Teenagers are MODERATELY funny.
February 15, 2007 8:53pm CST
One of the funniest things about teenagers is that they get hold of a signature word, and they use it over and over until they find the next one. Right now, my stepson keeps saying is things are MODERATELY whatever adjective he chooses. Everything is MODERATELY funny, MODERATELY interesting, MODERATELY sad, etc. A few months ago everything was PONING. This PONES, This is so PONING, I totally PONED. I don't know what that one means, don't ask. My other son was UBER this and UBER that. He stopped when I started repeating it, which was funny. It apparently means very, so I could say it was UBER funny. Eventually he said, "Don't say that Mom, it's a girly word." I asked him why he said it and why I couldn't because I am a girl. He wouldn't tell me. When I was a teenager, the word for a while was GRODEY, meaning gross. And then there is the favorite which comes back through multiple generations....TOTALLY!! I never realized how funny it is, until my kids started doing it.
17 Feb 07
i remember when i was a teenager i usually say words with MAX on it... and words like, that was TOTALLY to the MAX, SUPER DUPER GREAT idea... something like that... i can't remember exactly how i talk back then... but my older sisters usually laugh at me whenever they hear me talking to my cousins and friends.. they told me i was really talking freakingly strange... i didn't understand why they said that... but now looking at your discussion, we do have our own language when we were young! AWESOME!!!
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16 Feb 07
My daughters favorite words lately are WHATEVER and WHAT THE...... (just stops there) Now I know how annoying we were with our parents with grodey to the max and totally....... musant forget tubular and gnarly.
27 Feb 07
This weekend, we have huge snowbanks. My son got his driving learners permit today. He is an exceptional driver. Every time I hit the snow banks which narrow my driveway too much he says ...Mom, you suck. I don't get upset because I know he is just teasing me. We have a pretty liberal home when it comes to language, but we don't tolerate meanness.