Language, slang and terminology

@celticeagle (121017)
Boise, Idaho
June 11, 2011 4:56am CST
How things have changed from my teen days when Right on!, Cool and Peace were the favorites now instead of a DUI they say you were having a Lindsey Loohan moment. Have you noted any changes in your day-to-day language?
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@makatas (1101)
• Greece
11 Jun 11
The most changes I have noticed in everyday talks usually start from the teens at school and somehow expand to older people too. Some of them are pretty annoying and make no sense at all. What saddens me much though is the way people type nowadays. Shortening of words, converting words to similar without realizing it is wrong, etc. I am sure there are teens now who cannot spell words properly anymore because they just type whatever comes in their mind and sounds similar to what they want to say.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jun 11
I so agree. It more than saddens me. Makes me alittle frustrated and angry that people don't have more respect for the person/persons that will be reading their content to write correctly. Run on sentences, no capitolization, bad grammar and spelling, etc. I do so agree.
@makatas (1101)
• Greece
12 Jun 11
The saddest example is the confusion between these words: Their, they're, there. If I was in the US I would ask around people around 12-18 years old, somehow I am sure more than half people will not know which means what.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
12 Jun 11
There is always a new slang or something coming out. Sometimes I say something to my girls and they just look at me real funny. I'm not supposed to be up on that stuff..lol. I don't think I really am either. I mean..I'm not sure if they are looking at me like that because the word is in or out
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 11
Its quite a momentary thing. Slang is of the times. No, we aren't supposed to up on such thing but I think it does put us in another realm completely with our kids when we know some of it.
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
Sometimes I don't get the words the younger generation use now, being a "Bisaya" BTW just meant yeah, but recently I realized that my younger sis meant by the way when she uses it...sometimes I just ask what she means when she uses slang words/acronyms because I mostly don't get it!!! I get to use some of the words she uses like the acronyms, FYI, BTW, IDTS...and some slang words in our dialect...when I talk to my friends whom right now I seldom meet already since of their jobs and mine, they seem weirded out a bit of the way I talk but we just laugh at it...
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jun 11
IDTS? Not sure on that one. It is to laugh at isn't it? Those words.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
11 Jun 11
I think i still talk just like i always have. I'm not saying that's a good thing, lol.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jun 11
And you have heard in cute slang?
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