Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So That’s What Kids Are Calling It These Days

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Kids have their own language – and OMG – parents can’t keep up with it.

The latest issue of AARP Bulletin, which hits stands Saturday (Sep. 27), reveals 50 words that kids think their parents don’t know including computer and text messaging slang, fashion jargon, and love lingo.

For example, when a kid refers to a “crackberry,” it’s really just a nickname for a BlackBerry, the addictive phone and email gadget.

When you “ROFL” in a text message, it means you’re rolling on the floor laughing.

“Scooby doos” are a pair of good shoes, and a “soul patch” is a small tuft of beard under a male’s lower lip.

Public displays of affection are called “cupcaking” these days, while a “flirtationship” is a prolonged flirtation with someone.

A boys night out is referred to as a “brodown,” while a “bromance” is a non-sexual relationship between two guys.

If a kid takes a short nap before a night out clubbing they’re taking a “disco nap,” and if they “floss” on the town it means they’re showing off their wealth – fo’ shizzle.

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