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They really need to get a dictionary on teen talk or teach some teens how to talk properly. I was at the library today and there were teens there talking in slang. I barley understood half of what they said. I thought my time during a teen was bad but half the slag they have now I never heard before and I've only been out of high school for 4 years.

Do you understand your teens slang?

 
mommy_of_two388

Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 7:10 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (11)
  • My kids are 15, 18, and 20. I do know the majority of what they're saying - even those things I sometimes wish I didn't know! LOL!
    missingruth

    Answer by missingruth at 7:13 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Dadburned kids these days! In my day, we spoke normal English as we walked 2 miles to school. Uphill! Both ways! ;) Seriously, I think they sound sort of ridiculous. But I suppose I sounded that way to my parents, too.
    blu_canary

    Answer by blu_canary at 7:15 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Honestly, I don't have any issues understanding my sons but then, they don't really keep us out of the loop and never have. I am a younger mom (43 with my sons being 19, 20, 23 and 24) and it's never been hard to keep up with what's being said.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Hahaha. Ya
    khf22

    Answer by khf22 at 7:11 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Lol i do but then again i am 23 ...... but it is horrible its like they only know how to talk slang
    Marie_07

    Answer by Marie_07 at 7:12 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • i dont have teens yet. but i have a neice and some of the stuff she has told me wow.. im scared for my 3 yr old
    kyiahsmommy

    Answer by kyiahsmommy at 7:13 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I try my best to keep up- since I sub in a high school so much. If I'm not sure what something means, I just ask them. Usually they laugh at me but then they tell me. :) I guess they have an urban slang book, but it seems like it keeps changing so much,I think they'd have to be publishing a new book weekly. If you're not sure & dont want to ask, Google it!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:16 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • It sure does change fast, but I do pretty well at keeping up. Every once in a while something gets by me though!
    justnancyb

    Answer by justnancyb at 7:19 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • No, my children do not speak in slang.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:14 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • My 3 teens may speak in slange when they're talking/texting their friends but they know not to talk that way to adults.
    ceallaigh

    Answer by ceallaigh at 9:20 AM on Jan. 6, 2011