Word Up, a lexicon and guide to communication in the 21st century by Mark McCrindle, McCrindle Research.

Slanguage Top 5’s

In Word Up we analyse slanguage in Australia and particularly amongst Generation Z. Here’s a summary:


Top 5 Changed Slang words


WORD

BABY BOOMERS

GENERATION Z

Dang

Mighty fine

Disappointment or surprise

Freak

Weirdo

Very skilled or good looking

Bananas

Crazy

Cute or adorable

Dude

Male – usually a friend

Anyone, male or female

LOL

Lots of love

Laugh out loud


Top 5 blended words


WORD

SOURCE / DEFINITION

Chillax

Chill + relax

Confuzzled

Confused + puzzled

Twittersphere

The Twitter world

‘Sup

What’s up – a greeting

Cyberslacking

Using the internet at work for non-work purposes


Top 5 overused slanguage


WORD

DEFINITION

Whatevs

Whatever

Defs

Definitely

Dis

Disrespect

Totes

Totally

Fo’ shiz

For sure

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