Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Decyphering Teens

My teenage boys were talking to their grandmother on the phone today.  They were using words my Mom just did not get.  Sometimes I can't even understand what my boys are saying.  This isn't the text lingo teens use; such as, LOL - TTYL - ROTFL - LMAO - CU L8R - etc.  I figures most of those out.
This is a 'speaking' lingo that teens are talking to one another.

Zachary is the most difficult to understand.  He listens to rap music and I believe that influences they way he speaks.  I am constantly saying "Speak ENGLISH!".
When I was a teen we used silly phrases like "Big Time" or "Gag me with a spoon".  Those types of saying are nothing compared to the way today's teen are speaking.

You need to watch this video and you will be dumbfounded about the words (well, sort of words) that the kids use.

Some words, however, have not changed.  My Mom did understand a word that Brandon said in reference to a question about his his ex-girlfriend.  "Yeah, Mommom, she's a slut."  

***I literally spit out my drink****

Did my 14 year old son really just say slut to his grandmother!! I was flabbergasted!
My mother, however was laughing hysterically on the other end of the phone!

5 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. What does LMAO and CU L8R mean?
    That video was weird!! Do the boys really say that stuff??

    haha I love it when Mommom laughs! She is funny and makes me laugh!

    1. They don't say it in front of me. Teenagers speak to each other with curse words. It's going to happen, no matter how well you raise them. Video is an accurate portrayal of how teens talk.

      *Laughing My A** Off and See You Later

  2. Ha ha ha ha that's hilarious! At least grandma thought it was funny too :)

  3. Holy moly lol, he said that!!?
    I know, the things my 12 yr old says like 'yolo' drive me insane!!!! Then again, me saying holy moly probably makes her cringe lol

  4. I still don't use that word around my mom! LOL

    On a good note though....I did know most of the slang words. I even watched the Ellen bit with Hugh Laurie and got all the British ones. ha ha

    that is wacked!


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