For what it's worth, I picked up a promising MG last week and the MC said, "For God's sake" and I was so offended by it I put it down.I grew up with family & friends saying this all the time but seeing it in print really put me off. I'm actually surprised I'm so affronted by it - but I hate hearing OMG too, so maybe I'm overly sensitive
I want a short catchy way to refer to a plain, dorky girl for a blurb. I was thinking of just using "an 'Ugly Betty,'" as that sort of fits. Would teens still know that phrase? Is just "plain, dorky girl" okay? Any suggestions?
I don't think the phrase is really used these days but there IS the TV show, if you aren't familiar with it. I am pretty sure readers would know what you mean.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_Betty
Do people still say "way" something (meaning 'very something'), or is that sounding dated? Suddenly, I'm staring at this line with a "way" in it and it's looking old school. For example, "I was way tired."Definitely don't want to sound trendy, so I'm not looking for the current slang word--just want to avoid sounding dated. I still use "totally" in this respect, but I've heard people say that sounds too 80s, as well.I think my own child says "way cool" or whatever, but perhaps because she's heard me say it too many times?
Not looking for slang exactly. I have MC suggesting that her best friend look for a senior for her next boyfriend, but I'm not sure quite how to word it. "Look for" doesn't sound active enough. Just want something that sounds natural, but a little more interesting than look for. Unless, of course, look for sounds good enough.
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