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sexting

sexting  n.— «The teen engages in “sexting,” a term for a kind of text messaging that often involves sending erotic, nude pictures. Young says, “I don’t pose nude, but I do send pictures and get pictures and my brother he...

cutter t-shirt

cutter t-shirt  n.— «Levine recalled a teen patient from a middle-class family. She was wearing what is known as a “cutter t-shirt,” a long-sleeve t-shirt with a hole cut into the end of the sleeve to slip over the thumb and...

Text-Messaging Research

When it comes to text messaging and its effect on English, the linguistic apocalypse is not nigh. Quite the contrary, in fact. Grant talks about some eye-opening research about text-messaging and teen literacy. This is part of a complete episode.

pramface

pramface  n.— «Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the “pramface.”» —“A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention” by Heather Mallick Rabble.ca (Canada) Sept...

piggybacking

piggybacking  n.— «Sometimes schools will have a student start the lesson by driving another student home, a practice known as “piggybacking.” If there is another student in the car, ask where your teen will be driving and...

parachuting

parachuting  n.— «Consequently, they engage in a dangerous practice—known as parachuting—whereby they defecate in plastic (lada) bags and throw them into the large uncovered drains which run through several sections of the community...

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