i don't have a teen. i have a 6yo. but i am going to have a teen before i blink!
so thought i might get a "head's up".
we speak "dude" here. but then i lived at the beach for 14 years before moving to the mountains. i thought that was beach-speak, not everywhere-speak! i am surprised. and yes, we say "dudette" too.
i say "rock on", "groovy" (but then i'm really old
... and sometimes i have even been known to regress and say "gravy" instead
the gay thing.....it's so weird. i'm actually old enough to remember when gay meant happy. NOT a sexual orientation. that came later. so maybe it's evolving to mean the opposite of what it originally meant. or something. but yes, i think its current incarnation of "stupid" or "lame" started by meaning that gay (as in homosexual) is lame. and in that incarnation, i think it's awful. i hope my ds never says that. but he's very defiant and contrary by nature, and might do it just to piss people off, if he hears it spoken that way
has anyone heard "ginormous"?? that's a new one on me. i kind of like it