LIKE, TOTES AMAZEBALLS, PEEPS.
It is official. I am extraordinarily uncool.
I suspected it all along, but there was a recent incident that cemented me into Dorksville. Population…ME!
Or are there more of us out there?
My oldest son thinks he is very cool. (Hey! We don’t know where he got it from either.) He walked into the kitchen after footy the other day, looked at me, and jerked his nose skywards before opening the fridge. I asked him what that meant.
“Sup.” He replied.
What does that mean?
“Wassup.” He informed me.
And what does THAT mean?
“What are you up to Mum?”
Ah! Phew. A full sentence from a lad whose communication has recently shifted from a wide and impressive vocabulary to grunts, head and hand movements.
To keep up with his latest vernacular, I have had to re-educate myself on this new generation of users of the English Language.
So, I have written a guide. If you have kids in your life, you may find my guide useful. Ditto if you ever need to visit the Apple Store, JB Hi-Fi or any other technology outlet that is staffed by young folk.
Now, I wonder whether I have given myself enough credit here – after all, I do know who Jason Bieber is, and I am well aware that if you mix vodka and energy drinks, you will be up for days (if your heart does not stop in its tracks).
Jason Bieber. Mrs Woog has totes heard of him.
However, the fact that I used the phrase “young folk” in the last paragraph leaves me to believe I already have one hand on the zimmer frame. But I refuse to go quietly into the aged care facility, so to prevent this from happening I need to become bi-lingual.
So, grab your guarana and let us begin!
These brave new words include, but are not limited to, the following;
- Vacay – holiday. To take a break.
- Adorbs – adorable. Something that pleases you.
- Totes – totally. Extremely committed.
- Peeps – people. Fellow citizens of the earth.
- Ridic – ridiculous. Something that makes no sense.
- Cray-Cray – crazy. Taken leave of one’s senses.
- Cray – also crazy. Because you cannot be bothered to repeat yourself.
- Obvs – obviously. Der.
- Def – definitely. Not hard of hearing, but 100% affirmative.
- Deets – details. One’s means of contacting you.
- Awks – Awkward. Meaning to feel slightly uncomfortable about something.
- Nom Nom Nom – delicious. Pleasing to one’s palate.
- Amazeballs – rapturous. Really, very excellent.
- Awesomesauce – an extremely tasty condiment.
- Stabby – to pierce with a sharp instrument. Excessively unhappy.
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