I don’t know if all y’all have been following the news about #youthslangappeal. The OED wrote a blog post asking for help “identifying the language used by children and teenagers today”. Hilarity has ensued, and we are all now down with the lingo of the youths. I can inform my teenage child that yeet has been brought to the attention of the OED.

In a column called It’s bare sick that the OED cares how young people speak, Coco Khan (who insists she did not write the headline) introduces me to a word I had not been familiar with: peng. Meaning, evidently, attractive or high-quality, as one might say: these Daumier lithographs are bare peng, innit?


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