One of those he identifies is:
• Young people’s jargon – Like, whatever.There is a certain irritating sort of journalist - perhaps unfairly, Zoe Williams of the Guardian is the first name that springs to mind - who affects an adolescent offhandedness in his of her writing. They do not just use "like" and "whatever": words like "stuff" and "squillions" feature prominently too.
Having been to a conference on social media for work earlier this week, I am now in possession of the perfect phrase to describe these embarrassing attempts to get down with the kids.
It is "Dad at the disco" or "Dad on the dance floor".
I intend to use it frequently - until it becomes a piece of jargon, of course.