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Especially YA, high-school age.
#1 - July 10, 2015, 06:57 AM
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My 17 yo says he says gross.
#2 - July 10, 2015, 07:05 AM
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My 13yo says she does as well. (So do my younger ones.)
#3 - July 10, 2015, 07:07 AM

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My early-college age (two years post-high school) kids do.
#4 - July 10, 2015, 07:47 AM
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Definitely. And there's a new character on Dog with a Blog (which my 4th grader loves) whose main catch phrase is "grrrrross". The character is a teen.
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Yes, gross is one of those terms with staying power. It's been around for more than 40 years now. :)  :yup
#6 - July 10, 2015, 08:24 AM
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And when I was living in Belgium, I wondered why people were so grossed out but gross = big in French.
We routinely say derange for bothered because it's more fun to say it. Ah, fun with words.

So that it's not completely off-topic, my teens say gross and disgusted to mean exactly the same, though disgust has a higher ewww factor.
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#7 - July 10, 2015, 11:47 AM
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Thanks, everyone!  :grouphug2
#8 - July 10, 2015, 12:12 PM
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I mostly hear, ewww gross.
#9 - July 12, 2015, 09:21 PM
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Yep. My kids use it, too.

Gross = tall in German. I think we all felt a bit odd describing people that way when we lived there. :)
#11 - July 13, 2015, 08:03 AM

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I'm glad to know there's at least one term I used growing up that is still in use!
#12 - July 16, 2015, 02:55 PM
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My 5th grade students say gross.
#13 - July 16, 2015, 05:05 PM

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