Being the mother of two boys, twelve and fourteen, I'm constantly confronted by new slang words, the meanings of which I have no clue. Even when I think I understand something, I don't, such as the term skep. It's not short for skeptical, as I'd assumed.
Today I thought I'd share a few words I've heard recently from the mouths of my babes. I've included definitions from The Urban Dictionary. If you do visit that link, be forewarned: Language-wise, it's not the cleanest place.
|Only a chosen few can look this cool...|
beast: UK Slang: a person who is very good at something.
boss: Incrediably awesome; miraculous; great.
epic: Being unusually large, powerful or wonderful. On a grander scale than the modified word would otherwise imply.
fail: The glorious lack of success.
lame: Just plain stupid, un-original, or lifeless.
owned, pwned, 0wn3d, pwn3d, own3d: To be made a fool of. To make a fool of. To confound or prove wrong. Embarrassing someone. Being embarrassed.
skep: A term used to describe a situation that is to one's disliking. Also used to describe a situation that is uncomfortable... Not used as an abbreviation of skeptical, because you do not necessarily have to be skeptical of the situation.
twerk: The rhythmic gyrating of the lower extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent to elicit sexual arousal or laughter in one's intended audience.
yolo: Abbreviation for you only live once.
If you're middle-aged and above, what are some new slang words you've heard from the young people around you? And if you are young, what are some of the coolest new slang words?
By the way, I'm happy to report that according to The Urban Dictionary, the term cool (the best way to say something is neat-o, awesome, or swell) never goes out of style!
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