- Lad(s) is a term used
to describe a male or males
of varying age.
Depending on it's grammatical
useage, for example when
in it's plural form it may be used refer
from any age group
. Whereas when
it is used
in it's nounal form it is commonly used
to a young
male. The reasoning for this
is that males
of a younger age may be too young
(less than 10 years old) and males
of an older age (25 years and older) may be too old to be referred
to as just
being a "lad" this
is where lad prefixes come
into use, for example that
old lad or that young
The use of these prefixes distinguishes the type
of 'lad' which the speaker may be referring to, thus
diminishing any ambiguities in the saying
of the creation of the term
"lad" are unknown, but it is a word that
has been used
for centuries in and around the United Kingdom and many of it's old colonies i.e. Australia. The word itself
is commonly used
in the northern regions of England. It is uncommon
to hear the term used
in the southern regions.
"lad" is a very versatile saying
and may be used
in many ways e.g. casually, seriously, jovially and affectionately. In the correct cirumstances it can be used
to convey a range of emotions, for example "Hurry up, Lad" in this case
of lad emphasises that
the individual that
it is being aimed at must
make haste, "How are you, Lad" in this case
of lad personalises the greeting thus
making it more
intimate giving the sense
of direct affection from one individual to another.
Many urban philosophers have taken the word lad and created altogether
new terms while
keeping the original meaning intact. Putting a new spin on the word, giving it vitality and taking away the belief that
the word lad is only used
by the older generations, for example;
- Laddie etc.
The word lad has also been
binded with suffixes to create terms
to those of which a lad(s) may take part in, for example "Laddish
behaviour" refering to the generally unsavoury
acts of a lad(s), but it is known
to refer to any act or acts performed by a lad or set of lads. While the term
" does contain
a suffix it is known to be used in the same sense as the term lad or any other counterparts of the term.
"Medical: I heard there was some laddish
behaviour last night at the 'cock"
"Fadi: Brap brap, ladavooch"
"G: You're a filthy blood-sucking
"Swann: I'm just going
the kids off at the pool, lad"