Research + News | Topic: Teen Slang

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.