Son of Apus (who coincidentally plies his trade at a computer adjacent to JD's Engine Room) recently celebrated his quarter century, so it must be some 15 years ago that I heard him using the word 'fasety' for 'aggressive in a non-violent way'. Friends and colleagues I tried it on had not heard of it and it might well have been no more than a short-lived expression used by schoolkids in our neighbourhood.
Now a pal down here at the seaside has come up with another neologism, courtesy of his 14-year-old son who, upon beating his dad at a computer game, gleefully exclaimed: 'I owned you!'. When questioned, the lad confirmed that 'own' means 'beat' and, just like my son all those years ago, was surprised his dad didn't know the word.
Just another local fashion, or has anyone out there encountered this usage?
The ambiguous Oxford comma
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