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Teen Slang

13 Important Teen Texting Terms Decoded For Middle-Aged Parents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty

Periodically, mid-lifers need a short refresher course in texting slang. How else do you know what your teens are telling you? Your answer to that que...

Grandparents Hilariously Struggle To Define 'Netflix And Chill'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty

Parents, don't be fooled when your teen says they're going to hang out with the girl or boy next door to "Netflix and chill." As these unsuspecting gr...

10 Popular Internet Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty

Every generation has its own language. Here is a short guide to understanding what your kids are saying: 1. Lit means groovy. Think of "lit" as being ...

Breaking: Teen Talk Is Totally Not Ruining Language

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts

The death knell of language-as-we-know-it is sounded so often, it’s beginning to seem more like a false alarm. Last year, Oxford Dictionaries annou...

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Fifty

Netflix & Chill illustration by The last time someone mentioned scoring a dime to me, I looked around to see if any undercover fuzz were ...

'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 social m...

12 Words Black People Invented, And White People Killed

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

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

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 anymore. But...

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 popular ...

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...