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.
And if you have any gems to add to the list, please drop me a line. 🙂