If you fossils out there want to be in the know about what we Gen Ys are writing and talking about, then you need to learn our lingo. This totes awesome A -Z list from the 50 Shades of Age website will get you up to scratch.
You’ll think it’s LOL.
A is for awesome—an overused word that describes pretty much everything that is good!
B is for barred —as in “you got totally barred by that person”. Means you got fooled.
C is for cooked—which other generations would describe as being stoned
D is for de bomb—means the best
E is for emo—short for emotional and means an emotional person
F is for frothing—as in “I’m frothing my new skateboard.” It means you are stoked.
G is for gay—No, it doesn’t only mean you are homosexual, but it’s also used to mean you are uncool or inferior!
H is for hooking up—as in: “I hooked up with a girl last night.”—meaning ‘getting with.’
I is for indie—which is short for independent, meaning you are unique and a free thinker
J is for jelly—short for being jealous of someone.
K is for kicks—doing something for fun.
L is for LOL—acronym for ‘laugh out loud.’
M is for maggott—which means you are extremely drunk.
N is for nailed it—means you did good!
O is for owned—means you defeated someone as in: “I owned it”!
P is for photobomb—to drop into someone’s photo unexpectedly.
Q is for quipster—the term for a queer hipster (an individual who enjoys indie or underground music, frequents coffee shops and bookstores, and shops at thrift stores).
R is for rig—as in: “Look at the rig on that girl.” Meaning a good body.
S is for shotty or shotgun—as in: “I shotty the front seat.” Meaning to bag or claim.
T is for tool—means you are a loser!
U is for uggs—very trendy boots which are suede on the outside and sheepskin on the inside.
V is for vajazzling—the act of adorning one’s vagina with glitter and jewels!
W is for wig out—which means becoming fearful.
X is for xenophile—a person who is especially interested in foreign cultures, languages, and people.
Y is for YOLO—acronym for “you only live once!’
Z is for zeds—as in ‘catching a few zeds’ (zzz’s). Meaning getting some sleep.
And here are some acronyms so you are not looking at them puzzled when they say or write a bunch of letters.
OMG short for Oh my God.
ICYMI short for “in case you missed it.”
TL;DR short for “too long; didn’t read.”
MCM short for “man crush Monday” which is a themed day on social media when you post a picture of a guy you think is hot.
WCW short for “woman crush Wednesday” which is the female version of MCM.