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Title: Stoked
Post by: hairaplenty on April 09, 2020, 08:59 PM
Do teens still say this?  What do they say?
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: dkshumaker on April 10, 2020, 06:51 AM
Hmmm, I have three teen boys: 17, 15, and 13. I don't think I ever heard them say this. When they wake up, I'll ask them! But my teens are on the geeky side, they are definitely not the "cool" kids. . . don't know if that will make a difference. :-)
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: Jayca on April 10, 2020, 06:58 AM
I don’t think so...I haven’t ever heard my teens say it. I’ll have to ask them about possible substitutions
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: David Wright on April 10, 2020, 07:58 AM
It's not current around here (Toronto)
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: Michael Sussman on April 10, 2020, 08:20 AM
I still hear "psyched."
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: dkshumaker on April 10, 2020, 08:24 AM
Just chatted with the teens. Stoked is not said. Maybe "psyched". My 17 y/o said "hyped" is probably more used. My 13 y/o, in typical 13 y/o fashion, rolled his eyes and said "Definitely not stoked. You adults who try to sound like kids, it just doesn't work. If I'm excited about something, I say I'm excited." And walked away. LOL.

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: hairaplenty on April 10, 2020, 09:07 AM
"Definitely not stoked. You adults who try to sound like kids, it just doesn't work. If I'm excited about something, I say I'm excited." And walked away. LOL
Made me laugh out loud.

It sounds like may be a local vernacular.
I like hyped and psyched.  I've heard psyched but never hyped.
Thanks everyone. You all     :hairdude
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: Pons on April 10, 2020, 11:02 AM
I have three teenage grandsons living two doors away. They never say stoked. Slang is really hard to use in books and can easily date them. Oddly enough, "cool" seems to have stood the test of time - at least around here. Good luck.  :star2
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 10, 2020, 06:37 PM
Cool is still used, at least around parents and those older. Stoked is definitely not.

Hyped comes from drug culture. A lot of current slang seems to. I've never heard either of my teens use any of the words mentioned except excited.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hyped. Looking at Urban Dictionary, hyped was posted quite some time ago.
Title: Re: Stoked
Post by: Jayca on April 10, 2020, 06:48 PM
Talked to my 14 year old while he was gaming with teenage friends (online) He said the word stoked is definitely not used and that he would just say he’s excited about something if he’s excited about it. I had him ask his friends he was gaming with and they said the same.