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Learning the Lingo of Gen Y

  • November 15, 2013
  • By 50 Shades
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Now listen up all you ‘fossils’ (Gen Y term for anyone over the age of 40!), we totes (totally) need to get up with things and learn the new lingo of the current generation. So for those of you that are maybe a little confused about the language of Gen Y I have prepared an A-Z of cool new lingo.

 

 

A is for awesome – an overused word that describes pretty much everything that is good!

B is for barred  – as in “you got totally barred by that person”.  Means you got fooled.

C is for cooked  – which our generation would describe as being stoned

D is for de bomb – means the best

E is for emo – short for emotional and means an emotional person

F is for frothing – as in “I’m frothing my new skateboard”.  Means you are stoked.

G is for gay – No it not only means that you are homosexual, but is also used to mean you are uncool or inferior!

H is for hooking up – as in “I hooked up with a girl last night” – meaning ‘getting with’

I is for indie – which is short for independent, meaning you are unique and a free thinker

J is for jelly – short for being jealous of someonetexting2[1]

K is for kicks – doing something for fun

L is for LOL – acronym for ‘laugh out loud’

M is for maggott – which means you are extremely drunk

N is for nailed it – means you did good!

O is for owned – means you defeated someone as in “I owned it”!

P is for photobomb – to drop into someone’s photo unexpectedly

Q is for quipster – the term for a queer hipster (an individual who enjoys indie or underground music, frequents coffee shops and bookstores and shops at thrift stores)

R is for rig – as in “look at the rig on that girl”.  Meaning a good body

S is for shotty or shotgun – as in “I shotty the front seat”.  Meaning bags or claim

T is for tool – means you are a loser!

U is for uggsvery trendy boots which are suede on the outside and sheepskin on the inside

V is for vajazzling – the act of adorning one’s vagina with glitter and jewels!

W is for wig out – which means becoming fearful

X is for xenophile – a person who is especially interested in foreign cultures, languages, and people.

Y is for YOLOacronym foryou only live once’!

Z is for zeds – as in ‘catching a few zeds’ (zzz’s).  Meaning getting some sleep.

In this age of texting, facebooking and twittering and our increasing reliance on ‘spellcheck’ on our computer generated documents, is it any wonder that young people are losing their literacy skills.  They are simply devising their own lingo without worrying about accuracy of spelling or grammar.  It is a whole new world out there of cool new acronyms such as WTF (what the f***), SYS (see you soon) and LMAO (laughing my arse off).  Plus text words such as m8 (mate), gr8 (great) or 4evr (forever)!

So next time my children smirk about me using the term ‘hooking up’ in the wrong context or I need to seek clarification on what ‘indie’ means I will be able to reply “whateves just chillax , I am cranking and everything is sweet! CUL8R”!

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By 50 Shades, November 15, 2013 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

4 Comments
  • SunnyBeachGirl
    November 15, 2013

    Do you think that the younger generation defines a new language in order to keep out the more mature adult? Just watch old movies and you will hear phrases that were tied to the youth culture at the time. So maybe your great list is a view into the culture of the young. What about Valley Speak? Loved the list, didn’t know some of them.

    • Kathy
      November 16, 2013

      Yes I definitely think that that is the case. I remember using certain lingo when I was young. It was an interesting exercise for sure. Thanks for your comments

  • Johanna
    November 18, 2013

    Very funny. Loved it Kathy! Going to remember these next time I get with my kids :)

  • Kathy
    November 18, 2013

    Ha ha, yes there are some interesting words on this list! My kids think it is hilarious when I say something like ‘frothing’ or ‘maggot’. It is as if they were the only ones that invented new cool language!

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