TwoOfUs's picture

Does anyone else get really annoyed by how your teen skids talk?

Gah.

Just a quick, small vent.

I cringe and hate it when my SD16 (going on 17) starts talking or telling us some story. It's like...she's trying to sound hip and way cooler than she is, and it's just nails on a chalkboard for me.

It's all clipped and slangy and unnatural for her like: "So. Dad. I saw this hella cute guy at work todaaayyy...and I was like, on point..."

Again. I know it's absurd but it just grates on my last nerve.

Anyone else with teen skids have this issue? Why is it so irritating when they talk? Or is it just me?

DaizyDuke's picture

SD19 never really did that

SD19 never really did that but SS18 does the gangsta wanna be talk and text... hey bruh, get at me aye (you have to draw it all out and make it sound like you just smoked a pound of dope when you say it) makes me want to punch someone.

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WE NEED A LIKE BUTTON!!! YUP

WE NEED A LIKE BUTTON!!! YUP THATS IT!

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justanothergurlNJ's picture

I have a teen kid that talks

I have a teen kid that talks like that and it grates on my nerves. Even my 19yo son tells her stop talking like you have no education.

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moving_on's picture

The way my DD10 talks drives

The way my DD10 talks drives me crazy. It's not like she's imitating anyone or trying to sound cool, it's just that she comes up to me and says, "Hey mom, um..........like...........you know that one thing..............can I use it........" Good Lord! I wish she would think out what she wants to say and then come to me.

When DD was born I had our birth charts read and the lady said, "Uh, you two are practically opposites." Sigh.

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advice.only's picture

^^^^THIS YES DEAR GOD

^^^^THIS YES DEAR GOD THIS^^^^^, my BD10 does the same thing, she will just keep saying "So...ummm....there is this thing....and it's ummm..." DH and I have had to start telling her 30 seconds or less spit it out!!!

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moving_on's picture

Yep. I feel bad but sometimes

Yep. I feel bad but sometimes I just start doing whatever it is that needs to be done while she is talking (housework or whatever) and she has to chase me around. But good Lord, it's painful. If I am doing homework, I just have to tell her to ask SO. She's not supposed to interrupt me when I'm doing homework at ALL but she can't seem to remember this. Neither does SO. I wanted to yell at them both the other night.

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Llilac's picture

Yes. I love my SD9 but her

Yes. I love my SD9 but her mom sometimes talks like a teen and SD parrots it. It drives me bonkers.

downsouthinTX's picture

i talk like that to the

i talk like that to the kids.
they love it!

hahaha actually they hate it, which is why i do it.

when i know about trends before they tell me-they also hate that.
when i buy cute clothes DD14 says "omg i love that shirt/shoes. why do you always get the cute clothes"
she can buy cute clothes too but for whatever reason she doesnt think her outfits all the way through so they arent as "together" i guess?

Ninji's picture

My SS was playing a board

My SS was playing a board game with his grandma and sister a few weeks ago. Something happened and he said they were "triggering" him. I don't think grandma knows what that means. I just left the room and laughed.

downsouthinTX's picture

SS12 runs around telling

SS12 runs around telling people they got roasted or that someone is triggered even when its out of context and makes no sense.
so when he does it, i remind him that he didnt use it correctly which he gets annoyed by. LOL

imaSmom's picture

My nephew moved in recently

My nephew moved in recently and uses Phillyspeak in his everyday vocabulary. My daughter who could not make it on Philly's streets (least not where we grew up) is attempting to absorb as much of the Philly as she possibly can. Her new thing is to address anyone and everyone as "young bull and jawn".

So mommy me pumped the breaks on her little hoodspeak extravaganza.

Super fucking hell to the naw naw naw.

For one, you are not from Philly. For two, your cousin can't speak like that around me either. I don't care how "born and bred" he is. Finally, you are both still learning the English language, how to apply it, parts of speech etc. So nope, you can't talk however the hell you want just because.

