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It ain't easy keeping up with how the kids talk these days, with their slang and their "abbreves" and, most insidiously, their emoji. How are parents expected to keep up with their teens' wordless correspondences?

Well, leave it to Washington state reporter John Hopperstand, youth culture correspondent, to dig in to what the teens are saying. Um, a lot of it is wrong.

Let's break it down.

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This could mean "I HOPE YOU DIE IN A FIRE."
This could mean "I HOPE YOU DIE IN A FIRE."
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This could mean "DRUGS!"
This could mean "DRUGS!"
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"Hop on over to my place"? (Who's gonna break it to him that it means "white supremacy"?)
"Hop on over to my place"? (Who's gonna break it to him that it means "white supremacy"?)
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And this is, uh, "send nudes."
And this is, uh, "send nudes."
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Teens are absolutely roasting this brave attempt to crack their secret code.

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While off-base, this newsman gave the youths some hot new lingo.

When it comes to emoji, grownups, there's no need to think too hard.