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(New Zealand Herald)   Dear old people: stop using young people's slang. Whatevs, stop hatin', yo   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line 118
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2014-02-15 10:30:17 AM

bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)



"Peeve"
 
2014-02-15 10:32:16 AM
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Respect.
 
2014-02-15 10:34:37 AM
Far out!  People getting hassled for the way they talk.
 
2014-02-15 10:39:47 AM

Babe Ruthless: bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


"Peeve"


I notice you didn't see what I did there.
 
2014-02-15 10:40:49 AM

rvesco: [www.cutorcopy.com image 360x360]

What's the happs, peeps?


Who shaved Treebeard?
 
2014-02-15 10:44:05 AM
in my limited observation, slang usage amongst adults correlates negatively with career success.
 
2014-02-15 10:44:26 AM

Babe Ruthless: bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


"Peeve"


Rotskyed
 
2014-02-15 10:46:43 AM
Im in my 30s now so I probably make the teenagers uncomfortable if I use thier slang.
 
2014-02-15 10:48:59 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Babe Ruthless: bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


"Peeve"

Rotskyed


"Trotsky"


Pet peavey.
 
2014-02-15 10:53:27 AM
Bun dat!
 
2014-02-15 10:56:53 AM

bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


"Pet peeve"

(pet peeve)
 
2014-02-15 11:00:49 AM
PUSSY ON THE CHAINWAX
 
2014-02-15 11:06:01 AM

czetie: The most effective way to get young people to stop using stupid slang like YOLO or twerking or cray-cray is for us old farts to start using it..


Totes
 
2014-02-15 11:06:03 AM
I use internet slang online, but I've managed to avoid allowing it to slip into professional documents or spoken language. There are certain terms, though, that feel uncomfortable to write, let alone say, anywhere: YOLO, totes, amazeballs, word... and my 55 year old mother in law uses them all on Facebook. It's quite cringe-inducing.
 
2014-02-15 11:06:36 AM

bunner: English, when spoken by the English, has a quality of being used to establish ideas and solidify.  English, when spoken by Americans, tends to be used as a bludgeon or to push things out of the way.  We're running out of things or people to push out of the way 'cause we're all moved in, y'all.  Look into actual English.  Speak well.  Impress your friends.  See also: Spelling and Grammar.


Wanker
 
2014-02-15 11:08:03 AM
When I got the text that her cat died, I text back LOL
I thought it meant Lots Of Love

/ not true
 
2014-02-15 11:11:05 AM

Marquis de Sod: bunner: English, when spoken by the English, has a quality of being used to establish ideas and solidify.  English, when spoken by Americans, tends to be used as a bludgeon or to push things out of the way.  We're running out of things or people to push out of the way 'cause we're all moved in, y'all.  Look into actual English.  Speak well.  Impress your friends.  See also: Spelling and Grammar.

Wanker


Oi, lookit Lord poshington, 'ere, innit?
 
2014-02-15 11:17:37 AM
Oh, you young people and your ideals and your bell bottom trousers!
 
2014-02-15 11:18:55 AM
Sorry kiddies, but most of "your" slang is made up of words and phrases you stole from the geezers who write South Park and Family Guy, rappers in their late 30's and 40's, clueless septuagenarian columnists for People Magazine, and comedians who often aren't just really, really old, but are in fact long dead.

Generation 1.0 isn't taking your words. They're taking their words back. And honestly, if you had any dignity, you'd be glad to hand them over.
 
2014-02-15 11:19:16 AM

Ker_Thwap: czetie: The most effective way to get young people to stop using stupid slang like YOLO or twerking or cray-cray is for us old farts to start using it.

So no.

Yep, I used to do this to my kids to demonstrate how stupid some of their phrases sounded.  I never was able to dissuade them from using "wicked" however.  Alas.


I thought wicked (as in wicked good) was unique to Maine.
 
2014-02-15 11:21:46 AM
I'm fine with most of these words remaining in the vernacular. What bugs me is the misuse of the word literally. People use that word to express the magnitude or severity of whatever they are describing.

With that said, I want my epitaph on my headstone to read, "I literally died."
 
2014-02-15 11:21:47 AM
It's also high time for a vocabulary intervention.

No, really, it's time for people to mind their own damn business.  You don't like something.  We get it.  You don't like somebody not liking something.  Great.  You're a writer?  Well, tell us every excruciating detail about your take on slang just like every other "clever" writer does every year in and year out until the end of time.  Please, continue...
 
