From the start of the 1900s, many great and terrible things happened – World War 1, World War 2, Vietnam War, the Gulf wars, Invasion of Afghanistan, Moon Landing, Instant Carnage of the Challenger Mission, Some German Wall broke yada yada yada…
Ok so not that many great things happened, but stuff happened.
And generation X did their part to bring the boat a little more close to the shores of a dhinchak hoverboard-ing future.
And now cut to the present!
This is Generation Z, people born around the year 2000. A new world, a new society!
So what is the younger generation is doing at the moment for the same dhinchak future? Well the first thing we believe it has started, is to cover the basics.
A new mode of communication – the internet.
And with that, new ideas, new thoughts, new geniuses and new uhh mistakes?
Here are 30 common words from millennial lingo that may help you to understand what those little runts are gibbering about over the internet.
There is just no way you have not heard of this word.
Pronounced as “meems” – it is nothing but a funny picture with a funny message on it passed around on the internet with slight variations.
Usually denoting ideas, thoughts, mood, emotional responses etc using pop culture and online photos as a canvas.
Short form of the word “Babe” and is pronounced as “bay”. It denotes someone’s boyfriend/girlfriend.
It was even the runner-up for Oxford Dictionaries 2014 Word of the Year. The word VAPE was the winner by the way.
Pow Chik Wow Wow!
Kinky stuff ahead…Thicc (read: thick) is a term usually to denote in a sexually suggestive manner or once in every blue moon as a humorous one as well.
It means a person with full figured body, usually women with large behinds.
A popular term among youtubers, woke is a word taken from Afro American Vernacular English, wherein awake is called woke.
This word denotes someone’s alertness to social injustices or racial injustices.
And sometimes, just sometimes, both.
Ah, seems like something we can willingly like about this whole lingo mess.
Headass is basically like – “dumbass” or “numbskull” or “bonehead” or “duffer” or “dunce” or “halfass” or “stupid” or “idiot”.
So what was wrong with the others?
They were getting old!