It’s been a while since I’ve updated you all on the nuances of teenage language, so I thought it was time for a refresher on the latest lingo on the street.
Of course, it’s more than likely this language is not unique only to teenagers; no doubt there’s plenty of other Gen Y or Gen X people who know these terms, but as a mother of a man-child in her mid 40’s (it’s going to stay MID for a while I can tell you) it’s sadly passing me by.
So for those of you who do not keep up here’s the latest series of terms to help you understand your adolescent offspring in between grunting:
- Muzza = Bogan
- Mutlick = Mate
- Gimp = Loser
- Kwan (or Kwanum) = Hey you, or Mate
- Aye Lad = True (straight from the North of England if you ask me)
- Fresh = like “Sic”
- Missus = Girlfriend (this one creeps me out a bit I have to say)
- Shits & Giggs = Just for giggles and for the shit of it
The other trend one of my men-children exhibits is to talk either in “Muzza” language or like a “lad”. God only knows why. I can’t stand it when he does. Thankfully nor can his “bro”!!!
As always, I do like to keep adding to the list, so those of you with men-children or the female equivalent (not sure what to call them actually – “women-children” doesn’t have quite the same ring) please drop me a line.
And for the benefit of your education, here’s the earlier lists:
It’s a whole new world, isn’t it? What about PDAs?? Public Displays of Affection – and very NOT cool according to my source. MWWx
One of mine was even reluctant to give me a kiss this morning for Mothers Day (hug only). And that was at home!!