03/26/2014 04:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

11 Hilarious Things Adults Have Written About The Mysterious Species We Call 'Teenagers'

The following statements are all actual things, word for word, adults have written about teenagers, after observing them in their natural habitat.

1. About teen relationships:

Teens use the expression hooking up (or "messing around" or "friends with benefits") to describe everything from kissing to having oral sex or intercourse. But it does not mean they are dating.

2. About teens on Twitter:

They’re doing a lot of interacting and engaging around celebrities, pop culture, really funny trending topics that they think are interesting, I’m sure you’ve seen some of the crazy hashtags.

3. About Snapchat:

The teens said that a typical Snapchat is just a selfie, often with a message written on it.

4. About teen parties (this is real information from the American Academy of Pediatrics):

Facts about teen parties:

  • Guest List. When a teen plans a party, news spreads very quickly via social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. Because of these new media, teen parties can grow too large for parents to control.
  • Time and Place. Teen parties often start late at night and move from house to house.

5. About teen clothing choices:

Girls use clothes, accessories, and fashion to define themselves, make statements about their choice of peer group, and to establish their psychological identities. For some, the right outfit can serve as a conduit to the popular clique. For others, clothing choice allows them to fly under the radar.

6. About celebrities:

These days, teen pop idols are getting more play for their mug shots, their twerking and their bad behavior than for their talent.

7. About teens wanting to be like celebs:

Teenagers who see, for example, Jay-Z wearing his Rocawear label may then be influenced to wear that label.

8. About how teens listen to music:

Downloads, videos, MP3s, iPods, YouTube, and live streaming. Most of our kids' music now comes via the Internet.

9. About that big text messaging mystery:

Teens find texting both faster and easier than voice calls, which may explain why the average American teen sends or receives more than 3,300 texts a month.

10. About teens feeling too many feels:

Sometimes, teens struggle to label a feeling word that describes their emotions and they can benefit from learning that their thoughts, feelings and behavior are separate issues.

Here is an example:
Feeling – Angry
Thought – “I don’t like it when people ignore me.”
Behavior – Pounding a fist on the table.

11. About teens' attitudes towards school:

Although some teens will talk about school as if they are being forced into manual labor or tortured by sadistic criminals disguised as educators, the truth is that they find a lot of reinforcement from school and actually like learning.

All together now: LOLLLLLL.