We stan a slang queen. Don't know what that means? Yeah, me either.

The kids in our lives have one sacred job--to impart upon us adults the newest trends and make sure we are down with the newest lingo.

Unfortunately that is a far more difficult job than it would appear to be and our poor kids have their work cut out for them.


u/bofasonsofa asked:

Teens of Reddit, what are some trends / slang that you've had to explain to us old folk recently?

Here were some of those answers.

It Ain't The Sandwich Type

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I've had to explain "let's get this bread" to my parents.

ciarraathena

which means?...

bofasonsofa

Bread is an old slang term for money.

spaghettilee2112

Hehe, Nice D00d

69 and 420 and people responding "nice".

Moonwatcher87

One time I was cashiering and the total of the order was $420.69. I tried getting my assistant and the other cashier's assistant to take a quick pic of it, but my assistant was busy with packaging and the other couldn't get his phone out fast enough. The elderly couple just wanted to head out, so we sadly finished the transaction. At least we have the memories of it happening.

AsexyMime

It's Not That Hard, Mom

My mom doesn't understand any kind of meme, she constantly asks me to explain the memes she sees on Facebook, even when they don't involve some form kind of "Internet knowledge", she just doesn't understand any part of them, like at all. She's only 39.

thumbpoppedpeach

It's Not A Typo

I work at a breakfast restaurant where I have to wear a shirt that says 'Hangry? We can help.' I swear I haven't had a day where I had to explain it's a play on words.

saipanting

Pffft, people don't appreciate a good portmanteau when they see one

havebananas

Far Out

My dad thinks that "weird" has an exclusively negative connotation. I told him that its modern usage is mostly ambiguous.

NoKenjataimu


I would say weird is in general more negative than positive. But you are right, weird can be used in a more positive way, it isn't always an insult.

SjettepetJR

Shlameel, Shlamazzle

Back in about 2005 we had to explain to our math teacher what forshizzle meant, and that it wasn't Yiddish. It was a weird time. Now students have to explain their slang to me. How the turn tables.

bigmanmac14

Hit That Whoah

Hitting the woah. No grandma, we're not actually attacking a "poor man" named "Wo". Came up because a friend said "u/jinho_jung, if you hit the woah again I'll have to call the cops".

jinho_jung

Yeet Yote Hee Hoo

Yeet = to throw with power

Yote = having thrown with power

Kobe = to throw with accuracy

Kobe'd = having thrown with accuracy

The Kobe one predates the yeet one by like, a decade.

Psychwrite

Let That Music Play Henny

I helped my mum sign up for Spotify and get her account going early in the year. My dad got my mum a tablet and new phone for Christmas, and they came with 2 google home things. Because I set the google homes up with my phone, it linked my Spotify account, so when ever someone at home (I live 500kms away for uni) asked google to play music, it would interrupt what I was listening to. Took me a minute to realise, as my music was suddenly interrupted by David Bowies greatest hits (which isn't a bad thing).


I then also worked out I could control the volume, so I terrified my poor mother by blasting songs she had never heard of. I called her straight after, and she said she thought that google had become sentient and disobedient. My mum isn't computer illiterate or anything, and even my dad is pretty good at learning about new gadgets and technology he gets (except typing, I can't imagine how long it would take him to write an email), but there is a period where the uncertainty of something new (even just an app sometimes) means I become a certified IT specialist that gives away services to my family. Love em though, wouldn't have it any other way.

JustABitCrzy

The 90s Are Truly Over

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My 17-year-old niece explained to me, 29, that "streaking" is when you send several Snapchats to someone, several consecutive days in a row.

UptightSodomite

For us it was more about removing all clothing and running through a public place AKA the Quad or Gymnasium.

rarestakesando

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