The English language is evolving faster than ever – leaving older Brits literally lost for words, research has revealed.
A detailed study has identified the social media language and mobile messaging terms that perplex millions of parents and which point to a future where emoticons may replace the written word.
Being ‘on fleek’, meaning ‘looking perfect’ is a popular term young kids are using that parents don’t understand, as is ‘bae’ short for baby or meaning ‘Before Anyone Else’.
The phrase, often championed by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, left 90 per cent of parents in the dark.
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