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Valspeak

Valspeak: A variety of US slang which originated at the end of the seventies among teenage girls from the San Fernando valley in California and was later taken up more widely by youngsters in the US. Characterized by frequent repetition of ‘filler’ words (“like” and “totally”), emphasis on a small group of adjectives of approval or disapproval (“awesome”, “rad”),and a dizzy, giggly, schoolgirl style of delivery.