Bovvered? It's the in word
The annual report by Oxford University Press aims to give a snapshot of the English language. "In 2006 'bovvered' has begun to take over from 'whatever' as the signature phrase of teens, and to challenge the Little Britain catchphrase 'yeah-but-no-but' as the embodiment of couldn't-care-less adolescence," it said. The Language Report is published in hardback at pound;10.99.