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Teen Slang

'Phuc Dat Bich' Facebook Name Complaint Reportedly A Hoax

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.25.2015 | Weird News

CORRECTION: A man claiming that Facebook denied him posting privileges under the name "Phuc Dat Bich" admits that he perpetrated an elaborate soc...

12 Words Black People Invented, And White People Killed

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about cultural appropriation and black culture -- the coopting of traditionally black: hairstyles, fashio...

Super Cool Hip Teen Slang Updated For Boring Adults Like Yourself

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy

You do want to be a cool adult, right? Being an adult is hard. You're mostly working, paying bills, and you're not really considered cool an...

Breaking: Teens Are Not Killing The English Language

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts

A subhead from a 1997 LA Times article on teens experimenting with a brand new language reads, “Technology: Messages made from numerals are ...

How 'Girl Talk' Like, Changes The Way We All Speak

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

When Beyonce said that girls "run the world," she may not have been referring to the way young women influence language, but she would've been right i...

2012 Word Trends -- So, Like and WhaaAAAaahhhh-T?

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.16.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

With uncanny adroitness, my husband and I bantered in perfect 2012 lingo. And with no Gen Xers or millennials in the vicinity to ridicule my retro-linguistics, I'll tell you (and don't tell the children), it was a totally tubular moment.

Teen Slang: Are Young People Reinventing English? | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

Ex-gang members were used as script advisers on a new British film about girl gangs so that the language would be authentic. How hard is it to write i...