ARTICLE - The Sun's guide to the latest teen slang

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ARTICLE - The Sun's guide to the latest teen slang

Post  Vincent Law on Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:25 pm

DO you have loads of totally piff co-dees – or are you more of a hater?

If you don’t have a clue what we’re on about, chances are you aren’t a teenager.

These words are all youth street slang — and they could soon be in the dictionary.

Most Vicky Pollards could tell you co-dee is a friend, piff means good and a hater is a negative person.

Publishers Harper Collins have come up with the list of new words which will mean little to grown-ups but are commonly used by youngsters.

They were submitted by a panel of youngsters aged 14 to 18 and members of social networking site Bebo will vote for the ones they feel should be included in a 30th anniversary edition of the Collins English Dictionary.

Also on the list are “shifted” (to be arrested), “pee” (cash) and “sick” (cool, good). Other possibilities include “breh” (boy), “pinky” (£50) and “fiend” (addict).

Cormac McKeown, head of content at Collins, said: “Teenage slang is notoriously hard to pin down if you rely on the normal channels. Once it has been published, it is already out of date.

“The findings from Bebo will give us the chance to keep track of an exciting part of our language that usually goes unrecorded.”

Other slang words listed include “stunting” (showing off), “mugged” (took the mickey) and “bare” (a lot of).

Collins often update their dictionary with words that originated as slang but have made their way into common speech.

Wags and hoodies both made it in 2007.

So don’t be a hater, it’s sick news for any brehs fiended to bare new words.
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