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    I'm compiling a small dictionary of common youth slang terms for a project. What slang do you like to use, and what do you mean when you use it? I'm particularly looking for the kind of slang you would hear used by "bros," but don't let that limit you.

    So far I have things like "bro," "dope" (as in "cool"), "swag" and things like that. What else can you think of?

    PS- I'm American but I'd love to hear slang terms used in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere. Thanks!

    EDIT: Oh, and please keep it clean guys. The list I'm making has to be fairly clean anyway, and I'm not looking for slurs.
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    You'll probably find UrbanDictionary.com useful, if you can sift through all the profanity.
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    Boss/Bauss, meaning awesome.

    I...can't really think of any other, right now. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    You'll probably find UrbanDictionary.com useful, if you can sift through all the profanity.
    Eh... I find Urban Dictionary needs some sort of moderation or quality control. A lot of people use it to try and get slang they made up to catch on.


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    Not youth specific slang, but in the prairie provinces of Canada, a Bunnyhug is another word for hoodie

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    There's a word I learned growing up in the Pacific Northwest to refer to small-scale stealing that I really like: kype or kipe. Either spelling works. It's a regional synonym of nick, pilfer or purloin. Unfortunately, I've learned not to use it outside the Pacific Northwest, because I get dirty looks owing to it being a near-homonym to a highly degrading racial slur for persons of Jewish ancestry. This despite the fact that those two words come from a totally seperate etymology.

    Despite the similarity, it is a word I would totally take back if I could.

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    Thanks guys! I can't believe I forgot "boss."
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    Quote Originally Posted by celtois View Post
    Not youth specific slang, but in the prairie provinces of Canada, a Bunnyhug is another word for hoodie

    I tend to collect slang. When I'm less tired I'll try and give you a few better terms.
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    I dunno Kneen, my friends here from roundabouts you call'em bunnyhugs...
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    A friend of a friend keeps using the phrase 'YOLO', apparently an acronym of 'You only live once'; I haven't the foggiest as to how it's used.

    My whole friend group uses 'ish' as a censored version of a curse word of similar pronunciation, but I don't know if that's widespread or if it just caught on with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    A friend of a friend keeps using the phrase 'YOLO', apparently an acronym of 'You only live once'; I haven't the foggiest as to how it's used.
    You use it when you are about to do something stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbluff View Post
    You use it when you are about to do something stupid.
    It's the mating call of the common northwest doucebag.

    Also,

    "The D" - A penis. As in "If she'd ______, give her the D".

    "Stupid" - Can mean "good", usually to a superlative degree. As in, "Their football team is stupid". More common as a secondary adjective, or "Stupid good".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbluff View Post
    You use it when you are about to do something stupid.
    Yep. That's pretty much YOLO. You shout "YOLO!" when you're about to take a risk on something, or do something you wouldn't normally do, probably with good reason.

    Examples:
    "Preordered the WiiU. YOLO!"
    "20 degrees Fahrenheit? Goin' to the waterpark. YOLO!"
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    Za - Pizza
    Pigs - Police
    What's the craic - How are things
    Mate - Friend, however is usually used unnecessarily. For example, a normal person would say "How are you?" and "Listen" rather than "How are you friend" and "Listen Friend"
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    Pull – To get with someone. Definition varies. Sometimes merely talking to them counts, but my understands is that you at least have to kiss for it to count

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    What do you consider slang. Does fresher (furst year university student) count?
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    Grouse = Awesome (not used much since the 80's).
    Sick = Awesome.
    Brick = Idiot.
    Wood = Sticks in roll-your-own tabbaco.
    Green = Money.
    Cabbage = Money (not used much since the late 70's/early 80's).
    Dog = Annoying person who won't doesn't know when to let something go.
    Filth = Police.
    PoPo = Police.
    Dope = Idiot.

