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!
Having a bad attitude.
Someone who is jealous of another person's success. Rather than be happy for them, they point out a flaw in that person.
a sarcastic laugh, or scoff.
1. Someone who tries too hard to be cool. 2. A geek or a dork. 3. Marijuana
hit me on the hip:
Calling someone's cell phone or pager.
Varies in meaning from dating to making out to having sex.
An old, worn out, dilapidated car.
Trashy, foul talking, provocative dressing, loud, appearing confident but ignorant. Usually refers to women.
To become enraged, loose one's temper and possibly violent. Refers to the cartoon character the Incredible Hulk.