History TotallyRadical / RealLife

11th May '17 6:38:19 PM LordOfTheSword
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%%** [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/notratched/2590959112/in/pool-badsign This]] could be a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] sign gag.

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%%** ** [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/notratched/2590959112/in/pool-badsign This]] could be a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] sign gag.
1st May '17 9:31:51 AM Torterrafan5676
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* {{ESPN}} sportscaster Stuart Scott's {{catchphrase}}s are littered with these, particularly "Booyah!"

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* {{ESPN}} sportscaster Stuart Scott's {{catchphrase}}s are were littered with these, particularly "Booyah!"
14th Mar '17 10:34:05 PM LTenhet
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* Even white nationalism has jumped on the bandwagon with the alt-right, whose members use memes and dress stylishly. This is also OlderThanTheyThink, as the original fascists in the 20th century were also very image-conscious.
23rd Feb '17 1:45:24 PM DavidDelony
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* Even white nationalism has jumped on the bandwagon with the alt-right, whose members use memes and dress stylishly. This is also OlderThanTheyThink, as the original fascists in the 20th century were also very image-conscious.
7th Jan '17 8:05:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[http://www.netlingo.com/top50/acronyms-for-parents.php?ModPagespeed=noscript The updated list of 50 acronyms]] contains some real corkers. A/S/L is legit, as pointed out, along with J/O. As are 1337 and 420 (the latter a marijuana reference) but both are a little out of place in a list that seems to concern itself mainly with cybersex. The rest seem to be initialisms of quite arbitrary phrases, or else it's slang particular to an individual chat community. Apparently, [[FreudWasRight banana means penis]]. And "kitty" means vagina, obviously a pun on "pussy". Using either is a good way to give your cybersex session [[{{Narm}} that little something extra]].

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** [[http://www.netlingo.com/top50/acronyms-for-parents.php?ModPagespeed=noscript The updated list of 50 acronyms]] contains some real corkers. A/S/L is legit, as pointed out, along with J/O. As are 1337 and 420 (the latter a marijuana reference) but both are a little out of place in a list that seems to concern itself mainly with cybersex. The rest seem to be initialisms of quite arbitrary phrases, or else it's slang particular to an individual chat community. Apparently, [[FreudWasRight banana means penis]].penis. And "kitty" means vagina, obviously a pun on "pussy". Using either is a good way to give your cybersex session [[{{Narm}} that little something extra]].
12th Nov '16 12:43:44 PM ShinyCottonCandy
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* [[http://www.simplecodeworks.com/website.html SiMPLE]], a "kids programming language", ''reeks'' of this trope. From the front page: "Show Me How I Can Use [=SiMPLE=] To Send Totally Private Emails!" Not to mention a constant bashing of C++ on the "More Info" page.

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* [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140720144530/http://www.simplecodeworks.com/website.html SiMPLE]], a "kids programming language", ''reeks'' of this trope. From the front page: "Show Me How I Can Use [=SiMPLE=] To Send Totally Private Emails!" Not to mention a constant bashing of C++ on the "More Info" page.
11th Jun '16 11:25:07 PM HighCrate
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** [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/notratched/2590959112/in/pool-badsign This]] could be a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] sign gag.

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** %%** [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/notratched/2590959112/in/pool-badsign This]] could be a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] sign gag.



* Anti-Drug PSA's, particularly during the late-80's and early-90's, were also infamous for using "hip lingo" and "cool characters" to keep kids off drugs.
** That little gem by "Joey" at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTYXZ0qZZEA this PSA.]]
* A mid-90's Smokey The Bear PSA deliberately averted this trope by showing Smokey watching a video of himself rapping about forest fires, at which he wisely acknowledges that he was trying to be something he wasn't in that video. So he instead decides to say straight up that "Only you can prevent forest fires."



* ObjectiveMinistries is a StealthParody of fundamentalist Christianity; their [[http://objectiveministries.org/zounds/ Zounds! Youth Rock Ministry]] is an equally stealthy parody of this trope, to the point where it was originally posted on this page as a straight example.

