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10 Crazy Things Kids Are Saying These Days
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    You know you're a certified tita when you can't understand half of what the kids are saying. As a parent, we try to play it cool, but we're definitely raising an eyebrow when we hear our kids or their friends say words that seem totally alien. And, of course, we want to find out what it means. 

    Youth lingo can be really, really confusing especially when a term is so creative, it goes through up to six degrees of translations. So we're here to help you get with the times...or just to solve your confusion. Here are 10 super creative terms kids are using these days that will make you say, "Taba ng utak!"

    1. Scoobs
    What we thought it meant: Shorthand for scuba diving
    What it actually means: Hell no
    How it got there: Scoobs - Scooby Doo - Great Dane - Dane - Dein - No
    Example: "Are you going to Laboracay?" "Scoobs, bro! Couldn't find business class tickets eh!"

    2. Mom Jeans
    What we thought it meant: Jeans that moms wear
    What it actually means: High and wasted
    How it got there: Mom jeans - high-waisted - high wasted - high and wasted
    Example: "Dude I'm so mom jeans." "What?" "High and wasted, bro."

    3. Gumps
    What we thought it meant: Shorthand for goosebumps...or a disease
    What it actually means: Thanks
    How it got there: Gumps - Forrest Gump - Tom Hanks - T. Hanks - Thanks
    Example: "Heyyy, I love your new hair!" "OMG, guuumps!"

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    4. Carps
    What we thought it meant: Comprehensive Agrarian Reform...or shorthand for carpet
    What it actually means: Are you game?
    How it got there: Carps - Carpet - Rug - RUG - Are you G? - Are you game?
    Example: "Japan next month, carps?"


    5. Pics
    What we thought it meant: Pictures
    What it actually means: I am game.
    How it got there: Pics - Pictures - Images - IMG - I am G - I am game
    Example: "Pool Club tonight with the squad?" "Pics!"

    6. Sharks
    What we thought it meant: Marine animals
    What it actually means: Can I see?
    How it got there: Sharks - Pating - Patingin - Can I see?
    Example: "I swear his six-pack is TDF!" "Sharks?!!"

    7. Starbs
    What we thought it meant: Shorthand for Starbucks
    What it actually means: Copy
    How it got there: Starbs - Starbucks - Coffee - Copy
    Example: "Do you have the new episode of GoT? Starbs naman, oh!"

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    8. Sags
    What we thought it meant: Something that's drooping
    What it actually means: Pilit
    How it got there: Sags - Saging - Banana - Peel it - Pilit
    Example: "Dude, these new terms are so sags!"

    9. Pots
    What we thought it meant: A thing that holds plants
    What it actually means: K.
    How it got there: Pots - Potassium - K
    Example: "I love you." "Pots."

    10. Salt
    What we thought it meant: A condiment
    What it actually means: As in. 
    How it got there: Salt - Asin - As in
    Example: "The youth lingo is soooo confusing." "Salt!"

    This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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