Teen Speak - Mad

Back to Buzzfeed posts, the word “mad.” 

TeenSpeak_zps9e806523Do not use this.

Rarely will a teenager use this in today’s day and age.

Maybe it happened in the 80s, but not today.

I’m sorry, Buzzfeed post, you are mistaken.*

But, to explain, the Buzzfeed post says “mad” can be used in a sentence such as: “Yo, Sarah is, like, mad chill. She’s one of the coolest chicks I know. I want to ask her to prom.” I’m sorry, but no one says “mad chill” anymore. No one even says “chill” anymore unless telling someone to “Chill out.”

And for that matter, Buzzfeed post, rarely is the term “coolest chick” used anymore, either. Do boys still call girls “chick”? Maybe in other parts of the country/world, but not where I live.

So don’t use any of these debunked words. You’ll be better off without them.

EXCEPTION: I will still occasionally hear someone say “I’ve got mad skills” or some such thing, but that’s a rare teenager.

* Please note: This is all in my experience. So maybe teenagers in Florida or Nebraska say this, but none of the teenagers I know do. After all, words and expressions can change everywhere in the country, but that’s a post for another day.

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