21st Century Language

To live in the 21st century, you need to keep up with all that's new, and that includes the ever increasing English vocabulary. I've listed some of them here, from the 2001 Edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary. So next time the minging numpty adultescent upstairs with BDD has a stooshie on his mobey with his cargo-pant wearing ladette girlfriend, you'll know exactly what I mean.

@ (symbol). 'at', used: 1 to indicate cost or rate per unit: 20 items @ 9.99 each. 2 in Internet addresses between the user's name and the domain name: seany@hotmail.co.uk.

ADSL Abbreviation for "asymmetric digital subscriber line", the technology for transmitting digital information over a standard telephone line.

adultescent a middle-aged person whose clothes, interests, and activities are typically associated with youth culture. This is a mix of ADULT + ADOLESCENT

ASP Abbreviation for "application service provider", a company providing Internet access.

at sign. The symbol @.

attachment. a computer file appended to an email.

bladdered - extremely drunk.

body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) Psychological disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with defects in their appearance, which probably are imagined.

burn produce a CD by copying from an original or master.

buzzy (of a place or atmosphere) lively and exciting.

cane use recklessly or without restraint.

cargo pants loose-fitting casual cotton trousers with large pockets halfway down the legs.

cigarette pants women's trousers with straight, narrow legs.

digital divide the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet and those who don't.

duvet day an unscheduled extra day's leave from work, taken to alleviate stress or pressure and sanctioned by the employer.

economy-class syndrome deep-vein thrombosis said to be caused by periods of prolonged sitting on long-haul flights.

garage form of pop music incorporating elements of drum and bass, house music, and soul

GPRS abbreviation for "general packet radio services", a technology for radio transmission of of data, usually between mobile phones and the Internet.

holiday a short period during which the payment of installments, tax, etc. may be suspended.

ladette a young woman who behaves in a boisterously assertive or crude manner and engages in heavy drinking sessions.

microscooter a small two-wheeled foldable aluminium scooter for both children and adults.

minger an unattractive or unpleasant person or thing.

mitch play truant from school.

mobe / mobey) mobile phone.

MP3 a means of compressing a sound sequence into a very small file, used as a way of downloading audio files from the Internet.

must-have an essential or highly desirable item ? adj. essential or highly desirable.

number one, number two, etc. the shortest, or next shortest, etc., cropped men's haircut produced with electric hair clippers.

numpty a stupid person.(mainly used in Scotland)

panino (pl. panini) a sandwich made with a baguette or with Italian bread, typically one that is toasted.

R & B a kind of melodic pop music with soulful vocals.

retail therapy the practice of shopping in order to make you feel happy, if only for a short time.

rip use a program to copy (from a compact disc) on to a computer's hard drive.

shoogly unsteady / wobbly

SSL abbreviation for "Secure Sockets Layer", a computing protocol that ensures the security of data sent via the Internet using encryption methods.

stooshie a row or fracas.

text send a text message to someone.

tweenager / tweenie) a child between the ages of about 10 - 14.

yah an upper-class person.

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