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Title: Do teens still say hottie?
Post by: Karen Bly on October 29, 2012, 10:28 AM
Do teen still say "hottie" for a really good looking guy or girl? And, if not, what do they say instead?
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Post by: Anne Marie on October 29, 2012, 10:42 AM
I've never heard any of my four say it.
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Post by: Karen Bly on October 29, 2012, 10:45 AM
AnnMarie, what do they call them?
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Post by: Anne Marie on October 29, 2012, 11:11 AM
I can't think of any nouns that they'd use.  They'd say"hot," just not "a hottie."
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Post by: MysteryRobin on October 29, 2012, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I don't hear "hottie" anymore except from moms...
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Post by: SYoon on October 29, 2012, 11:20 AM
That explains why I still use the word "hottie."
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Post by: NickiS on October 29, 2012, 11:21 AM
Yup, I just combed through the latest emails from my teen sister, and there are no "hotties." She says "hot guys," "attractive guy," "so hot." Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Do teens still say hottie?
Post by: Karen Bly on October 29, 2012, 12:04 PM
Yup, Robin and Salina, I'm showing my mom flag here.


thanks, NikkiS. Shoot. I had a good joke involving a hottie. Hot guy doesn't work as well.
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Post by: xC0000005 on October 29, 2012, 12:47 PM
My eldest does. She's 17.
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Post by: Stephanie Leeth on October 29, 2012, 01:50 PM
Neither of mine have ever said hottie. 
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Post by: Jaina on October 29, 2012, 01:53 PM
This might sound kind of dumb, but sometimes if I'm wondering if people actually use a certain word--or how they use it--I'll do a Twitter search for immediate results.  Then I get to see who is using the term and what other sorts of things they've said.  Does it seem right for my character's age?  etc.
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Post by: Anne Marie on October 29, 2012, 01:56 PM
Doesn't sound dumb to me at all.
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Post by: terri on October 29, 2012, 03:44 PM
Although teen lingo differs in different parts of the country, I don't think that is commonly used much by today's kids.
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Post by: HDWestlund on October 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
Also viable: making up your own term for it so that you don't have to worry about it going out of style linguistically.

:)
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Post by: Tatumhart on October 29, 2012, 08:36 PM
I'm in Texas, I hang out with teenagers a couple of times per week, and I don't hear them say "hottie."

Mostly, what I hear is, "Gross, I don't like her/him."

Lots of denial.

When they are talking about a music star they like, the girls say he's "so cute."  At least, that's what they say to me.
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Post by: Iris on October 30, 2012, 02:45 AM
'Fit' has been getting some attention from my baby sister (now 21) for the past few years.  Or if the chap is extremely attractive, he's 'well fit' with the adverb 'well' used as a synonym for 'very'.  This may be unique to her assumed social class in England, though.
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Post by: J.Ro on October 30, 2012, 06:25 AM
I have a couple of students who still say hottie. It's used more for emphasis though, like "MM hmmm, that guy is a HAWwwwTeee!" (the aw is our southern accent :0)) I'd say hot is more regular conversation. Or dope if they're trying to act all hillbilly gangsta.
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Post by: Jean Reidy on October 30, 2012, 06:37 AM
This might sound kind of dumb, but sometimes if I'm wondering if people actually use a certain word--or how they use it--I'll do a Twitter search for immediate results.  Then I get to see who is using the term and what other sorts of things they've said.  Does it seem right for my character's age?  etc.

What a great idea!! Never thought of that.
Jean
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Post by: Karen Bly on November 06, 2012, 09:14 AM
thanks, all!