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(Salon)   Bae, what are the most-Googled slang terms in the US? Not the cheugy ones though   (salon.com) divider line
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2022-03-20 10:58:32 PM  
JFCWTF
 
2022-03-20 11:21:24 PM  
I asked Google that question.    WAP
 
2022-03-21 1:53:33 AM  
IDK this is cringe AF
 
2022-03-21 6:31:26 AM  
n the Victorian era, for example, you might say, "My chuckaboo is smothering a parrot" to describe a good friend who was sipping on an absinthe neat.

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2022-03-21 6:46:10 AM  
cheugy cheugy cheugy cheugy cheugy cheugy cheugy WOOOOOOOOWOOOOOOOO!!! cheugy cheugy cheugy cheugy cheugy...

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/and now you can hear it, too
 
2022-03-21 7:02:19 AM  
come from African American Language (AAL) - also commonly known as African American English (AAE) and African American Vernacular English (AAVE) - an English dialect spoken by Black Americans.

WITAF? when did we stop calling it Ebonics, or just slang?
 
2022-03-21 7:08:15 AM  
Slightly disappointed to see that "cheugy" is hanging in there. Slightly encouraged to see that I still know about half of them at 36,
 
2022-03-21 7:20:50 AM  

gunsmack: come from African American Language (AAL) - also commonly known as African American English (AAE) and African American Vernacular English (AAVE) - an English dialect spoken by Black Americans.

WITAF? when did we stop calling it Ebonics, or just slang?


In the late 90s, a friend was taking a class at NYU called something like "The language of America's urban youth"...we called it Ebonics 101
 
2022-03-21 7:44:14 AM  
Some of those aint modern, though that don't mean they ain't still used modernly.  See also, "cool."
 
2022-03-21 7:51:36 AM  
You reach a certain time of life when you realize you'll never be "with it" or "cool" again.
In fact, you pride yourself in your "uncoolness". HIT IT, HUEY!
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2022-03-21 7:53:04 AM  
Doesn't "yeet" usually mean "to throw/discard really hard?" Urban Dictionary is agreeing eith me on this.
 
2022-03-21 7:56:25 AM  

Fireproof: Doesn't "yeet" usually mean "to throw/discard really hard?" Urban Dictionary is agreeing eith me on this.


 As a made up word, it has double duty. it originally meant that, but like yelling out a certain native american's name while jumping out of a plane, yeet is also used as a word to imply excitement.
 
2022-03-21 8:37:03 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Fireproof: Doesn't "yeet" usually mean "to throw/discard really hard?" Urban Dictionary is agreeing eith me on this.

As a made up word, it has double duty. it originally meant that, but like yelling out a certain native american's name while jumping out of a plane, yeet is also used as a word to imply excitement.


Kinda both.  "Yeet" implies ejecting something with great gusto or excitement.  You can throw something hard solely because your angry, and that doesn't really embody the spirit of "yeet."

AFAIK, anyway.  I'm an old.
 
2022-03-21 8:43:59 AM  

xanadian: AppleOptionEsc: Fireproof: Doesn't "yeet" usually mean "to throw/discard really hard?" Urban Dictionary is agreeing eith me on this.

As a made up word, it has double duty. it originally meant that, but like yelling out a certain native american's name while jumping out of a plane, yeet is also used as a word to imply excitement.

Kinda both.  "Yeet" implies ejecting something with great gusto or excitement.  You can throw something hard solely because your angry, and that doesn't really embody the spirit of "yeet."

AFAIK, anyway.  I'm an old.


The most common way I hear yeet used, that isn't it's first iteration, is the same way YOLO was used. if you are THOWING caution to the wind, you can just say something like "I'm just going to yeet myself into this activity", or if you want to pull a LERYOY JENKIIIIINS, you can just exclaim a YEET.
 
2022-03-21 9:16:12 AM  
Yeet?  It's the plural of yute.  (Check with Joe Pesci to be sure.)
 
2022-03-21 9:18:08 AM  
I knew all of those except for DC! Yay! I don't use them because I'm an adult, but still. Yay!
 
2022-03-21 9:20:06 AM  
Surprisingly, Mexican Hot Pocket isn't a slang for a sex act, but is an actual food item.
 
2022-03-21 9:38:31 AM  
I have one of these. Rather useless now without a land line.

Tho I did DL a 'flint phone' ring tone for my pocket phone once.
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2022-03-21 1:27:51 PM  
Hearing "sus" just grinds my gears. Is your life so pressing and busy that you can't take the time to say "suspicious"?
 
2022-03-21 2:01:23 PM  

acad1228: Hearing "sus" just grinds my gears. Is your life so pressing and busy that you can't take the time to say "suspicious"?


"Cheugy" kind of bugs me because, IIRC, it's origin was some random teenage social media influencer who didn't think there was a word for something being out of style, "passé" apparently not being in her vocabulary. But also because the word itself just reminds me of that feeling of chewing on a rubber mouthguard.

"Cringe" bugs me though no fault of its own, just by a bad first impression. That impression was one of those trolls that strikes you as having a bad case of Asperger's saying that nearly everyone in a thread was being "totes cringe."

I'm fine with or indifferent to the rest of them.
 
2022-03-21 3:56:26 PM  
In my day the slang words were:

Grogan - noun: a turd of exceptional size, or one found in an unexpected pace
Choad - noun: penis (not necessarily of any particular proportions)
SR or SD - noun: Sperm Receptacle, Sperm Donor
Cluebat - noun: a tool of enlightenment
Cluedesk - noun: the workbench of enlightenment
Scrotum Self-repair - noun: post it, and you will summon the cluebat
Squick - intransitive verb, onomatopoeia: to perform intercourse upon an eye socket or trepanation orifice, or, hypothetically, an ear canal

/usenet was a strange place
 
2022-03-21 5:58:52 PM  

acad1228: Hearing "sus" just grinds my gears. Is your life so pressing and busy that you can't take the time to say "suspicious"?


"Sus" showed up about 100 years ago, meaning pretty much the same, in England.  It got revitalized when police were arresting people "on suspicion" of whatever, often something petty.

ar393: gunsmack: come from African American Language (AAL) - also commonly known as African American English (AAE) and African American Vernacular English (AAVE) - an English dialect spoken by Black Americans.

WITAF? when did we stop calling it Ebonics, or just slang?

In the late 90s, a friend was taking a class at NYU called something like "The language of America's urban youth"...we called it Ebonics 101


There was a big hubbub in the late '80s when a few colleges offered courses in "Ebonics" with people saying it was just a lightweight course with no real value.  Fast forward about 20 years and the Dept of Justice was anxiously seeking people that were fluent in "contemporary African American linguistics" to testify to the transcripts of phone calls they'd taped in order to charge and try various people in big drug cases that used this strange dialect in phone calls concerning their business....They would be needed to testify what this spoken "code" language actually said.
 
2022-03-21 8:09:28 PM  
My basketball team is full of hip youngins.  Our text chain is where I first saw 'bet.'

The latest word is 'plug,' which means like a hook up / dealer of something hard to find, especially drugs.
 
2022-03-21 8:42:56 PM  

acad1228: Hearing "sus" just grinds my gears. Is your life so pressing and busy that you can't take the time to say "suspicious"?


Sus is also a derogatory way of saying someone is gay.
 
2022-03-21 9:37:22 PM  
Not even sure why "lowkey" is on this list.

Also, over a couple decades ago...
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