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Don’t tell the parents!

Following my recent blog about Emma Thompson urging school kids not to use slang because it makes them sound stupid – I love this blog from aggslanguage, which illustrates the different forms of slang used across Britain, and tries to explain this teenage lexicon to baffled parents.

So, can you decipher this sentence written in my own, teenage Liverpool-speak? (Answers as blog comments please).

‘He’s a total ’ed the balls, lashin’ his spends away like that, he’ll be gettin’ grief off the busies next.’

A language that can only be used between teenagers, and that their parents can’t understand? That’s the whole point, innit?

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