A lexicon of teen speak (10 Jun 2005)
Society is more geared than ever to young people, but their slang - and the speed at which it changes - can be a mystery to those old enough to vote.
This coded language designed to exclude adults is being used to tempt would-be teachers into schools - the latest campaign by the Teacher Training Agency includes a poster which asks "Linguists. Would you like to learn new words?"
So which words are current in the classroom? E-cyclopedia, the Magazine's guide to matters of linguistic interest, has compiled this guide. The main influences seem to be Creole patois and rapper slang.
Article URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4074004.stm
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