Sep 10, 2009
I have to know. Do any teenagers actually say "freakin'"? I see this word invariably when adults are trying to write teenage parts in their books, but I never said this myself or knew anyone who did. Maybe occasionally in jest, when imitating a parent or something, but never seriously. Which causes me to wonder - where did adult writers get the idea that the inclusion of this word will cause a character to resonate with teen readers?