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    I need help on what "bubble teenager" is plz.. thank you

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    Default Re: bubble teenager

    I could hazard a guess, but more context would make it easier to identify.

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    Default Re: bubble teenager

    "some bubble teenagers were put in a mini van to the hospital" and another one and also another one: "a spell behind the counter" at Asprey's has been followed. Could you help me on both?

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    Default Re: bubble teenager

    Are you quite sure it wasn't "bubbly", which means lively and full of energy? (Used primarily for girls.)

    More context on the "spell" one, please.

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    Default Re: bubble teenager

    Quote Originally Posted by robuca View Post
    I need help on what "bubble teenager" is plz.. thank you
    A bubblegummer is a slang term for a pre-teen or early teenager in North America

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    Default Re: bubble teenager

    Quote Originally Posted by robuca View Post
    "a spell behind the counter" at Asprey's
    A spell = a period of time, so, presumably, the person spent some time working as an assistant at Asprey's.

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    Smile Re: bubble teenager

    thank you for the help everybody for the help... yes, it's bubbly teenager you were right. thanks again.

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    I was picturing the Bubble Boy trying to sell cufflinks from his isolation chamber...

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    Default Re: bubble teenager

    I had considered a less PC interpretation, based on the Cockney Rhyming Slang for "Greek":

    The name bubble and squeak is used throughout the UK — it is also Cockney rhyming slang for "Greek".
    Read more here: Bubble and squeak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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