I want them to be proud of where they came from. We all switch it up depending on the company we're keeping but you have to get there. At 17 and 18 the kids should've mastered the when and who and I'm not going to be nearly as forceful as I am with them today.

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sanecatlady's picture

I'm trying to figure out who

I'm trying to figure out who "young bull and jawn" are hahahaha

TwelveLongYrs79's picture

Jawn is used as a noun. It

Jawn is used as a noun. It can mean anything from a car to a cloud in the sky.
I know all about that jawn. LOL!

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imaSmom's picture

baaahahahah! yes, exactly! A

baaahahahah! yes, exactly! A jawn can be anything. You can be a Jawn, your house, your car, your man, dey all jawns!

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sanecatlady's picture

But what about young bull?

But what about young bull? hahaha

imaSmom's picture

It's just a term older people

It's just a term older people use to refer to boys and men younger than them. It's like young blood but for some reason Philly kicked out the blood and added the bull lol.

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DirtyDiane's picture

SD almost 4 has ALWAYS been

SD almost 4 has ALWAYS been able to pronounce spaghetti...never had a problem with it. Last week when I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, she said "we're having ska-betty?". I said no, it's spaghetti and you know how to say that word. She kept saying no, I can only say "ska-betty". Drove me crazy lol.

I think it's cute when little kids can't say the words, but please don't say them incorrectly on purpose. Not cute!

classyNJ's picture

She most likely heard someone

She most likely heard someone else say it and they got attention for it. SS did that when he was younger too and nip that in the bud really quick!

ESMOD's picture

So me and my brother called

So me and my brother called peanut butter "penus butter" for the longest time. I don't know how my parents kept a straight face. I was mortified along the time I figured out what that word was.

sanecatlady's picture

SS10 was yelling at some

SS10 was yelling at some movie he was watching and was saying "WHAT'S GOOD FAM!" I'm thinking... really?! Oh and "shredded" he likes to say that.

Also he likes to say "anyway" a lot. Drives me bonkers.

DirtyDiane's picture

Can't stand the "fam" thing.

Can't stand the "fam" thing. I have a few facebook "friends" that will post things like Good Morning or Good Night Facebook Fam. Don't know why but annoys the you know what out of me lol.

sanecatlady's picture

I would rather hear people

I would rather hear people say y'all than fan. Or heck, even saying family is better. Or friends... something ANYTHING ELSE.

GhostWhoCooksDinner's picture

"Me and my squad." This is my

"Me and my squad."

This is my 14-year-old niece's thing, meaning her friends.

"Me and my squad are hangin' out."

"The squad loooooves Starbucks."

(eye roll)

Kids.

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TwoOfUs's picture

Yep. I've heard "squad" too.

Yep.

I've heard "squad" too. Guh-ROSS!

imaSmom's picture

lol I am guilty of squad! I

lol I am guilty of squad!

I refer to my kids and myself as "dribble squad". haha!

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FruitSalad704's picture

*Sigh* Couldn't she at least

*Sigh* Couldn't she at least be grammatically correct and say, "My squad and I are hangin' out"? That kind of shit just makes me want to chew on tin foil.

I'm showing my age. I didn't know until today Posse had been replaced by Squad. Is bitchezzzzzzz still funky fresh on the fly tip?

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LadyFace's picture

Ah yes. The posse. Booyah

Ah yes. The posse. Booyah beeotch!

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FruitSalad704's picture

I'm not EVEN gonna fake the

I'm not EVEN gonna fake the funk and pretend I know what dem teenagers are talkin' at deez days.

All I know is when I hear a group of them spouting gibberish at each other I have a hard time deciding who I want to bitchslap more: them for sounding ignorant or their parents for letting them talk that way.

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imaSmom's picture

lol if she wants to sound

lol if she wants to sound like a square yes, being grammatically correct would be important to her.

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Just J's picture

My DD13 call her friends "the

My DD13 call her friends "the squad." It's kinda cute. Honestly I'm glad she has a big group to call the squad because she's very shy and quiet.

