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

    why is it that all teenagers r finishing their sentence with the word "man" ????anyone know how it came about ??

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    bart simpson lol.

    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"

    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.

    wai ay man! Howay da Toon!

    brother seems another popular one.

    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

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    My teenage stepbrothers say everything is "Well Mint Mate....", or "Cool Mate"

    :giggle:

    my niece and nephew are talking a completely different language i dont understand. i wish it just the man thing.

    My daughter (14 years) cannot complete a sentence without the word 'like' in it!!! :giggle:

    It drives me nuts :w00t:

    The irony of the OP commenting on other people's use of language...:giggle: ;-)

    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

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    g8ina

    I'm old school, and all 3 of our kids speak "proper" English, thank God … 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....

    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!

    shanecr

    well, i think in scotland, if you listen, most 'young folk' either end … 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?")

    I would of said it was a geordie thing, not scottish!

    Admin

    Or Jamaican.....? :giggle:
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