Police learn slang to ‘get down’ with the ‘youth dem’

Police officers in Surrey might soon be able to tell their “beef” from their “GOAT”, after a list of popular slang words was drawn up to help them “engage with younger residents”.

They were joined by officers in Reisgate and Banstead, who pooled their knowledge to create an index of terms, such as “blood”, “ting” and “swear down”. 

Other words featured included “Stormzy” which is defined as “not the weather” but a “popular rapper from Croydon”.

Although these guidelines are meant to be tongue-in-cheek, some people found it useful to read. Tara Fowler described it as “educational” on Facebook. Peter Doyle, wrote: “Excellent, it makes so much more sense now!”

Reigate and Banstead Beat Facebook page then picked it up, before commenting: “Just to make it clear, this is totally a joke! The photo is from our friends at Lancashire Police.”

A Surrey police spokesperson told HuffPost UK: “The whiteboard is for fun and has been borrowed from our colleagues at Lancashire Police.”

The language of the ‘youth dem’ (the youth)

Beef-ting fam = starting an argument

Peng = good/attractive

Bruv = brother/sibling/friend

Blud = brother; associate

Wagwan = greeting; ‘hello, how are you?’

Feds/Popo = police

Goat = Greatest of all time

Swear down = tell the truth

Stormzy = Not the weather but the rapper from Croydon

Roadman = teenager involved in smoking cannabis, no education, acts “hard” on a bike.

The list was originally posted by PC “Ste” Rotherham, who works for Lancashire Police.

He tweeted: “Spotted at a police station somewhere on the Fylde coast. Never have I ever laughed so hard.

“Would genuinely be lost in a conversation with youth today.”

TNT News

Photo Credit: Reigate and Banstead Beat (Surrey Police)

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