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Surveying parents of teens on the latest slang
Parents have always been skeptical of how young people talk.
Far out! Groovy! Cheugy! Yassss!
But as the world becomes more digitized and terms are added to the social lexicon by the day, parents are left bewildered by their teens verbiage.
To find out what parents thought of 2023’s slang, Preply surveyed 682 parents of teens (ages 13-18).
1 in 2 parents say they try to keep up with modern slang to keep their teen safe.
Salty (70%), bougie (67%), and sus (62%) are the slang terms a majority of parents know the meaning of, while DTB (4%), pushin’ P (8%) and cheugy (9%) are the least understood.
Nearly 3 in 5 parents say they have Googled a slang term after seeing or hearing their teen use it.
A majority of parents think their teen’s friends (32%), social media (31%) and school (30%) are the main sources of new slang their kid picks up.
- 7 in 10 parents say they allow their teen to use whatever slang they want, as long as it isn’t vulgar.
Take a look at the full report and let me know if you wanna write a story about text slang in 2023?