On the lash with the lads and off to do a TC, total shants, but YOLO.

If that grinds on your nerves like fingernails clawing a chalkboard then you're not alone. It's known as lad language, banter, uni chat, etc. And yes, it's pretty annoying.

Yeah we're probably all guilty of saying LOL in real life as opposed to just in a text, but hey, it's all gravy.

We won't be attempting to decipher these obscurities of the English language, but we've decided to gather them all under one tiny straw-thatched roof so you can toss them around like edamame beans (ref: Beyonce's GQ interview) when you feel the need to connect with your inner "lad/ladette" or join in with the shanter (shit banter).

Oh, yes, and we did have to check the spelling of "ladette" as it's not a word we deploy often. Luckily, Canterbury student @hamzjah was on hand to clarify:

Burning question of the day: does ladette have two ds?

No. The whole point is to incorporate the whole 'lad' into a female equivalent, therefore 1 'd' makes sense.

Also, there was a tv show a few years ago which used 1 d (Ladette to Lady) Hope that solves your burning question of the day!

If you'd like to submit your own suggestion, head over to Twitter and tweet us (duh) @HPUKStudents or post it on our Facey B wall.

On second thoughts, Facey B, is definitely going in the list.

Anywho, here's what we came up with:

Shanter (shit banter)
For the lads
TC (tactical chunder)
All aboard the banter bus
Facey B
Gusting (shit chat)

Here's what you came up with:

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  • Surena Chande

    @HPUKStudents 'bants' and 'banter'

  • Jack Rivlin

    @HPUKStudents "stinky chat"

  • Even we Googled this one

    (big name on campus)

  • Holly Hunter

    @HPUKStudents Down it

  • Holly Hunter

    @HPUKStudents 'Down it fresher' is definitely worse

  • Surena Chande

    @HPUKStudents and one for Freshers week initiations 'Spillage equals lickage'

  • Surena Chande

    @HPUKStudents this is also the one phrase you'll probably hear the most at uni 'sorry, mate, I can't. I'm skint'

  • Joanna

    @HPUKStudents chunder chart

  • Alasdair Drennan

    @HPUKStudents @theswainviour has started saying 'lel' for an entirely unknown reason.

  • Brogan Driscoll

    Hope this is in the 'phrases I hate' piece. If not can I submit it? RT @HPUKStudents: Burning question of the day: does ladette have two ds?

  • William

    @HPUKStudents "totes" has to be up there.

  • Holly Whittaker

    @Brogan_Driscoll @hpukstudents 'tonight I'm gigging' - I hope you can detect my disgust from here.

  • Holly Whittaker

    @HPUKStudents @Brogan_Driscoll Getting lucky with one of 'rugby boys'