The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 8, 1959 · Page 7
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-mgamiLBeurs 'WHAT vauKiis PIOPLITHINK' Teenaged Lingo Real Far Gone it . • • but Parents Seldom Get Bugged . . By EUGENE OtLBERf , "Teen-agers," says Brenda Furl(President of the Gilbert Youth man of Duluth, "talk a mixed-up ••; Research Co.) |,jargon because it makes them feel Most of the country's cool ones like important individuals. They are convinced thtft only a slow like feeling superior over some- pole amoeba would get a large thln 8- When they find that adults charge out of pounding the padj" annot understand their language, over anything as scaggy as brain- tnev nave tnis feeling of superiority." Sixteen « year • old Allan Schneider of Philadelphia makes A similar analysis of why teen- ers feel a need for other-world dialogue: "It's a new generation, and it wants to make its mark M an Individual generation." The fact that teen - agers do not want to be totally comprehended by their elders does not mean that they want to be ignored. In fact, quite the opposite. As 17-year-old Joe Greenberg of Cheshire, Conn., explains it, k 'they want to be noticed so they invent a language of their own." There is also an element of youthful rebellion in this occasion food. Bugged by the brown, they yen lo cut out and send him to the dark room of the moon. What kind of talk is this? It's teen-age talk, a weird, mad language with a vocabulary all its own that keens parents guessing. Translated from the original tccn-csc, the opening two sentences mean: Most of the youngsters we contacted in a nationwide survey think only an old fashioned bookworm would find any fun in spending an evening at home with his homework. Angered by anyone so studious, they feel like hauling off and telling him to get lost. Simple, isn't it? Of course not, and no teenager talks like that. But that's the way it would sound if all their zany words and idioms were used together without recourse to regular English. Obscurity, secrecy, confounding the adults are all part of the fun in having a language all their own. WITH P0UNPIN© THE TO cur out FOX A COOi. make an effort at learning one of 'talg from their offspring? < bag" "crud" the world's most obscurantist Ian-1 Most of the teen-agers, 71.5 per'when applied guages, we have compiled a glos-'cent, claim that they do, provided sary of terms and idioms current profanity is kept out. and "old lady," to teachers and U.'s Farm-Home Week to Hear O. B. Jesness Fabricating Fa*ii P(N»y«§ Profftdbit What's the best answer to the farm problem? Integration? Foreign markets? And how will super highways affect Minnesota farmer's? These questions will get a thorough airing during two special cessions of Farm and Home Week, an. 13-16 on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. During the Jan. 14 afternoon program, 0. B. Jesness, retired agricultural economics head, will outline alternative approaches to the problem, Darrell F. Flenup will talk on "Is integration t h e Answer?" nnd Elmer Learn will discuss the question "Can we ent our way out?" Fienup and Learn are both agricultural economists Whether foreign markets n r e nny help will be viewed by Luther SHELL GAME — Shreve jPickreJ, extension economist. Muggins gets some sun at \ The session on super highways Cypress Gardens, Fla., whil- : ! w ill be in the morning, Jan. is, ing away the balmy hours |with Philip M. Rnttp, as opening with a new type of shell speaker. Effect of the new high ils, Rice county farmer whose arm was cut in two by the new nterstate highway there. Also discussing this problem will be Andrew Stotrey, a member of the hree-man Rice coufity commission doing the appraisal work which preceded the land acqulnk ion acquiring for the same highway. in the teen latitudes. It's the Most First, there are the superlatives, My parents object only tn words tliat'arc vulgar and, to the excessive use of any one word," neighbors. game. POTENT STUFF FORT WAYNE, Ind. l/l'l way program on market outlets will be explained by Reynold P Dahl, nnd J. R. Borchert wll May-:discuss its effect on cities. Rnup al hiding behind a language bar-iT"^ a " d ex P ressions to conve yI s f s 17 ' ycar * old Llndn UUter rier. "Lots of grownups," says 15-1 J e bi | ges ^ of the , fbcst of «*• ° * cw 0r ' c " B «- . , , year-old Yvonne Cadoret of New thl "g- For lnstance . lf a youngster | "Mother thinks it sounds very> York City, "don't make an effort f ceived a fi " e ^h for his birth- barbaric," admits a 15- year - oldj to understand teenagers. So the^ day or . graduatl °n. '» would be ft Louis, Mo., E >r, "but Dad; ;be it's a good thing nobody got to'»"d Dnhl are University ngricul Most parents, however, probab-, drink any o[ thal ]30 gnllons of| tural economists while Borchert is lL^n.,1 00 ,r iU K h .