History TotallyRadical / RealLife

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.
28th May '16 5:11:27 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqsbn7hPKL4 This "praise" song]], which is indeed genuine.
28th May '16 5:08:16 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** World Youth Day 2008 took place in Australia, and the attendees got religious text messages on their mobiles. These switched the "you" for a "u" and so on. An article was published about how they were doing it to "speak their language", and quoting "experts" on how the message would be "seen as cool". They somehow didn't get that people use text speak because it's just quicker (and costs less on programs that charge per character).

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** World Youth Day 2008 took place in Australia, and the attendees got religious text messages on their mobiles. These switched the "you" for a "u" and so on. An article was published about how they were doing it to "speak their language", and quoting "experts" on how the message would be "seen as cool". They somehow didn't get that people use text speak because it's just quicker (and costs less on programs that charge per character).
14th May '16 5:11:12 PM Kid
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* As this Webcomic/{{xkcd}} comic [[http://xkcd.com/1083/ shows]], Lots of politicians on Website/{{Twitter}} use textspeak, despite having plenty of characters left.

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* As this Webcomic/{{xkcd}} comic [[http://xkcd.com/1083/ shows]], Lots lots of politicians on Website/{{Twitter}} use textspeak, despite having plenty of characters left.
14th May '16 4:58:11 PM Kid
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*** What? You mean, not that you're connecting via using HTTP via an ISP to a LAMP stack which is running a MMORPG descended from a MUD that liked to call itself a PBBG programmed with PHP and you're connecting to it from a *NIX PC which != M$[[note]]Query: Dual booting aside, can a *NIX PC ''ever'' be M$ these days? There used to be XENIX.[[/note]] after you've read the WSU about event at MIT hoping not to get a 404 reading UTF-8 rather than ASCII or ISO-8859 and the TLA increases as BOINC wants more RAM...[[note]] Try to find a normal teenager-heck, a normal white collar adult- that understood every one of these acronyms. Good luck. [[/note]]

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*** What? You mean, not that you're connecting via using HTTP via an ISP to a LAMP stack which is running a MMORPG descended from a MUD that liked to call itself a PBBG programmed with PHP and you're connecting to it from a *NIX PC which != M$[[note]]Query: Dual booting aside, can a *NIX PC ''ever'' be M$ these days? There used to be XENIX.[[/note]] after you've read the WSU about event at MIT hoping not to get a 404 reading UTF-8 rather than ASCII or ISO-8859 and the TLA increases as BOINC wants more RAM...[[note]] Try to find a normal teenager-heck, teenager--heck, a normal white collar adult- that adult--that understood every one of these acronyms. Good luck. [[/note]]
7th Jan '16 6:58:37 AM LentilSandEater
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*** "Zerg" = "to gang up on someone"? If that someone is [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Hogger]], I guess... Fun activity: Picture a bunch of juvenile StarCraft players "zerging" somebody on the playground! Never mind that "zerg" is more accurately "everybody rush him at once" and "gank" is more accurately "everybody gang up on him".
25th Dec '15 11:55:40 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* While this looks like it might come from the 90s, Creator/CartoonNetwork is actually airing this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZUYEUtOIRg anti-bullying ad]] in ''2013''.

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* While this looks like it might come from the 90s, Creator/CartoonNetwork is actually airing aired this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZUYEUtOIRg anti-bullying ad]] in ''2013''.



* At some [[FleetingDemographicRule award]] show a few years ago, Joan Rivers made a comment about a rapper along the lines of "always getting some bling for him and his crew." *cringe, facepalm*

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* At some [[FleetingDemographicRule award]] show a few years ago, Joan Rivers made a comment about a rapper along the lines of "always getting some bling for him and his crew." *cringe, facepalm*Oops.
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