Mezamashi TV broadcasted a segment on the lastest ‘gyaru’ (gal) language. If you’re not familiar, gyaru are the sort of schoolgirls who hang out in Shibuya or Harajuku, dress in the latest fashion and speak in a sort of code.
Here’s the three slang words I remember:
The original’s just as easy, ladies.
Comes from “moritsukeru” to decorate.
I hear that a large percentage of schoolkids get really stressed about “shikame”.
At any rate, remembering these is one thing, but using them is another, so remember this: if an “oyaji” (middle-aged guy) like me uses gyaru-go, he’s ostracized by his daughters and subjected to the ”uzai” label for all time. :-)