No Slang Zone
I don’t use slang words very much. I’m not a prude but make it a point to communicate intelligently. I don’t mind hearing slang in jokes or to be funny, but in meaningful communication, please refrain.
My adult children, however, and my 20-ish year old co-workers, use slang a lot. The few slang words I despise, and my children know not to use them in front of me, are: “Ma,” (show me respect) “fity’ instead of fifty, (you are smarter than a gangster) and “like.”
“Like” may not be a slang word but it drives me crazy. Using “like” three times in a five word sentence will make me roll my eyes and possibly put my hand on my hip and give a stern look. If its one of my kids, I’d make them repeat the sentence correctly. Fortunately, my kids are trained to use as little slang as possible when talking to me.
My husband, on the other hand, uses slang words to tease me.