One of the kids I work with says "fam" all the time. It's annoying but funny. It's almost like his trademark, it's just him. He's loud and obnoxious but we're all used to it.

sanecatlady's picture

Deep down I wish I had a

Deep down I wish I had a squad... But my introverted self just doesn't allow it!

TwoOfUs's picture

Oh gross. SD says "fam" too.

Oh gross. SD says "fam" too. Another one I hate.

Hella

Fam

Sooooo....

Hate all of these.

sanecatlady's picture

UGH SOOOOOO! I hate it! I

UGH SOOOOOO!

I hate it!

I know I probably say like I bit more (as it's probably my um substitution) but dang, at least it is an actual word.

TwoOfUs's picture

She also does: HEEELLLLL

She also does:

HEEELLLLL NAW!

And DH does nothing / acts like it's normal. I would never have used that kind of language in front of my parents at her age. So weird.

I guess the main thing I hate is her just acting like she's so dang cool.

GhostWhoCooksDinner's picture

OMG. BM-speak. This is a

OMG. BM-speak. This is a 40-year-old woman who's whiter than white. "So, like, me an' my boooooiiiizzzzz...we goin' up the skate park afta' schoo...aaah-ight? That'll be hella dope."

Yo, chick, you were raised in the 'burbs. You went to Vanilla High. Stop trying to be street. The had the skids doing it all the time too. "Yo, homes...we be illin', yo."

And for GOD'S SAKE...STOP with the duck face!

Thank God we don't have to deal with this freak anymore. Want to lose your appetite? Have a skid come home from school and show you a picture of himself, his brother, BM and her hubby all doing duck face.

Barf! Barf!

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Don't wrestle with a pig. You only end up getting dirty and besides, the pig likes it.

I wish I were a unicorn so I could stab all the fucktards with my head.

sanecatlady's picture

VANILLA HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VANILLA HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

That is as bad as SS's BM calling herself Care Bear.

GhostWhoCooksDinner's picture

Care Bear? Jesus H.

Care Bear? Jesus H.

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Don't wrestle with a pig. You only end up getting dirty and besides, the pig likes it.

I wish I were a unicorn so I could stab all the fucktards with my head.

Ninji's picture

Is that her spirit animal

Is that her spirit animal Smiling

sanecatlady's picture

She wishes. I just hope she

She wishes. I just hope she doesn't do the Care Bear Stare!

anniegetyourdrinkon's picture

I think bm needs to get with

I think bm needs to get with my xh lol. I've seen my xh pof profile picture, its him doing a duckface with some sort of snapchat filter...smh....

FruitSalad704's picture

LMAOOOOOOOOO! My eyes are

LMAOOOOOOOOO! My eyes are tearing up from laughing so much at your post. It's, like, dope, yo!

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More cowbell. We need more cowbell.

Never push a crazy bitch to the point where she no longer fears her actions.

Sometimes I wrestle with my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.

classyNJ's picture

SS14 will try to tell a story

SS14 will try to tell a story but every other word is "like". DH and I can't stand that so we just start saying like, like, like every time he says like. Takes him a long time to get the story out.

I work with a 30 something lady who says like all the time. Our boss finally told her its unprofessional and the customers are complaining.

sanecatlady's picture

I have subbed um with the

I have subbed um with the word like and "things of that nature". I have had to just slow down and pause so I can form words. I don't want to get on people's nerves!

FruitSalad704's picture

Years ago I had to transcribe

Years ago I had to transcribe the recorded statement of a 16 y/o girl. Every.other.word.was.LIKE. I was ready to scream by the time I got to the end of it. I had to go on a 3-day bender to get the word "like" out of my, like, head. KnowwhatImean?

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More cowbell. We need more cowbell.

Never push a crazy bitch to the point where she no longer fears her actions.

Sometimes I wrestle with my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.

TwoOfUs's picture

Oh yeah. Ya'll are

Oh yeah. Ya'll are "triggering" me with a bunch more words I despise coming from SDs lips. I almost forgot "Boyz" and "Bruh"

sanecatlady's picture

bruh - Yuck, SS says this

bruh - Yuck, SS says this too!

