It’s been quite a while since my last glossary instalment. For those who want to understand what teenagers are actually talking about, read on.
Not surprisingly, most of the current glossary terms revolve around the things that occupy the lives of 16-year-old boys – their social life outside of school, and it would appear the list of vices that accompany that life!!!
- “Chons” = punch-ons. As in fisty-cuffs, fighting. The stuff my boys do to each other most nights.
- “Deck” = pack of cigarettes. If they can’t afford them they smoke rollies apparently.
- “Darts” = cigarettes. Interestingly, we called them darts when I was younger too.
- “Dope” = cool. Apparently this was around years ago, but it’s only recently surfaced with my boys, now they’re teenagers, so it was new to me. I suppose I should be thankful it’s not the real dope, otherwise known as “bud”.
Then we hit the alcohol:
- “Pre’s” = pre-party drinks. We called it a “pre-party” in my day, especially before formals; they have just shortened it further to “pre’s”.
- “Frothies” = beers. Pretty self-explanatory!
- “Goon” = cask wine. Apparently the drink of choice amongst many girls, because it’s cheap of course!
- “Straight” = spirits.
- “Jimmies” = Jim Beam (definitely a popular choice amongst the boys along with Coca Cola). I am very familiar with this – the dishwasher recently had six glasses neatly lined up after we’d been away for the night, and one of the men-children had stayed at home. The Jim Beam and Coke remnants were a tell-tale sign he had hosted “Pre’s” (see above).
And then the random and bizarre:
- “Gacked” = drug-F-ed, but loosely also used to mean hammered. Commonly heard as “We’re getting gacked”, and they assure me for the latter not the former.
- “Rawt” = steal. So apparently you might hear someone say “Went for a rawt at Bunnings”!! I damn well hope that’s not my boys.
If you feel you need further education, you can read my earlier glossary instalments here: Glossary Part II and Part III. And my first post on the subject: Deciphering Man-Child Language.
And if you have any gems to add to the list, please drop me a line. 🙂