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Holiday Handbook: Browse shopping deals, recipes, tips for gathering safely and more. As part of TODAY's "Teens Tell All" series, we asked adolescents to enlighten the older crowd about all those mysterious terms they throw out when they talk or text. Or "bae," a short word for "babe" or "baby" or, one theory has it, an acronym for Before Anyone Else that you use to call your boyfriend or girlfriend. Of course, teen speak is nothing new: Every generation has had its own language. Teens use coded language as an expression of independence, a way to create an identity separate from their parents and, sometimes, to keep their parents in the dark. Knowing the right words also creates an instant bond for a social group, or "fam," the latest lingo for the inner circle. Because of social media, slang these days gets hot fast and burns out faster. Down in the DM — When someone direct messages you on social media instead of messaging you by phone or talking in person, often with the intent to hook up. High-key — People say high key when they are about to say something they want everyone to know about.
We want as many of our teens as possible to make something that will be on display in the Fairmont T w een Room! In order to keep things fair, we are asking all interested t w eens to submit an application with their idea for a one-of-a-kind piece of art. We want to see what our community can do. All styles of art are welcome from painting classical, modern, pop-art, abstract, etc.