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Phew. No easy, that one. With all that Whatsapp newspeakwrite which is mostly consisting of smileys and emoticons, older semesters like me are often overcharged. I tell you my daughter is writing a new language, and together with that Swiss German which includes a pseudo-balcanese accent my stepson utters now and which is so cool to them, at least for the males (supposed to sound tough), it's a combination that can often drive me nuts.


I mean, WE also had a youth slang, but it was at least halfway understandable for our parents, but nowadays it's like being on a TV quiz where one has to guess which word means what.


Ok, we had it a lot easier. Boy let hair grow, and he was the star of the pals in school and the focus of anger for the grown-ups. And if that now sexually undefineable biological existence listened to Black Sabbath's "Oh noooooooooo.......!" it was outright crazy or a criminal druggie starting its career.


Today's youth can do what they want, dress and behave like Ciley Myrus or Marilyn Manson (Cool combination btw.), eat only junk food, smoke dope in the bus or train and scream OMG with 120 decibels in their iShit in public transport endlessly - nobody notices anymore. What a frustrating life for the youth NOT to be noticed negatively and REALLY show the world that they are DIFFERENT from their parents ;-)


Which they aren't.


But they haven't noticed that yet. Takes a while.


I wait for the day when they start to invent new guttural sounds for 3 (e), @ and # for example. Or for ▒▓ :-)


Tubularsock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 6:51pm
Wow SEF, speaking emoticon takes a talent for sure. It's all Greek to Tubularsock.
Tubularsock agrees that with all these gender types, and all the newspeakwrite Tubularsock is very glad he isn't young, in age at least.
But ...... this too will pass. But cool will always be cool but only different than before. Yet cool evermore.
But ...... Don't look back! There is only now.
Stone-Eater Added Jan 5, 2018 - 6:56pm
I'm not looking back too much, I am most amused LOL. After all, the time to come is shorter than the one which passed, and thinking too much about that may be dangerous for my health :-)
Michael B. Added Jan 5, 2018 - 7:11pm
No matter how they "code" it, kids will always think they're smarter than their parents, which we know is often not the case...especially when a parent "wrote the book" on whatever shit their progeny are trying to pull on them, lol.
opher goodwin Added Jan 6, 2018 - 7:05am
Stone - That's heavy, man, far out! Real groovy!
Stone-Eater Added Jan 6, 2018 - 9:02am
Stone-Eater Added Jan 6, 2018 - 9:04am
Just wanted to write neither about Africa nor rant against the US LOL
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 6, 2018 - 9:16am
I seem to recall my parents saying the same thing. Oh it is so much worse today then it ever was and so on. But as time marched on and we had our children, I noticed that parents were saying how much worse it is today compared to when we were kids. Go figure! 
(and yes we do turn into our parents, not in all ways but in many)
opher goodwin Added Jan 6, 2018 - 11:15am
Stone - I know - you did that!
Bill H. Added Jan 6, 2018 - 12:21pm
Maybe we're going back to using pictographs. It may be an improvement based on the spelling talents of many these days.
Next there will be smoke signal and Morse code apps for smartphones, as the masses have moved to texting from voice communication.
George N Romey Added Jan 6, 2018 - 1:38pm
Back in my day we thought our parents (us Baby Boomers, them Great Depression/WW2) were not hip.  They believed in savings over credit, family over fads, loyalty to an employer and vice versa, never living life large.  Suddenly these many years later somehow their values are back in vogue and we wonder how did we get to a credit card infused, job jumping, no loyalty, spending mass time, energy and money on the last craze mentality. 
Stone-Eater Added Jan 7, 2018 - 5:38am
Each generation repeats that opinion....
Stone-Eater Added Jan 7, 2018 - 5:39am
Right. Trump leads the way for that....
Stone-Eater Added Jan 7, 2018 - 5:40am
Our parents were right. But then they didn't have the choices we had. And our kids might have the conditions our parents had....
Jeff Michka Added Jan 7, 2018 - 6:33pm
Tubularsock sez: It's all Greek to Tubularsock.-Wow, so, like me you speak every language in the World save Greek.  Have someone ask you to say something in Arabic.  Answer truthfully: "I don't know. Arabic is all Greek to me."
Jeff Michka Added Jan 7, 2018 - 6:36pm
Geo Romey, in another fit of nostalgia sez: Suddenly these many years later somehow their values are back in vogue and we wonder how did we get to a credit card infused, job jumping, no loyalty, spending mass time, energy and money on the last craze mentality.-Maybe things didn't change, Geo...you did.
Stone-Eater Added Jan 7, 2018 - 6:37pm
Tubularsock Added Jan 7, 2018 - 7:02pm
To Jeff, cheers ..... Tubularsock
جيف كنت دائما محاولة لاختبار توبولارسوك
لكن ثق ب (توبولارسوك) في هذا
توبولارسوك) يعرف كل شيء)
Stone-Eater Added Jan 9, 2018 - 2:25pm
O doro gị anya ?
Tubularsock Added Jan 9, 2018 - 7:45pm
SEF, Λοιπόν, όπως είπε ο Tubularsock, είναι όλα τα Ελληνικά μου!
Shane Laing Added Jan 10, 2018 - 4:13am
I was asked by the daughter of a neighbour to check her CV as she had sent many out and had not one reply to her job applications.  I was stunned when I saw that it was mostly text speak.  Oh the "youffs" of today.
Stone-Eater Added Jan 10, 2018 - 6:15am
As long as the CV doesn't contain smileys or emoticons that's ok LOL

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