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Mantis
-11th March 2004, 13:24
Some people here make free use of "teen-speak" but how fluent are you really. Find out here. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3501584.stm) I got 5/10. :(

Gav
-11th March 2004, 13:41
I got 4.

I don't approve of promoting patois - business or otrherwise. What's wrong with speaking plainly? I come from an area rife with burberry-cap-wearers I really wouldn't want to be associated with them in any way. Similarly when I'm at work I sometimes get corporate-speak emaills - I detest that equally.

TAJ83
-11th March 2004, 13:56
Thank God! I only got 2. If I thought I spoke like that, i'd tear off my own arm and beat myself to death with it!

Marcos
-11th March 2004, 14:03
6
bit nuts

Prometheus
-11th March 2004, 14:15
6/10


Howz dat dude!

urgghh:help:

whizzkid1982
-11th March 2004, 14:18
4

quite strange really

frazzled
-11th March 2004, 14:49
Worryingly I got 6 right.

However in my defence, I have a 15 year old son.

Also, I work in healthcare where we often have meetings where we are encouraged to "think outside the box".

Australian
-11th March 2004, 14:58
5 ;)

Rdb811
-11th March 2004, 15:15
5 - all but one in corporate speak

madfencer
-11th March 2004, 15:25
6/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
god help me if i spoke like that!!!!!! no teens speak like THAT!!!!! wot the fuck r they thinkin!!!!!!!!!!! gawd (ok so i sumtimes use that!) help us!!!!!!!!!!
:transport -thatz where the bbc r frm-Planet Zorg!!!!!

Marcos
-11th March 2004, 15:41
Originally posted by madfencer
6/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
god help me if i spoke like that!!!!!! no teens speak like THAT!!!!! wot the fuck r they thinkin!!!!!!!!!!! gawd (ok so i sumtimes use that!) help us!!!!!!!!!!
:transport -thatz where the bbc r frm-Planet Zorg!!!!!

tho some of your posts come close!

UglyBug
-11th March 2004, 18:33
7/10. Hmmm.

Hudson
-11th March 2004, 18:39
only 5 thank god.

Toner
-11th March 2004, 18:44
Eek, I got 5/10! I am 16, an aboslutely no-one from my school talks like that ever! We've got some teen-talk, but not anyway near as obscure as that lot!

Insipiens
-11th March 2004, 18:45
6/10

But its "pushing the envelope" not stretching it.

Some of them were really low-hanging fruit. Surely most of the "teen-speak" ones are American (says Insipiens showing (thankfully - but ungrammatically) his ignorance of all things "teen".

Sarah
-11th March 2004, 19:24
I got 5/10. I have to say that i have never had to decipher these kinds of things before - But then again someone pulled out cockney slang on me yesterday and it went way over my head! I hope the trend doesn't pick up otherwise I can see myself constantly becoming lost in conversations (although this happens a lot in general anyway!) x

randomsabreur
-12th March 2004, 08:19
5/10, about right, in the middle, but I would never use any kind of teen speak, except when I run out of letters in a text and am feeling too stingy to send 2 texts

madfencer
-12th March 2004, 10:03
my posts arentclose 2 that!!!!!!!!! yea a lot of those were american, i know coz my sister lives in america. i knew wot the quotes were i just didnt kno how 2 reply to them!!!! ill try again.

madfencer
-12th March 2004, 10:05
QUOTE]Originally posted by Sarah
I got 5/10. I have to say that i have never had to decipher these kinds of things before - But then again someone pulled out cockney slang on me yesterday and it went way over my head! I hope the trend doesn't pick up otherwise I can see myself constantly becoming lost in conversations (although this happens a lot in general anyway!) x [/QUOTE]
lhey me dadz part cockney so i kno the phrases bt i dont use em, thats jst sad!!!!! i really hope it doesnt catch on coz thatll b awful!

madfencer
-12th March 2004, 10:15
i gave up.

bufc99
-12th March 2004, 10:27
I got 5. I'm 19 but have never heard any of my friends ever speak like that, not even when we were younger (mid-teens). I don't even use txtspk when texting anymore because I've got predictive so I might as well use it.

madfencer
-12th March 2004, 11:51
i use txt spk a lot (u may av noticd!!!) coz itz way quikr n ezyr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bufc99
-12th March 2004, 11:54
I started out by hating T9 predictive as it didn't have any txtspk in it but then I staretd to text the parents and other older friends from work etc. rather than call them as it's cheaper and they couldn't understand me so now I predominantly use full words.

madfencer
-12th March 2004, 12:16
right ok, fair point! gotta go now!

hayleyjade
-12th March 2004, 17:05
OMG!!!!!!! i got 4!!!!!! thought id do better than that!

o well!

devalleassoc
-14th March 2004, 01:39
Dude, I got 7 right. I'm really worried, as I'm too old to get this stuff right!!

Aoife
-14th March 2004, 20:12
I got 4... I was dissapointed, I felt I'd got more :( (not that I wanted to know it, just that I hoped I'd be able to figure some out)

MrWizard
-14th March 2004, 21:46
Aaarrrggghhh!!! 9 out of 10 :o :eek: :confused:

I did guess most of them though, and I'm not the sort of person to use text-speak, but all the same, I'm worried... Thank god the people I work with don't talk like that ;)

Jamie

symon
-14th March 2004, 21:59
oh yeah!!.im well chuffed 8/10:tongue:

indigogecko
-15th March 2004, 11:19
5/10, and most of the ones I got wrong I was debating between 2 answers where my second guess would have been right. *sigh* but that's just sitting there deciphering, not through actually having used any of this stuff. It's sort of common sense.

Ulrika
-17th March 2004, 11:46
"You got 3 right!
0-3: Home worker.....4-7: Keeping it real.....8-10: Dude, have a promotion"


*phew*
;)

gbm
-30th March 2004, 18:46
Damn! 4! Should have got a few more wrong deliberately...

dunastor
-30th March 2004, 20:05
Also 4/10, must be the odds of guessing....

Tihon
-31st March 2004, 05:25
Got 7. Weird.

J_D
-31st March 2004, 09:29
6 out of 10...suprising for an old git!

as for txtspk :shoot:

kingkenny
-31st March 2004, 10:12
ok a bit slow but i got 3 right.
I am only 23 but anyone that spoke like that to me would get "battered like a fish" or be "crusing for a brusing."

See in our day things were so simple to understand.