It's hard to keep up with slang.
Those of us who are entering the workforce were teenagers back when "cool" was still pretty new. So every once in awhile, we hear a word like "stan," and we go, "heh?"
An unnamed sociology professor decided to start taking inventory on the new slang he was hearing:
My sociology professor keeps an alphabetic list of new slang terms he learns from students and I will never get ove… https://t.co/jrLXZhtswQ— Ehhhhhh (@Ehhhhhh)1556648701.0
Some highlights include: "periodt: see, 'facts'"
"Pull up/come through: an invitation"
"High Key: Very obvious"
"nunya: None of your [business]".
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I understand that you all want the full document but please do not type in this url or request ac… https://t.co/u85B8eFGg3— Ehhhhhh (@Ehhhhhh)1556737761.0
https://t.co/4sG1BBxtuV— Ehhhhhh (@Ehhhhhh)1556743713.0
Screenshots for the lazy folk who don’t want to click the link https://t.co/zmcJqnRwKh— Ehhhhhh (@Ehhhhhh)1556744053.0
Of course everybody has their own opinions of which word/interpretation is the best:
@mewtailv2 @CallMeSegobia Best one https://t.co/UICu404QzF— DJ Cwittz Natsu (@DJ Cwittz Natsu)1556669556.0
@mewtailv2 “Generation Z dictionary” lmfao https://t.co/DgvUMwnuCj— erin 🍓 (@erin 🍓)1556680747.0
@mewtailv2 Famous last words https://t.co/1VkyQhJy96— Daily Daisy (@Daily Daisy)1556656179.0
Millennial slang includes "Netflix and Chill" and "sorry not sorry" and "extra."
Gen Z includes "yeet," "big mad," and "it really do be like that sometimes."
We millennials sound so old.
@mewtailv2 he had these up a few weeks ago too LMAOOOO https://t.co/6VZcHWI4II— la miki minach (@la miki minach)1556706080.0
@mewtailv2 https://t.co/uU8Umkrh7P— Lee (@Lee)1556654146.0
@mewtailv2 @sirenoacross Explain yeet to him, it'll need its own chart— Exen (@Exen)1556671065.0
@mewtailv2 @ScribeUndead Imagine urban dict but being maintained by dry-fart uni prof.— ERRORCODE -42: 'life.exe' not found (@ERRORCODE -42: 'life.exe' not found)1556721501.0
@mewtailv2 It’s a complicated time https://t.co/3OvG2zlZAI— Meg Walsh (@Meg Walsh)1556684367.0
And since slang is a sociological study, it makes sense that this particular professor would keep this list.
@mewtailv2 ACTUAL sociology— Seo Belmont (@Seo Belmont)1556658208.0
@mewtailv2 "willingly making a sacrifice" lmaoooo— Glacey (@Glacey)1556655412.0
@mewtailv2 thats adorable. your professor is adorable— arrested for giomis crimes (@arrested for giomis crimes)1556658600.0
@mewtailv2 Live updates are getting written on the board in class https://t.co/eqTIxGIua0— Timmy McCabe (@Timmy McCabe)1556722985.0
@mewtailv2 i dont know why but the fact that the definition of "im dead" is "that was amusing" is hilarious to me '… https://t.co/nLSBnJUSXP— a fox of the deer variety (@a fox of the deer variety)1556672756.0
@mewtailv2 https://t.co/b7qPtrtqek— FINESSA (@FINESSA)1556668299.0
We'd pay for a complete edition of the lexicon of Gen Z slang. Would you?