Work-mandated training courses are undeniably dull, but this one, that police officers in Surrey are being given, might just be more entertaining than most. Officers are being taught 'youth language' – words and phrases that are used by youngsters that seem pretty foreign to anyone not fully 'down with the kids'.
In a lighthearted Facebook post on the Reigate and Banstead Beat Facebook page, an image of a whiteboard containing 12 examples of 'Youth Language' was shared. Tagged with #PoPoEngagement, the list includes such gems as "Beef-ting fam", which apparently means starting an argument. And "Peng" means good/attractive. Rapper Stormzy also made the list, with a helpful note that his name isn't about the weather.
So, youths of today, let this be a warning to you. The police are onto you; your exotic vernacular no longer being a match for them. Well, in Surrey at least. These popo don't want no beef-ting fam with the roadmen, ya hear blud? Now if you'll excuse me I need to wash my mouth out with soap.
Featured image: Facebook/Surrey Police