In Germany, kids of age 10 to 15 tend to evolve a language pattern that uses a certain word that has a negative connotation to describe everything they approve of, be it an impressive slam-dunk or nice cars on the street.
Every generation seems to choose their own word for this, so after some years the word changes, but the meaning stays the same.
Examples that come to mind are
übel (sick/disgusting) and more recently mies (lousy):
"Meine Mutter hat mir zehn Euro mitgegeben." "Miiiiies!"
"My mother gave me ten EUR to spend." "Looooousy!"
The only aquivalent i can think of in the english language would be "sick", but that's maybe connected to skater/surfer slang.
Is this a common behaviour in UK/US/English speaking kids as well?
Edit: After some discussions in the comments I thought to specify my question further. I'm especially interested in the described mechanism of one word replacing another over the years, allowing to place users of such word into a certain age range for example.