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why does all the young ones end their sentence with "man"

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
why is it that all teenagers r finishing their sentence with the word "man" ????anyone know how it came about ??
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
bart simpson lol.
#2
Everything is starting to become Americanised.... man!

Same as "dude".

Oh and i think Ireland may have started or adopted the "man" thing actually.

IE : "Ye alright there man"
#3
we've been using "man" long before the Americans.
If anything its Irishanisation
There is quite a few alternatives also - boy, lad, boss, chief, mucker, mucks. those are the ones off the top of me heed.
#4
wai ay man! Howay da Toon!

brother seems another popular one.
#5
Thats a glesga thing man

Honestly it says you are in glasgow, so how can you never have seen "Chewin the fat" ???? :?
Its been aboot for years man
[admin]#6
My teenage stepbrothers say everything is "Well Mint Mate....", or "Cool Mate"

:giggle:
#7
my niece and nephew are talking a completely different language i dont understand. i wish it just the man thing.
#8
My daughter (14 years) cannot complete a sentence without the word 'like' in it!!! :giggle:

It drives me nuts :w00t:
#9
The irony of the OP commenting on other people's use of language...:giggle: ;-)
#10
I'm old school, and all 3 of our kids speak "proper" English, thank God !

No-one uses any of the forms mentioned above, and get boddockings if they do, even in jest :)
[admin]#11
g8ina
I'm old school, and all 3 of our kids speak "proper" English, thank God !

No-one uses any of the forms mentioned above, and get boddockings if they do, even in jest :)


You sound like a good parent- my stepbrothers (stepdad's children) are terrible, and their mother doesn't seem to do anything about it, they get spoiled rotten by her- she's a career woman and "doesn't have time" for things like parents evenings- I think her motto is "just throw money at it and it'll go away"......

Having said that, you are very lucky to have well behaved teenagers!!!
I think my sister and I were complete nightmares....
#12
well, i think in scotland, if you listen, most 'young folk' either end each sentence with either eh or ken.
an thats the truth ken.eh.

i mean, who is the ken? i'm not ken. stop calling me ken!
#13
shanecr
well, i think in scotland, if you listen, most 'young folk' either end each sentence with either eh or ken.
an thats the truth ken.eh.

i mean, who is the ken? i'm not ken. stop calling me ken!


I'm fae Abr'deen, so ya can ken fit i sound like. :)

I speak pretty much proper English, mostly due to being surrounded by people at uni that otherwise wouldn't have a clue of understanding me otherwise.

Ken isn't so much a young thing, it's part of the language.

the "eh" thing is glasgow. And that one annoys the hell out of me, "by the way"!


(ken = "know") and is used also for ("you know?")
#14
I would of said it was a geordie thing, not scottish!
[admin]#15
Or Jamaican.....? :giggle:

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