Students at Glen Innes High School explain their use of words

John Crossley, Blake Hahn, Heidi McCormick, Charlotte Archibald, Charlotte Dunn  (expert interpreters of the language of the young) and Kelly Hammond, teacher at Glen Innes High School.
John Crossley, Blake Hahn, Heidi McCormick, Charlotte Archibald, Charlotte Dunn (expert interpreters of the language of the young) and Kelly Hammond, teacher at Glen Innes High School.

This is Seniors Week – or Seniors Festival as it’s now called.

Throughout New South Wales, there have been events for old people – Seniors.

One of the most interesting was in Glen Innes in New England where teenagers, aged 11 to 16, engaged with older people to explain their argot.

Kids have probably always delighted in secret language that only they understand, but it can be infuriating for grown ups.

As a public service, we decided to interpret.

Or to get them to in this video.

A teenager's guide for grown-ups