This indecipherable code-speak (‘sick’ means awesome, ‘DW’ is don’t worry and ‘yolo’ means you only live once) was delivered in an accent I could only place as somewhere between South London, downtown Los Angeles and Kingston, Jamaica.Some will be frustrated, while others will be depressed that their youngsters are conversing in what I can only describe as a clumsy rap-speak derived, variously, from the West Indies, Mumbai, MTV and American reality TV stars the Kardashians.Life as a single person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet moments of solitude.

This leads young people — and some older people too — to pick up the slang and the style in their everyday talk, even though they may be middle-class and not from the inner city.’Professor David Crystal, linguist and author of Wordsmiths And Warriors: The English-language Tourist’s Guide To Britain, adds: ‘Groups and bonding are especially important to teenage girls so, if there is a feature which is perceived to be cool and fashionable, you are almost certainly going to get it spreading like wildfire in that particular age group.Talking to an amazing girl, you’ll have an opportunity to watch different hot things she’ll do specially for you.In a private chat a model will fulfil all your secret fantasies.Mostly, the verbal soundtrack to this journey through the middle-class heartlands of the South East is Estuary English, the formal clipped tones of Received Pronunciation and, perhaps, a smattering of Korean and Polish.Paul Weller admitted he chose private education for his children over the local comprehensive because of the way local teenagers speak.

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