Ok, like gag me with a spoon. I guess every generation has their own lingo. But really. I can’t even have a conversation with these kids without a translator. What are they talking about?
So, I looked up some of the definitions of these “words.” Here is a list that I compiled to help parents try to understand their child:
- Sweet = beyond cool
- YOLO = You Only Live Once
- Noob = when someone doesn’t know basic pop culture
- LOL = Laugh Out Loud
- Sick = awesome or cool
- Hater = referred to as someone who is angry or jealous because of their success
- Swag = being cool
- Reach = attending an event
- My Mains = group of friends
- Rachet = someone who is rude and obnoxious
- Flex = someone who likes to show off
- Dope = cool or slick
- Derp = dumbass
- Dip = leaving a party
- Chirp = to insult someone
Just don’t try to talk like this. It’s really not “sweet” at our age and they’ll let you know.
Something else I’ve noticed: the shortening of words. The Kid will say things like “she’s presh” (precious). Or “I’m hun” (hungry). My personal favorite: “that’s cray” (crazy).
The next time you have a conversation with your teen, try this: “so, like did you have a bitchin’ day? My day was so bangin’. I saw this bimbette wearing this totally barfsome outfit. I was like gross me out the door.” See if they follow. Totally gnarly dude.Mo