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What are your favorite slang words?
Which ones are overused?
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Only one comes to mind and it’s “Cool”. That one has been around FOREVER and everyone still uses it.
B.C. that one is the first I thought of…cool! On one hand it seems so old and really NOT cool to use it anymore 🙂 But, as you say everyone is still using it.
Wench. Without a doubt. I come from an area called the Black Country in the West Midlands area of England and ‘wench’ is not considered an insult as in ‘serving wench’ but more of an endearing word, as my Nan used to say to my sister when she wore a nice dress: “Ooh me wench, you look lovely!”
Overused words from the younger generation: Like & propper. ‘It was like so cool the other day…’ or ‘That jacket is like propper good!’ Grrr.
É engraçado, a minha filha caçoa quando digo, vermelha igual um perú, ou surdo que nem uma pedra. Ela diz porque você não fala só vermelha? Ou só surdo? O pior é que nem percebo como falo.
(The word which can mean just about anything depending on the emphasis, voice modulation, and duration of the word.)
‘sup is awfully popular, or what’s up – which, depending on who you ask, may merit a sarcastic answer related to the ceiling or sky.
How’s it going could also be considered slang, and its certainly used quite often.
I feel stuck in the 60’s but I still say “cool,” and sometimes even sink to “far out.”
All slang terms for money, which includes bones, bread, paper, fat stacks, cheddar, and whatever else I missed
We have a new one here in New Zealand , rising from the earthquake.
“Munted” meaning destroyed, out of commision. Many buildings and businesses are munted.
Regards Phillipa from shakey Christchurch NZ
I love “boss”, probably from seeing Stand By Me so many times. Though it’s hardly been used in decades.
Here in Dubai, I still hear “boss” a lot and guilty of using it too 😀
I think the phrase, “that’s what she said,” is overused.
If someone is playing jokes on me the slang word I use for them is “GUNKY”. An old Bill Cosby word…
Oh another slang word is DANG – HA
I love the slang I’ve picked up in online fandom:
fic for story
squeee! for excitement and excited utterances
made of win seems self explanatory
for more, see the glossary at fanlore:
I like dude. I know I know that is going too far back.
I posted mine already. Come ck it out.
I don’t speak slang.. at least not that I know of
“bite me” – I ended my retirement speech with this slang phrase. It seemed to me the proper response from a New York State 2007 English Educator of the year – after 22 years in the classroom. Quite liberating to be sure.
Overused: “amazing” – I’ve heard this expression used to describe everything from the mundane to the truly spectacular thereby weakening its power – alas.
I wrote a blog post about it..
+ LOL xD
I don’t really use/like slang words. I don’t think I can write a post on it… 😦
so why write at all?
“Absolutely” is way overused by way of a one word response
Oh joy, the opportunity to expose my lexicon of slang except I try very hard not to use any. Bummer, there you go!
I’m not very familiar with UK and US slangs, but “Wow” is a word I use a lot. It works in all languages. The most overused word is “awesome”. The most annoying is to hear “you know” after every few words.
Does anyone say bitchin’ anymore?
It meant something great when I was a kid.
In Mumbai they use the word “a hero” which says do not act smart. When u do not respond then also it is used to shout.
I don’t think I have a favorite but I don’t like “ill”, “illest”, “sick” or anything that has something negative or makes me feel like throwing up turned good.
mine is an existing slash self-created word: ‘scrapidoey’
it’s for crap, scrap (die, finish) and oh no!
Living in Hawai’i for the past 8 years, some pidgin has seamlessly entered into my lexicon. “mean, eh?” comes to mind.
But I love that I grew up in the inner city of Chicago and left there in ’95. So a lot of my slang is anachronistically tied to that era. I still use “Homie” and “Bet” quite often. I like to imagine some paleolinguist will record the way I talk, the last living member of a dead language! Say it with me Trugernanner “Aw, shucky ducky nah!”
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