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  • 15 Slang Words that are often used by College Students

    Slang words refer to words used in informal situations.  College students have their own way of communicating, which adults can find difficult to understand.  These slang words are not the normal part of everyday vocabulary except if you are at college when it becomes an essential way of communicating.  These slang words give the students a sense of belonging and play an important part in their lives whilst they are studying. 

    Unreal means cool or brilliant

    Textbook English                                    This play is brilliant.

    Slang                                                            This play is unreal.

     

    Budge up means move up and make space for me

    Textbook English                                    Please move up so I can sit next to you

    Slang                                                            Budge up so I can sit next to you

     

    Ace means perfection or awesome

    Textbook English                                    This view is awesome.

    Slang                                                            This is ace.

     

    Full of beans means full of life or full of energy

    Textbook English                                    The child is full of energy and is always on the go

    Slang                                                            The child is full of beans

     

    A piece of cake means something is easy to do

    Textbook English                                    This jigsaw puzzle is very easy.

    Slang                                                            This jigsaw is a piece of cake.

     

    Smashing means brilliant

    Textbook English                                    The play was brilliant.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Slang                                                            The play was smashing.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Flog means to sell or get rid of something

    Textbook English                                    I do not want these skis anymore.  I will sell them.

    Slang                                                            I do not want these skis anymore.  I will flog them.

     

    Not my cup of tea means something that is not my scene or I don’t like

    Textbook English                                    I do not like eating curries.

    Slang                                                           Curries are not my cup of tea.

     

    Awesome means brilliant/amazing

    Textbook English                                    Your acting was brilliant tonight.

    Slang                                                           You were awesome tonight.

     

    Hang out means to spend some time together

    Textbook English                                    Let us spent some time together on Saturday

    Slang                                                           Let us hang out on Saturday.

     

    Chill out means to relax or unwind

    Textbook English                                    We should relax on Sunday and read the newspaper.

    Slang                                                            We should chill out on Sunday and read the newspaper.

     

    After-party means informal party after the main event/party

    Textbook                                                     We have a smaller party that starts after the golf game

    Slang                                                            There is an after party starting at midnight tonight at Alex’s house.

     

    All-nighter means staying up all night

    Textbook                                                     John stayed all night to prepare for the exam

    Slang                                                            Annabel, I need a caffeine fix as I did an all-nighter to prepare for the exam today!

     

    B.Y.O.B = Bring your own beer

    Textbook                                                    Bring your own booze/beer

    Slang                                                           Richard is having a B.Y.O.B party on Saturday

     

    Veg out means to relax and do nothing

    Textbook                                                    Since the exams are over I just want to relax and do nothing

    Slang                                                           As the exams are over, we can veg out

     

    Slang plays an important part in the lives of students.  It can be seen as impolite outside of college life but it is an acceptable way of communicating whilst at college.   These slang words can be found on the Internet and social media has increased the usage of these words in part due to mobile phones.  Slang is now a major part of student life.

    Helpful resources to learn slang words:

    http://onlineslangdictionary.com/

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/

    http://www.peevish.co.uk/

     

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