Ah, teens. You gotta love ‘em. From their spunky clothes, to the crazy music (okay, I just sounded like my mom!) to the way they communicate to each other.
Have you heard a conversation between teens? Okay, having grown up in the 80’s I know the way we talked was kind of out there. You know, it was like totally rad and like oh my God, it was like so knarly!
Now that I heard myself say that as I write it, I can see how I drove my mom and dad crazy with that stuff!
But the way teens talk today, you can hardly make out what they’re trying to say…jeez loueez.
If you want to understand what your teens are talking about, I put a teen dictionary for parents with a list of terms and acronyms most teens use today:
Bae – Term of endearment to call a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Bet – A word used to hold someone to their word.
BooBoo – A term of endearment to describe a girlfriend or boyfriend.
Bout Dat Life – A term used to dare someone. For example, if someone said “I’ve been working a lot of hours” and someone replies, “you must be tired.” You would respond with “you ain’t ‘bout dat life.”
Bye Felicia – A term used to tell someone you’ve had enough of to “get outta here”.
Can U Not – A term used to tell someone to stop or cut it out.
Cra(y) – Crazy.
DAB – Acronym for “Dan-a-Bitch”. This term means something like “it’s hotter than hell”. Marisa is feeling sick and she used it to describe how she feels and what inspired this post. “Mom, I’m sick DAB”
Do It For The Vine – Used when someone is over-posting on Vine to get attention.
Doin’ the Most – Used to describe someone who is exaggerating. My daughter uses this term when I but her about the dishes. “Mom, you’re doing the most right now.” But, why do I have to ask more than once…that’s another blog post!
Dub – Teens use this during a game to say they’re going to win the game.
Fleak – On point.
FTB – Acronym for Ef (f*ck) that b*tch.
Goals – Meaning something they want to have.
Hashtag – For example: your teen got a haircut and hates it. They’ll say “hashtag I hate my hair.”
Netflix & Chill – Means they’re going to meet up and have sex.
No Chill – No shame.
OMG, What Is Life – Used when someone says something and they’re not sure how to respond, they’ll use this term.
OOMF – Acronym used on Twitter used to address a follower without mentioning their name “One Of My Followers”
Probs – A term teens use when the have a problem. For example, if there is a scheduling conflict, they would say “schedule probs”.
RT – Acronym for Real Talk. Means that person is talking about their honest feelings.
Salty – Having a bad attitude.
Savage – Bad ass.
Selfie – We all know this one…and we do it.
Swerve – This term is used to tell someone to back off.
The Struggle – A term used to describe a difficulty.
THOT – That hoe over there.
Turnt Up – A term used to describe having fun or get crazy, or cray.
Over To You
Do you recognize any of these terms or acronyms? What were some of your favorite phrases when you were a teen?
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