-i t - r ° Uble W ' th apple cide! " storcd ln ° rural frull i" * e °8 r °P her ' .„„ _ market near here. The cider ox-j A farmer's viewpoint on new ploded and started a fire that did ' highways with their limitations 01 $5,000 damage. access will be given by John Mcln translations to begin bout censorship. worrying teeners rebel with a language of mor . e . 5 an J ust au fine watch - It^ it's real their own and adults don't even wo " ld the most ' the utmost - terrif cool himself ho™ f« i™ t_ ,,~^.^~~j n, » and just plain jazzy. D. Mark Cutti its real cool. He's real have to try to understand them." For parents who would like to GOOD/YEAR APPLIANCE CLOSE-OUT! We are discontinuing the entire WESTINGHOUSE line of APPLIANCES. . . . DRASTIC REDUCTIONS now to move these BRAND NEW APPLIANCES to make room for an entirely new line! 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Teen-agers seldom leave the i house to attend a lively party. ;They drag off the pad for a real !swinging one. Or they may cut .out for a cool caper. Or simply i ditch the cage for a real ball. Along the way, they are care- iful not to bug the fuzz (i.e. antagonize the police) by riding in a hot drag (stolen car). And, of course, once the party D. Mark Cutting, 16, of Detroit said his parents object only if his language .involves poor manners or poor grammer. How they go about deciphering the grammer_ of the argot, he did not explain." In addition to vulgarity and profanity, some parents draw the line at expressions like "old QUESTIONS ASKED Are thei* any popular expressions that you and your friends use? What are they and what do they mean? Why do you think teenagers have a language of their own? Do you use these expressions at home? Do your parents object to this kind of talk? Are there any particular expressions banned in your home? Also scheduled for special sessions thoughout Farm and Home Week will be meetings on crops, lalrying, sheep, beef and hog production, farm equipment, horli. culture, poultry, beekeeping and forestry. A homemakers program will be held each day during the ivent. For a complete Farm and Home Week program, write the Director of Agricultural Short Courses, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 1 Survey Is Taken of Poisoning Mishaps VANCOUVER W ~ A survey of accidental poisoning cases ha been undertaken for the first tim_ in British Columbia. Dr. J o h i Dean, director of Vancouver General Hospital Poison Control Center, said: "We want to be.able to warn parents of the most likoly circumstances under which poisonings happen." AUSTIN (Minn.) HEftAlD • • .fair* NfeW - Mrs. Karl Hunt makw facis- fof a living. , - fhfi faces are pap6t and paste masks w h f e h the Jwmt Hoiae- wife turns «ut f of as m tt e h as • $250 each fof television end movies. She began making them— mostly of public oe fictional fig. urea — after studying Greek and Roman t h e a t f S c a 1 masks in school. Postage Goes Up but Stamps Aren't There GRANTS, N. M. Ml ~ When postage went up in price, there were red faces at the Grants Post Office. The new supply of four-cent stamps didn't arrive for first-day use. HEARSE SCORES CHATHAM. Va. Ml - A beans stole the show at a festive parade here. It was n horse drawn vehicle, vintage of the 1880's, a collector's item of Kenneth Scott. Most citizens had never seen one. RECTAL ITCH If pile irritation! keep you awake at night, It you cannot Hand, sjt or He down (n comfort, try' toothing tcientlfic- ally medicated 600 OINTMENT. At your druggist. . , To give fluids or not to give begins no real rool daddy would, fluids is the important decision be caught shuffling with an out to j which frequently confronts indivi- lunch, a blue moon, a dragger, a duals giving emergency treatment bird or a dad, which means nOjin industry to accident victims, red blooded American boy or girl i Ordinarily, it is unnecessary for Care Required in Fluid Intake After Accident By DR. EDWIN P. JORDAN igive fluids when there is an ap wants to dance with someone who is behind the times. those administering first aid to become unduly concerned with Naturally, they would prefer the fluid intake if the victim re- car, a pearl, a neat