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Title: wacko
Post by: hairaplenty on June 19, 2016, 03:12 PM
I have my 17 yr old tough kid, who swears, calling a bad guy a wacko. What else would a kid from the wrong side of the tracks say?     :umm
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: mrh on June 19, 2016, 03:19 PM
What about changing this slightly, to "whack job"? Urban Dictionary confirms that this is slang for, well, wacko. :)
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: hairaplenty on June 19, 2016, 03:27 PM
That sounds right. Thanks!    :yourock
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: Christine B. on June 19, 2016, 07:29 PM
I was going to say whack job, too! Or a "rando" (random) but that's a little different I think.
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: Arona on June 19, 2016, 09:12 PM
How do you have them swearing--f-bombs or just dammits or...? There's a common expression these days, and not just out of mouths from kids on the wrong side of the tracks.
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: hairaplenty on June 19, 2016, 09:16 PM
The kid from the wrong side of the tracks drops F bombs.
I've never heard the term rando.
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: Arona on June 19, 2016, 09:41 PM
I haven't been around teens much in the last few years (lingo changes fast) but they do still say the full version of WTF.

IMO, the things a lot/most kids say today are things ONLY those from the bad side of the tracks would have said when I was a kid, had they been said back then. I think it'd be hard to say that only your type of MC would say to their father, for instance, "I'm just gonna Netflix and chill, dude--don't stroke out," since while it may not sound awful, there's wicked attitude in it, a lot of kids would say it/something similar these days, and it means hooking up.
Title: Re: wacko
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on June 26, 2016, 09:01 PM
No way the kid who swears wouldn't say F'in whack job. When they F, they F constantly.