AJanie's picture

SS says bruh. Disgusting.

SS says bruh. Disgusting. BM's mid 30's boyfriend who dresses and acts like Justin Bieber loves to say bruh - that is where he got it.

SD says literally, literally every 5 seconds.

imaSmom's picture

Bruh has been banned from my

Bruh has been banned from my household. I hate it. That and "ard".

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sanecatlady's picture

Ard?!

Ard?!

anniegetyourdrinkon's picture

My xh is a 41 year old middle

My xh is a 41 year old middle class man who still frequently still uses the Snoop Dog izzle lingo. The fo shizzle type stuff. He also says bae,on fleek, cray cray, homies, boiz, etc.... He's a 41 year old white man, he sounds like an idiot. Even the kids tell him to stop.

DirtyDiane's picture

Good lord that must embarrass

Good lord that must embarrass the crap out of the kids.

anniegetyourdrinkon's picture

It really does. My teens

It really does. My teens don't even talk or text like that. They hate it when their dad does it.

sanecatlady's picture

If my 41 year old DH ever

Barf!

If my 41 year old DH ever talked like that other than in a joking manner I would throat punch him.

TwoOfUs's picture

Oh yeah. Bae used to be big

Oh yeah.

Bae used to be big w/SD but she's dropped thank Dog.

Cray still comes out from time to time.

And...I forgot! "Bish" for "B****"

Lovely.

Just J's picture

I HATE the word Bae! It's so

I HATE the word Bae! It's so stupid!!! Is it that much harder to just say BABE?!

imaSmom's picture

But bae is short for "before

But bae is short for "before anyone else" haha! I thought it was babe too but apparently, I was wrong.

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DaizyDuke's picture

I love the meme "Bae?? I

I love the meme "Bae?? I don't have a Bae, I don't speak Section 8"

and I almost forgot about fleek. "My eyebrows are on fleek".

No. Just no.

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LadyFace's picture

My skids say it all. I tried

My skids say it all. I tried not to let it drive me too crazy considering how cool beans I was wiggin out with with my totally rad dudes and dudettes. Why ya gotta be harshin my mellow gnarly lady? What's your damage? Cool

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ESMOD's picture

Cash me outside... how bow

Cash me outside... how bow dah

My SD's weren't all that bad though I did with all seriousness ask my YSD WTH "FLEEK" meant and why did it apply to eyebrows!

Actually, my YSD is dating a guy and I hate the tone of his voice. It's just a bit grating... semi nasally semi pretentious.. not sure how to describe it.

Gimlet's picture

Can you explain "fleek" to

Can you explain "fleek" to me, because I have no idea?

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ESMOD's picture

They couldn't give me the

They couldn't give me the origin of the word. I think it means looking really good.

On point = on fleek.

Just J's picture

My daughter hates when I say

My daughter hates when I say on fleek . I think it's a stupid expression but I like to annoy her by using it. It's a quick way to get her to leave the room if I need it.

Gimlet's picture

What's this talking thing of

What's this talking thing of which you speak? You mean actual words? Eye-wink

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momjeans's picture

Oh geez. The few times my

Oh geez.

The few times my (now adult) son pulled this lingo I did a few things: I either reciprocated this lingo, loudly and in public, which embarressed the holy hell out of him, or informed him that mirroring Justin Bieber speak probably wouldn't go over well with the ladies, or reminded him of his HOA whitebread living existence and to quit acting-a-fool.

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Lit'l Bit's picture

I don't know just a saying in

I don't know just a saying in my area?? when the kids answer the phone they answer "What Happened" drives me crazy because I only use that phase when asking about in accident or some incident?

sanecatlady's picture

What happened??

What happened??

Lit'l Bit's picture

The skunk won the cash in the

The skunk won the cash in the Bingo hall.

