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Lingo lexicon

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With such an amazing array of communication devices, chatting to your peers should be
easy, right? Depending on your grasp of technology, and the lingo that comes with each new platform, sometimes it may not feel thatway. Keep our USQ lingo lexicon handy and you will have the basics to join any conversation!

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  1. 1. Welcome to USQ O-Week! As fast as new communication platforms develop, so does the vocabulary surrounding them. Over the span of four generations communication devices have become smaller and more mobile. With the introduction of social networks we can connect to each other 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Boomers Gen X Gen Y Amped Pumped Juiced Bad Wicked Sick Bitchin Excellent Cool Chick Betty Boo Daddy-O Dude Bro Boomers Gen X Gen Y Doofus Barney Tool Gnarly Radical Sweet Spunk Baldwin Hottie Square Geek Nerd Yuppie Trendy Hipster 1963 1982 201020041993 200719841976 1995 Push button phone Internet Apple iPad Face- book First SMS Apple iPhone First mobile Personal computer DVD B4N.....Bye For Now BTW....By The Way BFF......Best Friends Forever BRB.....Be Right Back GR8.....Great ILY.......I Love You IRL.......In Real Life JK........Just Kidding L8R......Later LOL.....Laughing Out Loud OMG...Oh My God POV....Point Of View TTYL...Talk To You Later TMI.....Too Much Information English Spanish Italian German Japanese Hello Hola Ciào Hallo Konnichi Wa Goodbye Adiós Arrivederci Auf Wiedersehen Sayonara Book Libro Registrare Buchen Bukku Thank You Gracias Grazie Danke Arigatou How are you? Como estás? Come sta? Wie geht’s? Ogenki desu ka? No doubt you’re prepared for the upcoming semester, with everything from your favourite stationery and laptop through to your internet-enabled smartphone and tablet. With such an amazing array of communication devices, chatting to your peers should be easy, right? Depending on your grasp of technology, and the lingo that comes with each new platform, sometimes it may not feel that way. Keep our USQ lingo lexicon handy and you will have the basics to join any conversation! Lingo Lexicon Now that you know the lingo, let’s get the conversations started! Visit USQ on our social media platforms to discuss your O-Week experiences. #usqoweek Generationgap Textlanguage Thelatestlingo Texting shorthand can seem like a language in itself The words may be different but the subject matter stays the same Words currently used by our younger students… Spokenword Same, same but different… language across cultures Gen Z 2003 Gen Y 1984 Gen XBoomers 1965 Cray – crazy, wild, out of the box Da bomb – means the best Jelly – short for being jealous of someone Nailed it – means you did good! Photobomb – to drop into someone’s photo unexpectedly Wig out – means becoming fearful YOLO – acronym for ‘you only live once’! CRICOS: QLD00244B NSW02225M TEQSA: PRV12081 13.3.D 08.2014

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