beat, a ceives medical care wUhin a rea- ..sal deep or similar synoyms for sonable time — usually one half j someone who is relatively alive hour after the injury. The time : and up to date. element will vary with the indivi- Those who fail to fit into this'dual and the nature of the injury. parent abdominal injury. Take it easy, do not force the patient > to consume great quantities or fluids at one time. Encourage the patient to take several sips of the fluid to see that all will go well.! If first attempts are successful, i allow the patient to consume one I third to one half glass of fluid.! Thirst frequently accompanies! a loss of large amounts of blood • and patient's requests for fluid may i be frequent. A half glass of water' . . every quarter hour is adequate in j category are far out, way out,! However, persons who have suf- most cases. Special precautions:' I never-never odd balls who just fered burns in excess of 10 per i are recommended when accommo- i can't mix with the group. Wall; cent of the body surface; those dating the fluid intake requests of; flowers, they used to be called,! suffering from extreme hemor- patients who have suffered cases j before teen-agers combed the jazz rhage conditions or cases involv- of extreme burns, because they j jmen's idiom for suitable expres-;ing major bone fractures may re- readily become nauseated and sions of opprobrium. quire immediate supplementary j sometimes can be over flooded In the teen argot, a nice teach- amounts of fluid to prevent or j with water because the kidneys! er is an Aunt Ruthie, an extra,!combat shock. (fail to function properly. ' ! a real doll, a real peach, slick-! Similarly, injuries which result Tepid water — not hot or iced — is recommended for best results. Add one half teaspoon baking soda and one level teaspoon of table salt whenever supplies are available, and a lengthy wait for medical care is anticipated. Use of alcoholic drinks is not recommended for "medicinal purposes", when attempting to supplement body fluid supplies involving loss of blood. Boy Thieves Ask to Be Paid for Time TUCSON, Ariz. UP) -. Two Tu-v! • >* . _ f |chick, while an unpopular teach-i in severe bleeding may make it |er is a gramp, a creep, a glom-; essential that administration of |boy (or girl), a weasel, a wirley fluids begin at once. Do not attempt to force the intake of fluids if the pateint is unconscious or is bird and sick-sick. Homework is brainfood, grind, bookie, pencil pounding or just 'nauseated or vomits, advises the ,plain "ugh." Those who like it, I Minnesota State Medical Associa- jthe bookish ones, are square, har-''' on ' Likewise, it is inadvisable to I vatr «»Yiftr\W*i « «_.__ _ i vey, ameoba, a nose, a brown, a i brownie, or simply the all purpose |"drag," a word that seems to have variety of connotatons. A WIVES (Continued from Page 4) With or without psychological tests, however, employment specialists feel that the wife and the •"•> *•» *'W**t*l'liC*bUJia l f\ *~ ^rag who drags off in a hot drag i spending a few hours with them ion a drag strip would be, of course,'" including some at their home." a bookworm - type who races a' "'" u " —'"—'• ---'—•stolen automobile along a prescib- ed route. Parents Dig It Do parents dig (the meaning here is to tolerate) this kind of offer of a J° b is made "But this is very tricky stuff," remarked a personnel man. "Let's say the wife turns out to wuiiaia jccj uiat me wne tiuu LUC . -..- — family of a candidate should be i son J uvenile s were caught with a given a once-over before a firm stolen Sldew alk racer. Used Singer Zig-Zag Sewing Machine Sews on monograms, buttons, makes buttonholes. Terrific Buy - Easy Termi Sewing Courses Included See it Today SINGER Sewing Center 125 N. Main - HE 3-6915 They admitted stealing the chas- ; sis; ft motor from a lawn mower! to power it; and lumber and paint! to make a body. vicv a sajr me WUC IUI11S UUt VO .... .. ... be spoiled, selfish and luxury-lov- . The y . Q(iihs argued the >' should ing instead of a serene, helpful be rep f d for their time and effort and selfless. Does this mean her i' n . working on the racer - Nothing husband won't turn out to be the I dolngl said d eP"ties. best man for the company? I'd hate to have to estimate the num-' Have TUY nnA Will ber of men who were forced to:" ' WPU ™ m become successful because their iWCOf SfllTie Daily , ... , , I HUNTiNfiTfw w v« im A ger houses, better schools, more «U.H.HWUIUIN, w. va. 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