I am going to provide three common situations that Americans at least typically use slang for. Please state your current age, gender, and what slang you used as a teen versus now. I’ll go first:
32 years old, female
- A good or favorable thing or event: then- awesome now- cool
- A bad or unfavorable thing or event: then- sucks or bummer now- sucks
- Something putting you at a disadvantage, or someone taking advantage of your situation: then- screwed now- screwed (usually followed with a preposition such as up, over. back then, the word “royally” was usually included.)
If you can think of any other really common situations that are always replied to with slang rather than with a formal response, feel free to add them to the list.
I am especially interested in dopers who are currently young adults, in which case you would only have a “now”.