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November 08, 2017, 20:52
Kalleh
Teenage words
Do you use any of these teenage words
November 10, 2017, 20:30
Kalleh
No takers on this one? I use a fair amount of them.
November 11, 2017, 02:30
BobHale
1.Turn up: don’t see how this differs from the standard usage of the phrasal verb
2.TBT: never heard it
3. Grind: perfectly standard UK use - eg. It’s a bit of a grind.
4.Chirped: never heard of it
5.Doe: isn’t that just another spelling of Homer Simpson’s “Doh”
6.Mupload that ish: never heard of it before, never want to hear it again
7.Swerve: never heard of it
8.Swag money” never heard of it
9.Am I right ladies: seems a boringly uncontentious, cliched even, usage
10.I can’t even: in this usage just looks silly
11.Can I get an amen: I’ve heard some of the younger US teachers use it (or very similar phrases) Wouldn’t use it myself
12.Flannel Friday: never heard it
13.KK: never heard it
14.Is that a thing: never heard this suggested usage
15.Yaaaaassssssss: since when did overstressing a word for emphasis become noteworthy?
16.Hashtag: heard it so often that it’s really well past its sell-by-date and due for retirement, never used it
17.Killin’ it: hasn’t this usage been around for decades? Never used it muyself
18.Sprang break: see 15: ditto mispronouncing for emphasis
19.Dat: see 15: ditto imitating a supposedly “in” accent
20.Mad: in this sense I’ve heard but never used it
21.Fam: see 15: ditto ad-hoc abbreviations
22.Turnt: never heard it, can’t even work out what it’s supposed to mean
23.Fetch: er… what?


Seems to be a list written by a teenager who thinks teenagers invented a bunch of words and phrases that have been around for ever.


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November 12, 2017, 21:43
Kalleh
Well, thanks for your detailed answer. Now that I read them again, really #3 (Grind) is the only one I use routinely. Many of the others I use, or have heard, but not routinely. You use "fetch" in England, right?
November 13, 2017, 00:12
BobHale
I assumed it has some teenage slang meaning but as it doesn't say we shall never know. Big Grin


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November 13, 2017, 09:41
goofy
Fetch is a joke from the movie Mean Girls.

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November 13, 2017, 15:21
BobHale
quote:
Originally posted by goofy:
Fetch is a joke from the movie Mean Girls.


Meaning?


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November 15, 2017, 04:36
Geoff
quote:
Originally posted by Kalleh:
really #3 (Grind) is the only one I use routinely.
As in "bump and...?"
November 16, 2017, 21:07
Kalleh
I use it as in "work is a grind". Perhaps I don't use it in the same way.

One of the characters (Gretchen) in "Mean Girls" used it to mean "cool," and was made fun of by Regina, who said, "Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen, it's not going to happen!"

My favorite part was when asked what it means, Gretchen said that it's slang...from England. Here is a link about it.
November 17, 2017, 05:25
Proofreader
So is "fetch" only used in Men Girls or is it common usage?

I've heard some of those words but I generally don't converse with the lower classes.


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