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New term, at least to me. I read somewhere that "ridiculously" is being used by teens a lot, as in "That was a ridiculously good book I just read!"
#301 - March 10, 2013, 03:17 PM

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:drowning: HELP, I need a modern kid's word for "corny."  I am totally drawing a blank.

cheesy would work too.
#302 - March 10, 2013, 03:42 PM

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I think for my purposes, I am going to go with lame.  An old-fashioned sounding book would be lame, but good.

#303 - March 10, 2013, 05:21 PM
You must do the things you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Bloody Hell!" is one I used a lot when I lived in England as a teen. I still do and people here in Ireland think I am bonkers for using it. (they think I am crazy for using that term too.)
It's quite prevolent in the North England, particularly Yorkshire where I was. You hear some "right hum-dingers" as they would say. When I moved from Dublin to Bradford to secondary school over there, I really found it weird.
#304 - March 11, 2013, 08:51 AM

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Is "sweet" still used to say something's nice or cool or hot or desirable?
#305 - March 18, 2013, 12:47 PM

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Sweet is still used, but use it sparingly.
#306 - May 21, 2013, 06:35 PM

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I'm assuming kids no longer say something "did a number on me." What do they say? It doesn't need to be real slang-y, just something that doesn't sound dated.
 
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#307 - February 20, 2014, 02:07 PM

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I'm assuming kids no longer say something "did a number on me." What do they say? It doesn't need to be real slang-y, just something that doesn't sound dated.
 
Thanks!

Anyone, anyone?
#308 - February 21, 2014, 08:07 AM

Not sure if I mentioned, the slang I use now are two main terms: Where the white night flower grows, and beyond the cobblestone.

That latter came in a dream where the term meant where the plague had made it's home, and had not yet reached the castle city of which the dreams protagonist resided. The white night flower is a cure all that only grows during the moonlight.

I ended up using the former in a current short story.

I also had a character make up a word, called Lame-nods. Or lame nimrods.
#309 - May 28, 2014, 03:29 PM
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nimrods is an old term, up there with dipstick.
#310 - May 29, 2014, 06:09 PM
You must do the things you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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I used an awkward terminology in my recent SF. If I'm referring to a week, month, season, year, decade, or century I often use something like: Now it was the holodeck, not the typewriter of yester century. Or the pen and notebook of the century before that.

Not really sure where I could have picked that up though.
#311 - August 16, 2014, 05:25 PM

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These are some of my favorites:

Caramba!
La pucha!
Legal! (that's "cool" in Brazilian Portuguese)
Masa (that's "cool" in my city -Rivera, Uruguay-, it's a little outdated though)
Cara (means "dude" in my city, and in Brazil too)

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