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(New Zealand Herald)   Dear old people: stop using young people's slang. Whatevs, stop hatin', yo   ( ) divider line 19
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2014-02-15 08:06:19 AM  
16 votes:
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.
2014-02-15 08:58:18 AM  
8 votes:
Young people don't have slang.

They're simply too lazy to finish entire words.
2014-02-15 08:40:51 AM  
4 votes:
Well, I'd first suggest that younger people should actually know what words are recent before they claim them as their own. I recall "wasted," "smashed," and "crib" being used in the seventies.
2014-02-15 09:59:18 AM  
3 votes:
Psst kids, when we're using the stupid slang that you use, we're not doing it in the hope that you or anyone else will think we're cool. We're mocking you.
2014-02-15 02:02:17 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:28:51 AM  
2 votes:
Dear young people.

"Eww wah eww wah, whatevs, UNNGGHH!"  and "Yeah, we be, like, f*ckin' sh*t, yo!" is not much of a manifesto.   We're not using your slang to sound "cool", whatever cool is this week, we're using your slang to make fun of you because it's very easy to do.

Now go play with you blinky toys and try not to get knocked up or shot by 16.

Love, z0mg U R teh 0ldzors!1!
2014-02-15 03:16:54 PM  
1 vote:

//I mean... no one else has mentioned it yet.
2014-02-15 11:30:00 AM  
1 vote:


I always get a kick whenever I see Darth Vader and Caligula do those commercials.
2014-02-15 11:21:46 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:44:05 AM  
1 vote:
in my limited observation, slang usage amongst adults correlates negatively with career success.
2014-02-15 10:32:16 AM  
1 vote:
2014-02-15 10:30:17 AM  
1 vote:

bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)

2014-02-15 09:48:22 AM  
1 vote:
One of the great joys of being a parent in your forties is watching your adolescent and her friends cringe when you use their slang words.

Or for that matter, being in trade school and watching my lab partner's eyes jump out when I said, "Okay, okay, I see how you are. Haters gonna hate."

I shall not desist. It's simply too much fun.
2014-02-15 09:40:11 AM  
1 vote:

(pet peave)
2014-02-15 09:26:38 AM  
1 vote:

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.

It's the only way they'll learn.

Besides, they have to make up new slang or the language stops growing. If it gets annoying as soon as an old person uses it, then it's not a keeper.

Cool, for example, was stolen from the negro hep cats and has been used by everybody ever since. It is a keeper. Cray-cray is now only acceptable if you are an Adventure Time character. Twerking was just stupid to start with. The blacks can keep that one. YOLO is an annoying acronym but people can continue to say "You only live once" provided they spell it out in full.

Argot is a secret language used by criminals or others. Once the Man catches on, it has to be replaced. And us old people have to keep on eye on you youngsters or else you will do the language serious hurt. I'm not talking about the stuff that annoys Grammar Nazis, that's natural and doesn't matter.
2014-02-15 09:12:13 AM  
1 vote:
Real horror show eh?
2014-02-15 09:04:40 AM  
1 vote:
And it'll happen to you, too!

/Word, uh represent, umm totes Mcgoats?

//no duh, sure thing daddy-o?
2014-02-15 09:03:26 AM  
1 vote:
I probably won't, but I might
2014-02-15 09:01:30 AM  
1 vote:
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