The 2023 edition of Petit Robert is getting up to date by integrating new words, which are mostly used by young people on a daily basis. The opportunity for parents to understand a little better the language of their teenagers. Details.
The expressions of young people , many parents do not understand them. Often, they tend to scratch their ears, so unpronounceable or simply incomprehensible they seem. Who hasn't already felt like a dinosaur when they heard their decoration talk ? He speaks to you but no, nothing helps: you do not speak the same language or at least not with the same words. At all times, the he youth has had its own language inspired by culture, whether in music or in foreign languages, but now also social networks as for the famous 'tmtc' abbreviated in texting, understand 'yourself you know' . Recently, the 2023 edition of the dictionary the Little Robert has integrated new words into these pages. Words partly used by young people, and which have been popularized in recent years. So if you are parents, and you want to have a clear and understandable discussion with your child again, a little lesson to get up to speed is welcome. Don't panic, it's within everyone's reach, and who knows in the end you too will be able to talk like a 'djeuns'! Follow the leader :
'Gênance', 'go', 'grazer'... These words surely mean something to you, your children have already pronounced them during a discussion without you having 'captured' them. These words are among the new terms that are now found in the dictionary. Most are derived from colloquial language, such as:
You should also know that there are a whole host of other expressions which are said by the youngest and which are not yet listed in the various dictionaries, namely:
Integrate new words into the dictionary, such as Little Robert , does not happen overnight. This requires careful work in advance. 'Robert's teams collect new words from various text corpora, mainly from the media, literature and social networks' , explains the publisher on its website. For these words to be selected, they must meet 3 important criteria: their frequency of use, their distribution on several mediums ' the press, literature, social networks' and finally their sustainability. 'The Petit Robert retains words that last.' Without it, there is little chance that will appear in future dictionaries.
All these expressions and words of young people have a vocation of generational recognition, voluntarily divisive. But by thus becoming standardized and officially recognized, young people are dispossessed of their exclusivity, and no longer have any interest in using them! And when a 'daron' or a 'daronne' even comes to understand them and use them perfectly, it's even a sign that they have become outdated! Moreover, even the French Academy recognizes that 'has-been', in vogue in the 2000s, has become... 'has-been'!Source journaldesfemmes.fr