Predictive text creating secret teen language
By Richard Alleyne
Last Updated: 4:43pm GMT 05/02/2008
Forget a dictionary of slang, if you want to know what your kids are talking about then use your mobile phone....
So if you hear your teenager describing something as “book”, then it means it is “cool” - because book is the word that first comes up when you type cool into your phone using predictive text.
If they exclaim “zonino!” then it means “woohoo!” and when they refer to someone’s “nun” they mean their mum.
and shock horror! the OED is thinking of including 'book' in the ACTUAL DICTIONARY!!!
errr.. isn't it in there already?