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Say What? A Glossary of Teen Slang

Say What? A Glossary of Teen Slang


WebMD Feature from "Good Housekeeping" Magazine

For confused parents, a guide to what your kids are really saying. Buthurry...they''ll be on to something new before you know it.

BF, GF (abbrs., boyfriend, girlfriend) "My friends and I use itonline when we''re talking about who''s going out with who. It''s faster-Iwouldn''t even think of typing the full word anymore."
-Michelle, 15, Stillwater, MNperle bleue

BF4L (abbr., best friends for life) "It''s how we sign off instantmessenger. And we''ll say it to clear things up if we''ve had a fight."
-Josie, 14, Carmel, CAxtrasize action

Busted (adj., ugly) "Sometimes I''ll be walking down the hall andI''ll hear someone say ��Ew,
that girl''s busted.'' It''s pretty mean, and people shouldn''t say it."
-Danielle, 14, Louisville, KYcomo adelgazar en una semana

Cheddar (n., cash) "I''ve heard it said like, ��I need some cheddarto buy this new video game.''"
-Kody, 12, Louisville, KYdji phantom 3 standard

Chillaxin (v., chillin'' combined with relaxin'') "My friends sayit if I call them after sports practice to see what they''re doing."
-Arielle, 16, Wrentham, MA30 day change bewertungen

Crunk (adj., awesome) "My friends say it like, ��Dude, you shouldhave been there last night-it was crunk.'' It may have started as a combinationof crazy and drunk, but now we use it to describe any awesome time."
-Billy, 15, Westlake, OHcellinea efekts

MOS, DOS, POS (abbrs., mom over shoulder, dad over shoulder, parentover shoulder) "Guys will type it if they''re talking to a girlfriendonline. Maybe they''re embarrassed and don''t want their parents toknow."
-Will, 15, Charleston, SCantispur duo forte ár

Emo (abbr., emotional. Originally a category of rock music, it nowdescribes a dramatic person who listens to those songs.) "You''re usuallycalled it if you seem like the depressed type."
-Justine, 13, Colonia, NJone two slim comentarii

G (n., friend) "It can be a funny way to say goodbye, like, ��Seeya later, G.'' It''s short for ��homey G.''"
-Sydney, 13, Lawrence, KSacolo

Home skillet (n., friend) "I''ve heard it said like, ��Yo, what''sup, home skillet?''" -Willalergyx

Money (adj., cool) "If someone shows you a new jacket and youlike it, you can just say ��Money.''"
-Sylvia, 15, Boston, MA

My bad (n., my mistake) "If I make a bad pass at ball practice,I''ll say ��My bad'' to a teammate." -Scott, 16, Columbus, OH

Off the chain (adj., cool) "If there was a really fun party,people might say ��Oh man, that party was off the chain.''"
-Scott

OMG (abbr., oh my God!)
"It started on instant messenger, but now we''ll actually say it out loud.Like if you see someone acting weird, you might turn to a friend and say��OM-G!''"
-Delane, 15, Salem, OR

Rides (n., sneakers) "People say ��Don''t step on my rides'' or��Check out my new rides.''"
-John, 13, Charleston, SC

Tope (adj., cool) "It''s a mixture of the words tight and dope,which both mean ��cool.''" -Sylvia

Wanksta (n., a person who tries to act tough) "It was in a rapsong-that''s how people caught on to it. You can say it to call a person out fortrying to be cool."
-Chris, 12, Arlington, TX

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