I know there is alot of slang words out there that the younger generation is using. As parents I know I would like to know what they are really saying. The children think they can talk and the parents won’t understand them. Well sorry children I am going to break your code. I hope it helps alot of parents out there to understand their children.
Here we go…..get ready!
DEFINE IT: Simply, “swear on our friendship” or the new “say word” of the year
SAY IT: Person A: “Holy crap, my phone bill for the month is over $200…”
Person B: “I don’t believe you.”
Person B: “Soof!”
DEFINE IT: Someone or something that is really crazy
SAY IT: “You’re planning on shovelling that snow after midnight? You’re cray cray.”
DEFINE IT: Someone or something who is overly pissed off, angry or annoying
SAY IT: “I can’t stand his attitude sometimes, he’s so salty.”
DEFINE IT: Getting loose, getting wild and getting the party started
SAY IT: “What? Beyonce is performing at Brian’s party tonight? Brian’s place is about to turn up!”
DEFINE IT: Swerve has several meanings, according to Canadian teenagers. It can mean telling someone to go away, a replacement for the word “swag,” or if you’re using game to win someone over.
SAY IT: Person A: “Seriously, did you get my text last night?”
Person B: “Yeah, I didn’t reply.”
Person A: “Ugh, swerve. You aren’t worth my time.”
DEFINE IT: When a situation is so incredibly funny, hard to believe or you have no other words to express yourself, you say dead. Usually, preceded by a hashtag if you’re using it on Instagram or Twitter: #dead.
SAY IT: “He only sold 2,000 records off his new album… that stuff went negative platinum…that stuff went aluminum foil #DEAD.”
DEFINE IT: Yes, this comes directly from using the “#” symbol on Twitter or Facebook. In everyday conversations, you can express your emotions or attitude towards something or someone by saying hashtag followed by the feeling.
SAY IT: “I can’t even believe how long I had to wait in the Tim Hortons’ line this morning. Hashtag not impressed.”
DEFINE IT: To do something with someone or agree to doing it.
SAY IT: Person A: “‘Girls’ marathon tonight?”
Person B: “Down.”
Wheeling And Dealing
DEFINE IT: Yes, this term has been around for years and it can mean a variety of things. These days, wheeling and dealing means you’re in an relationship with someone, but you’re not boyfriend/girlfriend. However, just to make things a little more complicated, you’re still considered in a relationship — just without that specific label. Wheeling usually happens in the flirting stage and dealing is your non-defined relationship.
SAY IT: “I’ve been trying to wheel this girl for weeks now, but I can’t see myself dealing with her.”
DEFINE IT: Yes, this means beautiful, but it is often used by bros to compliment each other. It can also refer to someone who is cool.
SAY IT: “Your new car? Beauty.”
DEFINE IT: Originally a term used by hockey players to describe a player who didn’t have much ice time and “collected dust on the bench,” it is now used to refer to someone as sub-par or when someone does something dumb.
SAY IT: “Bro, did you just send a private tweet publicly? You’re such a duster.”
DEFINE IT: This phrase comes from rapper and as the word implies, it means lacing up your kicks and doing whatever it is you have to do. It also implies stepping up your game and taking on whatever life throws at you.
SAY IT: “In five days I’ll be sitting on a beach! Yeah! Lace Up!”
DEFINE IT: Made popular by the documentary and recently the MTV TV series “Catfish,” this refers to someone who is pretending to be someone they’re not.
SAY IT: “I met this extremely hot guy on a dating site but it turned out to be a catfish.”
DEFINE IT: Again, not a new term but hella has become quite popular with teens these days. Hella replaces really.
SAY IT: “I can’t even deal with how many ‘likes’ my photo has, this is hella cray cray.”
DEFINE IT: Someone who is weak (doesn’t have to be physically), tired or is too afraid to do something.
SAY IT: “So he won’t come out tonight because it’s too cold? Soft.”
DEFINE IT: When someone is really attractive, often a female.
SAY IT: “Kate Upton is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. What a rocket.”
DEFINE IT: Probably one of the most commonly heard words, selfie refers to taking a picture of yourself.
SAY IT: “Just give me a second, I need to post this selfie of this outfit on Instagram.”
DEFINE IT: This one isn’t particularly new either, but teachers and students tell us they’ve been hearing it a lot. Dafaq is short for the fuck.
SAY IT: “Did he just miss that basket? Dafaq.”
DEFINE IT: A lot of money. Lots of it.
SAY IT: “Did you hear tuition’s going up? That’s a lot of guap!”
DEFINE IT: The pure form of MDMA (ecstasy).
SAY IT: “Did you see those out-of-control guys at the festival? I think they were on molly.”
Well these are pretty much the ones that are being used by children now-a-days. I personally have heard a few of these from the neighborhood children. I know when my children were younger and that was years ago the slang was different. So I am guessing that every 2 or 3 years these will change just as the teenagers do.
So now if you have teenagers in your home you will know what they are talking about.