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How do young people now use the word "sweet" ? I hear it as both "cool" when used as in "Cool, man!" but also at times ironically as when seeing something shocking such as a disaster. Is it used enough to be dictionaried? (Sorry for "dictionaried", sweet!)

I teach at a middle school, and I have never heard the latter.--Ioshus (talk) 16:55, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, I think I hold some kind of authority as one of those "young people" and, I must say, "sweet" is never used ironically... in fact, if it was used immediately following a disaster, one would get "popped." But, that's a different definition... Some usages include:
  • awesome - "Sweet ride!"
  • thoughtful - "That was really sweet of you."
I can't think of any other situation that would require this word.
I suppose it could be used in the latter situation if the speaker somehow takes pleasure in it. Like in Star Wars when the (spoiler) Death Star explodes, one might say "Sweet."--Hikui87 17:21, 27 June 2007 (UTC)