Research + News | Topic: Teen Slang
May 5, 2021
What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It
Out of touch? Basic? A new term to describe a certain aesthetic is gaining popularity on TikTok. Read the full article here.
Oct 9, 2020
15 Popular Slang Terms Your Teens Use On TikTok
If you’re new to the app, one quick scroll through TikTok and you’ll likely come across a slew of slang terms that will either make you feel old or out of touch … or both. Read the article here.
Jul 2, 2020
How Gen Z Is Using The Secret Code ‘I Had Pasta Tonight’ As A Cry For Help On Social Media When Depressed Or Suicidal
TikTok users are using secret codes in their videos and captions to convey they are struggling with depression and possibly contemplating suicide. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2020
Internet Acronyms Teens And Predators Know, But Parents Should
Many kids use a variety of acronyms shortcuts when texting — sometimes to keep parents in the dark. Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2019
Google Wants To Finish Your Sentences. That’s A Problem.
Google recently announced it will bring its Smart Compose feature from Gmail over to Google Docs. What will that mean for language? Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2019
200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use – And Parents Need To Know
Police have revealed more than 200 terms teenagers have been using online to communicate – many of which will be unknown to parents. Read the article here.
Dec 14, 2018
How Can Texting Affect Your Teenagers Grammar
TV might have killed the radio star, but is texting killing the art of communication? Read the article here.
May 29, 2017
Sneaky Teen Texting Codes: What They Mean, When To Worry
Columnist Jennifer Jolly has tips on what they mean, when to be alarmed and when not to worry about texting codes. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2016
Call It What You Will: Teens Help Shape Language
With our culture and technology evolving at alarming rates, how is our language keeping up? Read the article here.
Jan 28, 2016
The ‘Get-It’ Gap
Kids want to speak their own language and have their own cultural reference points. We were no different when we were kids, and neither were our parents. Read the rest of the article here.