Anyone else having a hard time understanding what the heck your teenager is saying?
Bruh, I have such a hard time keeping up with the lingo.
You almost need a dang interpreter to work out the words coming out of your kids’ mouths.
Nothing will make you feel like an old curmudgeon more than trying to make sense out of what the new generation of teenagers are saying.
What happened to the days of “Wicked” and “Lit,” “Gnarly” and “Rad,” “Totally Awesome” and “Talking Smack?”
I really miss our slang. *Sigh*
Side Note: I still use the old slang from our day. It makes my teenagers cringe, and I love it!
Here’s A Guide To What The Hell Your Teenager Is Saying
Aggro: It is used as a verb in the gaming community. People use it to show aggression towards another player’s character. Alternately, it means to make a NPC (non-player character) pissed. As in, “I aggroed the zombie just by looking at it, and it attacked me.”
Baddie: This is supposed to mean a confident woman who can really take care of herself, but I’ve heard kids use it to describe a really attractive female. “There were baddies everywhere when we went to the beach.”
Bet: It is a word that means “okay.” Kinda like when we used to agree with someone by saying “word.” I assume it is a shorter way to say “You bet.” Example: “Do you want dinner?” “Bet!”
Bussin: When something is really good. It is usually used to describe food. My kids “love” it when I ironically throw this one into conversation. “That taco was Bussin.”
Cringe: My kids use this to describe me constantly. It means I am totally embarrassing them. They love to say, “Mom, don’t be so Cringe.”
Drip: It’s a way to show you like something when it comes to fashion. They may be talking about a certain accessory or piece of clothing. Or they might be describing someone’s entire vibe. “Did you catch Joey King? She has a lot of Drip.”
Fashion: When someone is looking really good. We might have said “on point” or something similar, but that would be too easy, right?!? Nope, now the kids say “Fashion.” “You look so Fashion.”
Gucci: This is a way to describe something as being cool or excellent. It has nothing at all to do with that Gucci bag you saw in the store. “It’s all Gucci” means that everything is just great.
Mid: It means that your kids don’t like something very much. We might have said something was boring or not good, but the kids are now using the term “Mid.” It is pretty much an insult, so if you kids say you are “mid,” you should be offended.
Meh: When something is just so-so or okay. My daughter uses this one ALL THE TIME. “Did you like dinner?” “Meh.”
No Cap: When they are being totally serious, and they don’t want you to doubt a word they are saying, the kids might throw a “No Cap” into the conversation. We would have said “no lie,” but that would make too much sense. “She was a total baddie, no cap.”
Pop Off: To “Pop Off” is to say something in an angry tone. My kids love to get under my skin by telling me I “Pop Off” on things like doing their chores or turning in their homework.
Rizz: If you have a lot of “Rizz,” you are able to flirt easily and really are quite cool. They usually use this term to describe a 0 to 10 scale. So, someone might have “Zero Riz,” or they might be a 10 on the “Riz” scale.
Slay: I can’t keep up. This term JUST meant that someone’s makeup looked on point. NOW it is a more generic term that means someone did a good job or really nailed something. “Miley’s new song really slays.”
Snatched: This means that something looks really good or fits well. As in, you put on a really cute pair of jeans, and now you’re “Snatched.”
Sneaky Link: It can be used to show a sexual or non-sexual relationship. But, it is a relationship that is on the down low — just between two people. “I hooked up with my Sneaky Link last night.”