Don’t you understand a word of what your teenage son or daughter is saying? FAV, LOL, epicfail, Mordor … what is it all about? We help you with our “teen dictionary”.
Sometimes it seems that teenagers speak a completely different language to us . This is because more and more these young people use completely new words, in many cases invented by themselves and sometimes they do not even know what it means. These fashions are also highly influenced, currently, by youtubers , who reproduce them and young people repeat them, but this is a phenomenon that has traditionally occurred in society.
Some words vary between age, gender, geography and even social classes . For this reason, it is normal that we do not understand much of what our children of those ages talk about. To try to help you a little, we bring you a guide with the words and expressions that are fashionable among young people . You see if that way you are able to understand them at least a little better.
– Chusta: It has different connotations but they usually use it to refer to the end of the cigarette , the part that we often throw away and that they, sometimes if they don’t have tobacco, smoke.
– Splicing: It means going out to party and then continue with your normal life without sleeping at all . For example go to a party and at 8 go directly to the university. So they have gone to class “splicing.”
– Epicfail: Many of the words used by young people are expressions in English that have become global thanks to the internet. This is one of them. Its translation is “epic failure”. It is used when someone tries to do something but ultimately fails completely. It is said to have been an “epicfail”.
– You are a pipe: There are many ways of implying that someone is a slob , among them is this, “you are a pipe.”
– Those who: They use it to show that they are not going to do anything . For example, they usually say “I’m going to that party.”
– Fail: It is the reduction of the “epicfail”. Just a glitch or a mistake but not as strong as the “epicfail”.
– FAV: This language has been taken from the social network Twitter. When we like a tweet we give “FAV” and we make it a favorite. Therefore it is something that we like very much .
– Make a next: It comes from a television program called ‘Next’. In this one, a boy or a girl was meeting suitors and if he did not like it, he would say “next” so that the next one would arrive. For this reason, they use it when someone passes totally on another person because they do not like it .
– Even nunki: Ylenia, a young woman who participated in a reality show called ‘ Gandía Shore ‘, put it on the market . It is easy to understand what is meant by “see you never” .
– ICBI: Also another translation from English. It means “I can’t believe it”, that is, “I can’t believe it . ” When something very strong happens that you do not expect.
– KMC: A shortening of the misspelled phrase “ke me tales” . They usually use it when something surprises them and they do not believe it. Very similar to the previous ICBI.
– Lash of indifference : When someone completely passes another someone has made him a “lash of indifference.” They usually use it in love affairs.
– Hook up with: Sometimes we don’t know exactly what they mean when they say that “someone has hooked up with someone”. Nowadays hooking up means kissing with another person but not going from there.
– LOL: It also comes from English and means “laughing out loud ‘, in Spanish” laughing out loud. “They began to use it in technological language, that is, in social networks or instant messaging services. It means to laugh a lot at something.
– Score a triple: When someone tells us a lie that no one believes it . Often times they even just do the “triple hitting” move in basketball to show that someone has told a total lie. It is usually a lie that is good for that person, who boasts of something that is a lie.
– You are grating me: From hearing it so much, surely you already know, you have come to understand. It is one of the most used by teenagers and it means that you are tired of something and do not want to think about it anymore . For example, they can tell their parents: “Dad, you’re grating me with tidying up the room.”
– It rents me: it is more common among young people from Madrid. It means that they like something and that they want to do it. If, for example, a friend proposes to go out to a specific nightclub, they can say, “I rent” in the sense that they like the plan.
– Mordor: It comes from the famous saga of ‘ The Lord of the Rings ‘ in which there were some “orcs”, that is, very ugly beings that lived in “Mordor”. So it means that someone who comes from there is very ugly .
– Oka / oki …: It comes from the famous expression “okey” . Teens have raised it to different synonyms.
– Rewind: When they have not found out about something and want it to be repeated . For example “to, to rewind”.
– RT: It also leaves the social network twitter. Those who have an account on this social network will come to understand these words but if you don’t know, an RT means a “retweet”. This is when someone has tweeted and someone is surprised or liked and RT them. This is showing it to all your followers as if it were yours, it will appear among their tweets from that moment on. Basically they use it when they like something a lot and agree. So they add to what someone else has said.
– It is bundled: They use it to refer to a specific party. If one day they are going to go out and they think they are going to have a great time, they say “get involved tonight.”
– Sepp: It comes exactly from the “yes” . It is a way of saying yes but with a teenage tone. In the end they have even gone on to write it like that.
– They are the parents: When something does not exist . It comes from the Magi and is now used for everything.
– Trolling: It is basically wavering someone. It also comes from the language of the internet.
– WTF: It also comes from English, specifically from “What the fuck” which literally means “What the hell !” . Teens use it when something really surprises them.
– XD: If we turn this “xd” we can see closed eyes and a big smile. So this means exactly “laughter” . When something amuses them.
– XOXO: It also comes from English and means kisses and hugs . It is used by the English at the end of the letters.
– Whoops in the whole mouth: It is used by the protagonist of the series ‘Family Guy’ and it means that you have made a mistake in something for which they have given you a “whoosh in all the mouth”, or they have hit you a cut.
Hopefully that way you can better understand your teenage children, however there are many more expressions and new ones come out every day . It’s hard to put them all for it.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.