Skip to comments.Teenage girls so, like, rule English
Posted on 01/08/2006 10:30:02 PM PST by Dundee
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I'm SUUUreee. Like...he really knows. If he like really LISTened, he'd know that it's a rise and a drawn out drop at the EEeend. He's so like...OUT of iiiiiiiiit.
Know your dingbats.
Hmmm...interesting. But I would have guessed that it was the African American hip hop community that contributes more new words and meanings to English than Valley girls. Word...
Female mouth move, not put food in.
Mean much trouble.
"And that this new lingo refers to dressing like streetwalkers is also comforting."
Since they are both insults which tend to keep "fashionable" girls from making those fashion mistakes, it is comforting. I find "muffin tops" especially disgusting.
Should that really be, "verbally adventurous," rather than what the article chose? Poor choice of words.
Forgive my complete ignorance, but what is a "fusion" restaurant?
Ya gotta admit that 'Muffin Top' is a brilliant descriptive phrase. I roflmao when I read it.
The only thing I really don't get? Is how inflection has changed over the years? So every sentence? Sounds like a question? Even when it's not?
You know the sentence construction I'm referring to.
She finally ran out of breath after having said "Then he was like, it's OK with me."
So I asked her, "Well what were you like?"
She stared at me in stunned disbelief.
The question-end isn't a recent thing . . . it's been going on since I was in junior high, and I got out of junior high in 1983.
Me too, lol...
I have to admit, I luv muffins though...
I know it's not recent; I did say "over the years" but it's definitely AFTER my time (I'm 50). I grew up ending declarative sentences with a period, not a question mark. Y'know?
It's certainly more concise than "Six pounds of $#!+ in a five pound sack", but it describes the same phenomenon.
Those 2 terms made me laugh my head off!
LOL! Even a lower primate gets it! ;-)
I think these folks have the mentality of scared little bunny rabbits. Specifically, they're afraid to put their character or reputations on the line by actually declaring something. Instead, they phrase their timid little statement as a question, hoping to build consensus. They feel secure only in a group. I find them pathetic.
a dish has tastes comprised of different ethnicities.
asian and southwest combined for example.
There is nothing sillier than a young teenage girl. They get a little better when they approach 16. Not to say they aren't sweet and cute, just silly.
Notice that number two, with the artificially coloured hair, also has a 'target' on her lower back ...
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