You may have thought that the language you speak at home would be all you'd need to communicate with your child. If only that were true...there's a whole other language that isn't entirely intuitive. To make it easier for you, below is a tool to help clarify the confusion. (Warning: to be a useful tool, we believe it needs to be authentic...which means that some terms may be offensive. As such, please be careful not to share this section with your child.)
BTW (yes, "by the way"), if you identify either an Instant Message phrase or a Tween Dictionary word, phrase or expression that isn't included, please share it with us below!
An outstanding car. (Refers to the Mercedes-Benz E-class.)
Tact, thoughtfulness or discretion used in electronic environments, such as e-mail, instant messages, posts on blogs or social networks.
1. Eavesdropping 2. Forcing friends to listen to music against their will. 3. Talking to someone with no consideration for their time or their interest in the conversation.
3.5 grams of cocaine or methamphetamine.
1. An adolescent who dresses in tight black clothes, may wear horn-rimmed glasses, has unwashed hair and listens to melancholy music. The term can also be used to describe this genre of music. 2. An emotional or depressed kid.
Sort of a definitive pause, or reconsideration... kind of line "umm..." with a furtive glance.
A person who constantly makes mistakes, repeats mistakes or says things that defy common sense.