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* %%* ObjectiveMinistries is a StealthParody of fundamentalist Christianity; their [[http://objectiveministries.org/zounds/ Zounds! Youth Rock Ministry]] is an equally stealthy parody of this trope, to the point where it was originally posted on this page as a straight example.



* The annotation to [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/issue176.htm this article]] by Creator/{{Seanbaby}} points out an especially lame example from a company pamphlet shilling gamer chairs. His mockery may have even caused the company to pull the dialogue.

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* %%* The annotation to [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/issue176.htm this article]] by Creator/{{Seanbaby}} points out an especially lame example from a company pamphlet shilling gamer chairs. His mockery may have even caused the company to pull the dialogue.



* Articles in magazines trying to explain slang to parents. The words they come up with sometimes...



* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/babbletrish/2828638805/in/set-72157604794697882/ Possibly the strangest example yet.]] The picture is safe for work, and must be viewed because... you wouldn't believe us if we tried to describe it.
* [[http://www.sweetcred.com/ Sweet Cred]] tries to sell ''candy'' and ''rocking horses'' with... outdated ridiculous slang?
* [[http://www.ifanyoneisthirsty.com/#/journey/ This group's]] mascot, Hizzy.

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* %%* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/babbletrish/2828638805/in/set-72157604794697882/ Possibly the strangest example yet.]] The picture is safe for work, and must be viewed because... you wouldn't believe us if we tried to describe it.
* %%* [[http://www.sweetcred.com/ Sweet Cred]] tries to sell ''candy'' and ''rocking horses'' with... outdated ridiculous slang?
* %%* [[http://www.ifanyoneisthirsty.com/#/journey/ This group's]] mascot, Hizzy.



** Later that year, the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway New York City Subway]] began a [[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/nyregion/MTA-targets-manspreading-on-new-york-city-subways.html?_r=0 similar etiquette campaign]], specifically targeting "manspreading" (men, especially young men, slouching with their legs wide apart such that they take up two seats on the train).

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** %%* Later that year, the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway New York City Subway]] began a [[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/nyregion/MTA-targets-manspreading-on-new-york-city-subways.html?_r=0 similar etiquette campaign]], specifically targeting "manspreading" (men, especially young men, slouching with their legs wide apart such that they take up two seats on the train).



* Parents using new slang. Half the time they just use it totally wrong, and the other half they just sound stupid anyway.
* In general, any attempt to connect with a younger generation by using their slang is counterproductive, because part of the reason that slang exists is to ''distinguish'' the younger generation from the preceding ones. An older person trying to use youth slang is already a category mistake. Much better simply to use normal language, rather than trying to pretend to be something you're not.
* Adverts guilty of this trope are documented in the [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] r/fellowkids.
** [[http://imgur.com/Po83WdC This]] homework assignment attempts to make ''WorldWarI'', of all things, TotallyRadical.
8th Jun '16 6:05:32 PM Snowsky
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* R U Lethal?, a driver's ed web show that tries to appeal to high schoolers by using painfully obvious pop culture references (Creator/RobertPattinson's hair, anyone?), features a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy six year old white girl]] that vehemently berates bad drivers using "What's up, my homies?"-style gangsta slang, and refers to Google as "the google".

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* R U Lethal?, a driver's ed web show that tries to appeal to high schoolers by using painfully obvious and/or outdated pop culture references (Creator/RobertPattinson's hair, anyone?), features a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy six year old white girl]] that vehemently berates bad drivers using "What's up, my homies?"-style gangsta slang, and refers to Google as "the google".
28th May '16 5:31:45 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* While this looks like it might come from the 90s, Creator/CartoonNetwork actually aired this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZUYEUtOIRg anti-bullying ad]] in ''2013''.
28th May '16 5:30:02 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** [[http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2014/06/03/hip-hop-church-opens-in-north-carolina/ This church in North Carolina]]. The whole thing.
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