Justkeepsteppin's picture

My ex always answered the

My ex always answered the phone "hellur" in a weird slurring voice instead of hello. It drove me nuts. DS did it to me twice and I told him that if he couldn't answer the phone properly I was shutting it off. He never did it again.

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Is_What_It_Is's picture

Yessss!! It drives me up the

Yessss!! It drives me up the flipping wall!

One of them starts every sentence with a "weeeellllll" and uses "like" as every third word. I once counted 127 "likes" in a 7 minute conversation with her dad. And the other is super nasally and just does not pronunciate - sounds like she has a mouth full of S%&t. I have to walk away.... far away....

Justkeepsteppin's picture

Good grief, and DH told me it

Good grief, and DH told me it was petty to get so annoyed when people use hubby instead of husband all the time. Laughing out loud

I couldn't deal with hearing half the words you all mentioned. Reading it was traumatizing enough!

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Hey, look. "Es-ca-pay". I wonder what that means? That's funny, it's spelled just like the word "escape."

sanecatlady's picture

I don't really like people

I don't really like people saying hubby either in public. I guess typing it out is fine. Or if they say IDK or IRL or LOL when talking. That is just weird.

Stepped in what momma's picture

I have a few younger friends

I have a few younger friends that talk with vocal fry in conjunction with the word like, and UM inserted in as many places of a sentence as possible. Ummm, it like makes me like, want to slap the shi* out of them. Sticking out tongue

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Peridwen's picture

SD11 is CONSTANTLY talking,

SD11 is CONSTANTLY talking, and she can take an HOUR to say 'I saw Nana today' because her statement is always full of "Hey Peri, guess what? Guess who I saw. You know how I told you about that thing three weeks ago with the other thing? Guess how much I'm excited to tell you...*55 minutes of the exact same words rearranged in new order*...so can you guess what I'm about to tell you? The thing is that I totally saw Nana today! You didn't guess, haha!"

I want to pierce my own eardrums just to make it stop!

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moving_on's picture

This is my DD10. I swear she

This is my DD10. I swear she will make a great manager someday. She can make one sentence turn into a 15 minute convo.

And no offense to good managers, I just had one at a previous job that loved to drag things out.

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Acratopotes's picture

I never allowed it, not slang

I never allowed it, not slang nothing, if Deigma started telling a story I would stop him and say...

Speak correctly , formulate your story ahead and get to the point.... slang and mixed languages, I simply said, Pardon me are you stupid? I do not care how he talk to his friends, but in my house... different story

Aergia.... I will simply tell her, your language young lady and no need to scream over the phone, neighbors are not interested in your disgusting language...

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TwoOfUs's picture

Oh yes. The loudness, too.

Oh yes. The loudness, too. She gets excited about something with her brother or her friends and she's literally yelling...

So weird.

TwoOfUs's picture

Oh yes. The loudness, too.

Oh yes. The loudness, too. She gets excited about something with her brother or her friends and she's literally yelling...

So weird.

TwoOfUs's picture

Oh yes. The loudness, too.

Oh yes. The loudness, too. She gets excited about something with her brother or her friends and she's literally yelling...

So weird.

TwoOfUs's picture

Oh yes. The loudness, too.

Oh yes. The loudness, too. She gets excited about something with her brother or her friends and she's literally yelling...

So weird.

Acratopotes's picture

it's to get center of

it's to get center of attention.... nothing more..

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ChiefGrownup's picture

My sd17 does this thing where

My sd17 does this thing where if the answer to something is "yes" she says in a very short, clipped fashion, "yih." It's almost not even a fully formed syllable. She will even type it as "ye" when responding via text.

It's her way of letting you know you don't deserve as much of her time as it takes to say a real word mixed with 'i'm-so-cool.

Very irritating.

She tried a lot of words to be obsessed with over the years. When I met her at 12 the word was "donkey." Everything and everyone was donkey. Does that get old real fast? Yih.

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bitsnpieces15's picture

Yup! All 3 say stuff that

Yup! All 3 say stuff that grates on nerves. SS will exaggerate like his mom though!