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"Language Quiz: Are You on Fleek? *New York Times article*"


  

          

I got 11/12 i.e. on fleek.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/02/22/upshot/internet-language-quiz.html

Language Quiz: Are You on Fleek?
By WILSON ANDREWS and JOSH KATZ
FEB. 22, 2015

Yolo. Rekt. Bae. Xans. Lordt. Every era has its own version of emerging language, and the new words and phrases of our time tend to spring from the Internet – from emails, texts, tweets and other rapid-fire, written communication.

They’re often acronyms or abbreviations. Some become enduring parts of communication – as O.K., P.S. and R.S.V.P. did, from earlier times – while others flare briefly and then fade.

To get a sense for which of today’s emerging terms are on the rise, which are fading and which may have longevity, Jack Grieve, a linguist at Aston University in England, analyzed almost one billion tweets from the millions of Twitter users within the contiguous United States. Not surprisingly, Mr. Grieve found that “lexical innovators” – those people are in the vanguard of word usage – are overwhelmingly young. More specifically, a disproportionate number are young black women in the South and young white men in the West and North.

Here, we offer a short, 12-question quiz for you to find out how linguistically en vogue you are. Along the way, we’ll give you some details on which words are on the upswing and which words are, as the kids would have said a couple years ago, meh.

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11/12 but I guessed a couple.
Feb 23rd 2015
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12/12 and that was dumb.
Feb 23rd 2015
2
10/12
Feb 23rd 2015
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11/12 and I guessed a lot of them
Feb 23rd 2015
4
9/12. Never been happier to be out of touch
Feb 23rd 2015
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10/12 Slang game, LORDT. You wearin’ joggers?
Feb 23rd 2015
6
boolin gone get somebody kilt
Feb 23rd 2015
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10/12 - 'bruuuh' and 'celfie' got me.
Feb 23rd 2015
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c'mon bruh, is you f'real?
Feb 23rd 2015
15
Wow, twitter can really pinpoint and trace how slang spreads
Feb 23rd 2015
9
11/12. That "tfw" got me.
Feb 23rd 2015
10
TFW when you only 11 out of 12
Feb 23rd 2015
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11/12.
Feb 23rd 2015
11
12/12
Feb 23rd 2015
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10/12, tfw you're asked to define boolin
Feb 23rd 2015
13
11/12 Xans got me. I dont do drugs so......
Feb 23rd 2015
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Celfie and boolin got me. 10/12.
Feb 23rd 2015
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uh. homie researched a billion tweets for dat?
Feb 23rd 2015
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8/12
Feb 24th 2015
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11/12 - celfie got me.
Feb 24th 2015
20

Monkey Genius
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1. "11/12 but I guessed a couple."
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Got tripped up by 'celfie' because 'celfie' is stupid.

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2. "12/12 and that was dumb."
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I had never heard "boolin"
Everything else was super basic.

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3. "10/12"
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10/12
Slang game, LORDT. You wearin’ joggers?

  

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4. "11/12 and I guessed a lot of them"
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I don't even know what the fuck all that was.

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5. "9/12. Never been happier to be out of touch"
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I don't have any idea what these children are talking about.

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6. "10/12 Slang game, LORDT. You wearin’ joggers? "
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I actually had never heard of joggers or tfw....

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7. "boolin gone get somebody kilt"
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it's somehow trendy to be a blood...

you will get your shit lumped talmbout you BickenBackBeeinBool in the wrong place

also: 12/12

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8. "10/12 - 'bruuuh' and 'celfie' got me."
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fuck you.

  

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15. "c'mon bruh, is you f'real?"
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9. "Wow, twitter can really pinpoint and trace how slang spreads"
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That's a really amazing application. Soon we will be able to say "the slang term 'pootynuts' first appeared online on March 31, 2018 and spread across the country like this...."


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10. "11/12. That "tfw" got me. "
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16. "TFW when you only 11 out of 12"
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11. "11/12."
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stupid boolin.

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12. "12/12"
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A lot of that was guessing

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13. "10/12, tfw you're asked to define boolin"
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n/m

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14. "11/12 Xans got me. I dont do drugs so......"
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17. "Celfie and boolin got me. 10/12."
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18. "uh. homie researched a billion tweets for dat?"
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also, think the editor missed this line-

Not surprisingly, Mr. Grieve found that “lexical innovators” – those people are in the vanguard of word usage – are overwhelmingly young.


also, 12/12



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19. "8/12 "
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20. "11/12 - celfie got me."
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