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Is "totally" still part of the tween vernacular, or has that become passe? I have to provide a logline for a contest, and it ends with "...and he's TOTALLY crushing back."

Also, is "dis/dissed" used anymore, or is it now "disrespect/disrespected" ?

Thanks for any help, and thanks KarenB with your "hottie" question -- I saw all your helpful answers and jumped on board with my own questions.  :)
#1 - October 30, 2012, 06:38 AM
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I've heard "totally" recently but not used alone - like when they used to say simply "Totally!" as a affirmation of something. I haven't heard "dissed" in quite a while.

On another thread someone suggested doing an Google search to see who's using terms and how recently they're using them. I thought it was an excellent idea.
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#2 - October 30, 2012, 06:41 AM
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Mine totally say "totally" all the time. But that might be just because I, you know, like, totally say it all the time.

Not sure about dissed. I can't really remember any of them saying it....
#3 - October 30, 2012, 06:51 AM

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#4 - October 30, 2012, 08:43 AM
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I haven't heard dissed. I do hear totally, but not as often as I used to... I hear more the full "you totally disrespected me!"
#5 - October 30, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Could be a regional thing. I said "totally" not too long ago and both my kids looked at me like I'd sprouted something from my forehead (although they often look at me that way). They're 11 and 16. We're in LA.
#6 - October 30, 2012, 09:59 AM

I hear totally around here, but not dissed. (Memphis)
#7 - October 30, 2012, 10:20 AM
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I hear dissed here in the northeast...not totally so much, at least used as a single word rather than as a modifier.
#8 - October 30, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Thanks so much for the helpful responses! I'm totally staying with totally (and to be safe and current, disrespected vs. dissed).
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#9 - October 30, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Instead of dissed I hear "Hating on" as in -- Why are you hating on George?

My sample size is one.
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#10 - November 01, 2012, 07:51 AM
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