{Lifestyle} Then and Now

Mind your Slanguage

Bruv/Brov/Cuz/sis, for the last couple dayz I have bin hitting up the T-25 like oh maa gawd. You catch ma flow, the exercise is mega dope been sweating pigs.

Do you remember when you were young and were always encouraged to speak proper English (for English speakers) and you would get in trouble with your teacher or parents if you misspelt the words? No? Well I do and I thought it was the most annoying thing ever. Looking back now I appreciate how important that was for my education and my development. In today’s society it is not the same as it used to be back then, back then teachers emphasized the importance of good grammar and I am not saying most don’t currently but its different. Nowadays we are so used to speaking slang that it has become part and parcel of our daily lives.

Let me know how many people know the meaning on the following words:
Brov or Bruv
Mate, Init
Sic, Dope
Mad ,Cray cray

I will admit to using some of the slang words above and for me the scariest part is these have moved past just the spoken lingo but now I am using it to write texts. We have become such a lazy society that we can not be bothered to type it properly. Students are now going to interviews with that slang and you find employers can not understand a word they are saying. In it mate! Then accusing the interviewer of prejudice and discrimination and the person being interviewed is going for a highly skilled and professional job but can not articulate one sentence without slang.

Going to an interview and the only sensible and understandable words from our generation are “yea” and “like” .

I remember a couple years back when my parents and us kids were watching TV together in our family home when my younger siblings started talking in slang, I could barely make sense of what they were saying. My poor parents had no chance of understanding what was going on or what was being said, I barely making heads or tails of the conversation but I think that was the first time I noticed that slang has entered our home. It truly is part and parcel of our daily lives and though might be tough to communicate with older folks I think.

Check out the above mind your slanguage video and check out this post to see how much slang has been integrated into our daily lives.
What slangs to you frequently use?

YOLO anyone??

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  • This is so true. A few years ago I had a World Lit professor that made the entire redo a research paper because too much slang was used. Since then I make it a point not to type slang at all. My younger brother hates that my texts are long and spelled correctly but I don’t wanna chance screwing up when it matters.

  • Mmm I don’t think I use slags… when I do is to make fun of people using them, but I guess that’s because I didn’t grow up in the english slags culture.

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  • I use slang quiet a lot, but only knew one of those 5 words you said. but I don’t agree when you have to be professional to be using slang.

  • I don’t mind slag but there is a fine line between using slang and just being uneducated and using silly words. I’m only 21 and I can’t stand some of the words these kids use and how much slang they use. I don’t speak ‘the Queen’s English’ but common now kids.

    • I do not exactly speak the queen’s English and I tend to mind slang 90% of the conversation is slang as I need slang dictionary to understand lol

  • I don’t think I use many slangs so I don’t really know what to say. hehehehe

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    • Hahahaha, not everyone does but some of us do to an extent.

  • Those who use slang when in an interview are certainly not going to get the position they’re applying for. Companies do have an image to uphold and slang doesn’t fit into that image.

    • I agree but most entitled teens think that it is accetable

  • I work at the local community college and run across student all the time that talk in slang and I am constantly having to ask them to repeat themselves.

    • That must be irritating but that’s most of the youth for you