2014-02-15 11:22:12 AM
I think the worst of the new slang I've heard is "thirsty" being used to describe a horny/slutty girl. I'm only 24 and that one still makes me rage.
 
2014-02-15 11:30:00 AM

Trocadero:


I always get a kick whenever I see Darth Vader and Caligula do those commercials.
 
2014-02-15 11:33:31 AM

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I think the worst of the new slang I've heard is "thirsty" being used to describe a horny/slutty girl. I'm only 24 and that one still makes me rage.


You never know - maybe hydration is the main reason why the young ladies in question guzzle so much gentleman juice.
 
2014-02-15 11:37:16 AM
"anyways" for some reason bugs the crap out of me.   When I hear that word I immediately place the speaker into the same category as those that add multiple "like", "yu-know", and "uhmm"s to everything they say.
 
2014-02-15 11:40:32 AM

bunner: Cat Food Sandwiches: Babe Ruthless: bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


"Peeve"

Rotskyed

"Trotsky"


Pet peavey.


www.piercecountypets.orgprofile.ultimate-guitar.com
 
2014-02-15 11:43:08 AM

rebelyell2006: Trocadero:

I always get a kick whenever I see Darth Vader and Caligula do those commercials.


I thought I'd seen every range of acting until I saw Thulsa Doom say "totes McGotes."
 
2014-02-15 11:55:53 AM

cig-mkr: When I got the text that her cat died, I text back LOL
I thought it meant Lots Of Love

/ not true


First saw LOL when I was on ICQ around 1993. My roommate said it meant Lesbians OnLine, and was a sneaky way to ask for a hot private chat with a chick.

/I became terrible disenchanted with the whole "world wide web" soon after
 
2014-02-15 12:01:19 PM
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23 skidoo baby. I'm hep!!! Catch you on the flipside, daddy -o!!!
 
2014-02-15 12:11:06 PM

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I think the worst of the new slang I've heard is "thirsty" being used to describe a horny/slutty girl.


Never heard that one, but I kind of like it.  Better than 'dripping'.

/'Concupiscent' is more colorful, but no one understands it.
 
2014-02-15 12:38:23 PM

Babe Ruthless: bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


"Peeve"


Hahaha look at the noob
 
2014-02-15 12:38:30 PM
Sometimes it's hard to tell if the person you're talking to is young or old.


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2014-02-15 12:42:03 PM
I will use slang around my elderly coworkers just to hear them use it. Much entertaining. We major!
 
2014-02-15 12:49:44 PM
The mark lit a rag when the roper played the cackle-bladder for him.
 
2014-02-15 01:04:44 PM

voodoomedic: cig-mkr: When I got the text that her cat died, I text back LOL
I thought it meant Lots Of Love

/ not true

First saw LOL when I was on ICQ around 1993. My roommate said it meant Lesbians OnLine, and was a sneaky way to ask for a hot private chat with a chick.

/I became terrible disenchanted with the whole "world wide web" soon after


First time I heard LOL was in EMT school in the mid 1980's.  "Little Old Lady."  Strangely, I never heard "LOM" to refer to a Little Old Man in the same context.  *shrug*  Also, old-timey slang cracks me up: I taught my son when he was very little to call me "daddy-o" and say other out-of-date slang terms to confuse and amuse passers-by.

/Language is a virus
//LOL
 
2014-02-15 01:05:04 PM

Your Hind Brain: Synergy.
Good fit.
Issue.
Best practice.
Jack-hole.
Stupidfark.

/Mondo



Gag.

My employer is suddenly all about constantly using the term "best practice". It's mind-numbing. I hate business school graduate lingo. All they really mean when they say it is, "Do your job and don't fark around" or simply "rules".

Report header: BLANK ACCOUNT BEST PRACTICE
=
BLANK ACCOUNT RULES
or
WHEN YOU WORK ON BLANK ACCOUNT, DO WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AND DON'T FARK AROUND (in other words, treat it like every other part of your job. We're just making up words here to justify our middle-management paychecks.)
 
2014-02-15 01:15:32 PM

blacksho89: serial_crusher: I just remember how sad it was when I was a teenager using all sorts of stupid slang, and my dad started trying to use the same slang in a bid to connect with me.
"yo dawg, do your homework."
"The soccer game starts in 45 minutes.  We gots ta bizzounce."
"Have fun getting jiggy at that school dance this weekend"

See several posts above. He wasn't trying to "connect", he was trying to show you how pathetic you sounded.