    Most likely some double ups here, but that's all I can think of at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll View Post
    I dunno Kneen, my friends here from roundabouts you call'em bunnyhugs...
    Really? I've never actually heard the phrase spoken aloud in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyntonian View Post
    "Stupid" - Can mean "good", usually to a superlative degree. As in, "Their football team is stupid". More common as a secondary adjective, or "Stupid good".
    o.O? What country/part of the country do you live in? Stupid = bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saposhiente View Post
    o.O? What country/part of the country do you live in? Stupid = bad.
    I have heard it used as an intensifier, though--so 'stupid' just means 'stupid' where I'm from, but 'stupid good' would be an equivalent to 'very good'.
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    That could also work, though usually we use "stupidly good" for such

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saposhiente View Post
    That could also work, though usually we use "stupidly good" for such
    I'm not sure exactly when or why, but I've recently started using 'stupid' as a synonym for 'very'. I know I probably picked it up from a friend, but I couldn't tell you which one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krade View Post
    I'm not sure exactly when or why, but I've recently started using 'stupid' as a synonym for 'very'. I know I probably picked it up from a friend, but I couldn't tell you which one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverdance View Post
    I'm compiling a small dictionary of common youth slang terms for a project. What slang do you like to use, and what do you mean when you use it? I'm particularly looking for the kind of slang you would hear used by "bros," but don't let that limit you.

    So far I have things like "bro," "dope" (as in "cool"), "swag" and things like that. What else can you think of?

    PS- I'm American but I'd love to hear slang terms used in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere. Thanks!

    EDIT: Oh, and please keep it clean guys. The list I'm making has to be fairly clean anyway, and I'm not looking for slurs.
    Used by bros? Have you tried all the various versions of bro? Bro, Broski, Broduski, Broseph, Broseiden, Brochacho...I'm sure there are more. Generally, the more complex the bro, the more...unsavory the person, in my experience. >.>
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    Hmm, I had a lot of friends start using "epic" as a replacement word for awesome. I also use a lot of random slang, like saying someone is a ham when they like being the center of attention, which is the kind of thing that is incomprehensible to people that don't speak English natively.

    There are also about a million alternative words for cool these days, all of which are at various levels of lameness:
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    "Wicked", used as an intensifier. e.g. He's wicked smaht. It's wicked cold in heeyah.

    Seems limited to the Northeast, to my knowledge. And it's an entirely different monster than using it as a plain-old adjective to mean "cool". e.g. That's wicked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneenibble View Post
    I have heard this said of my people: and yet only ever uttered about us, never by us. Perhaps it is a Saskatchewan thing?
    I have known them as bunnyhugs all my life. I must have been a teenager before I found out other places called 'em "hoodies."

    So yeah, probably a Saskatchewan thing. I've heard that pronouncement before.

    I mean seriously, hoodies. Terrible name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins View Post
    I have known them as bunnyhugs all my life. I must have been a teenager before I found out other places called 'em "hoodies."

    So yeah, probably a Saskatchewan thing. I've heard that pronouncement before.

    I mean seriously, hoodies. Terrible name.
    How is bunnyhug better? It doesn't have anything to do with rabbits. At least hoodie sticks with something to do with the object. It's got a hood!

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    "Bunnyhug" is sort of charming in an insane, nonsensical way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by historiasdeosos View Post
    "Bunnyhug" is sort of charming in an insane, nonsensical way.
    Certainly, but what's Bunny-Hugish about a hoody? I mean, Hood-y like Kitt-y, pupp-y. It's the diminutive form of Hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins View Post
    I have known them as bunnyhugs all my life. I must have been a teenager before I found out other places called 'em "hoodies."

    So yeah, probably a Saskatchewan thing. I've heard that pronouncement before.

    I mean seriously, hoodies. Terrible name.
    And I, in turn, have only ever called them hoodies. I agree that bunnyhug is the superior term and shall adopt your exotic Saskatchewan ways in this regard henceforth.

    I am trying to muster up some Manitoba slang, but I don't know what the young people say anymore.
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