43

My 16 year old DD is driving me made with 'send me' all the bloody time. As in: "mum send me a bit of easter egg' - when I'm sitting next to her!!

And adding 'at' to sentences - "Where are my shoes at". hmm

Kanga1973 Wed 19-Apr-17 12:29:42

My DD says the word like at least 20 times in one sentence. I know it's annoying but then embarrassing when she was talking to a careers advisor at a prospective college confused

wetpebbles Wed 19-Apr-17 12:34:13

My teenager "dabs" at me, it is quite funny though!

Dollyparton3 Wed 19-Apr-17 13:35:45

Yes, every other sentence. Even funnier on text when it came through as "NGL".


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