Did he also start sagging his Dockers? This is important.
/extra lulz if he wore Jockey shorts.
//That's right. i said 'lulz.'
 
2014-02-15 01:25:37 PM
The only time I use young people slang in the real world is when I'm mocking my nephews.  Otherwise, my only forays into the younger generations is keeping up with music trends and internet memes.  It's tough to admit that you've become an old doofus (ask your parents kids), but there comes a point where you just have to accept it.
 
2014-02-15 01:55:26 PM
Dear young people, stop bringing up old crap like you just thought of something new and unique.
 
2014-02-15 02:02:17 PM
Don't really give a damn about most of it, but I seriously want to cockpunch anyone I hear using "hashtag" as part of normal conversation.  If they are past high school age, I want to drive an icepick through their ear.
 
2014-02-15 02:05:39 PM

tylerdurden217: I'm fine with most of these words remaining in the vernacular. What bugs me is the misuse of the word literally. People use that word to express the magnitude or severity of whatever they are describing.

With that said, I want my epitaph on my headstone to read, "I literally died."


About that...

Last year The OED shook its head, sighed, and added 'figuratively' to the definition of 'literally'.

"O tempora o mores!"
 
2014-02-15 02:35:26 PM
Are they still calling the English teacher "Daddy-O"?
 
2014-02-15 03:16:54 PM
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/Obscure?
//I mean... no one else has mentioned it yet.
 
2014-02-15 03:17:19 PM

one-in-the-chamber: Wasted/smashed: What happens when the cat knocks over your treasured vase, not your status after too many alcoholic beverages/illegal drugs

c'mon, really. I've been wasted and/or smashed continuously since 1982.


My father used smashed and wasted and so does my niece. Who da fuq wrote this article--a 90-year-old librarian spinster?

/YOLO is a plague that must be killed with fire
 
2014-02-15 03:20:55 PM

Secret Agent X23: Much depends on context as well. Boastfully announcing, "I'm so wasted!" at a party is something anyone beyond high school age should have outgrown


But "I'm Soooooo wasted!!!" is the mating call of the blondes!

I said f'o shizzle once and I thought my 22yo was going to come unglued. Made a mental note so I could use it later.
 
2014-02-15 03:38:11 PM

Kevin72: My problem with YOLO is that it is like hearing "obviously the sun goes around the earth". Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, it happens as a course of nature much like the earth going around the sun whether or not the pope would believe Galileo.


My problem with it is that there are already expressions like "carpe diem" that have been around much longer.  All saying "yolo" accomplishes is to announce that you don't know what "carpe diem" means.

I suppose you could argue that they don't really mean exactly the same thing, and thus there's a reason why one should know, and use, both.  And yet in practice I seriously doubt that people who use "yolo" could make that argument.
 
2014-02-15 03:39:19 PM
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2014-02-15 03:46:27 PM

pushcart: tylerdurden217: I'm fine with most of these words remaining in the vernacular. What bugs me is the misuse of the word literally. People use that word to express the magnitude or severity of whatever they are describing.

With that said, I want my epitaph on my headstone to read, "I literally died."

About that...

Last year The OED shook its head, sighed, and added 'figuratively' to the definition of 'literally'.


Since that actually happened in 1903, I assume you don't mean "last year" literally.  But the "figuratively" usage dates back to the 1680s.  Literally.

Along with getting involved in a land war in Asia, one of the classic blunders is to get involved in a fight that was lost before you were even born.
 
2014-02-15 04:13:38 PM

ciberido: Kevin72: My problem with YOLO is that it is like hearing "obviously the sun goes around the earth". Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, it happens as a course of nature much like the earth going around the sun whether or not the pope would believe Galileo.

My problem with it is that there are already expressions like "carpe diem" that have been around much longer.  All saying "yolo" accomplishes is to announce that you don't know what "carpe diem" means.

I suppose you could argue that they don't really mean exactly the same thing, and thus there's a reason why one should know, and use, both.  And yet in practice I seriously doubt that people who use "yolo" could make that argument.


My second problem with YOLO is that it is a county in California, the one that contains UC Davis. Soon, dizzbrains will think that the county was named after the expression.

My third problem with YOLO is that youth use it to justify the kind of behavior we're seeing from Justin Bieber. (Can "justinfy" be what will be heard next? )
 
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