Most of the time, parents don’t understand the phrases that their kids are using to communicate with their friends; it all sounds like a made-up language. Here are some of the most popular phrases that are being used, along with definitions and how to use the words:

Bet - For sure.

-“You want to hang out after school?”

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Weird Flex But Okay - Used to reply to something you don’t understand but decide to roll with anyways.

-“I got new shoes since my brother ruined my old ones.”

-“Weird flex but okay.”

Let’s Get This Bread - Let’s succeed, get this money (in this case, bread = dough).

-“We need to finish this project in ten minutes.”

-“Let’s get this bread.”

Go Off - Hyping someone up.

-“I studied so hard for this test, I better do well.”

-“Go off.”  

Word - Well said.

-“I hate pizza.”


Facts - To agree with something; something is factual.

-“Honestly, she’s kind of funny.”


RIP In The Chat - Used to express something bad.

-“I just failed my test.”

-“That’s a RIP in the chat.”

Tea - Gossip or information about someone else.

-“Did you hear what Julia did last night?”


Love That For You - Said sarcastically when something bad happens to someone else.

-“I almost got hit by a car walking to school today.”

-“Love that for you!”

Bop - Used to reference a good song; to say that a song is really good.

-“Y’all, ‘Thank U, Next’ is a bop.”

Sus - Someone is believed to be shady or false.

-“Did you see that kid in the black hoodie in the parking lot the other day?”

-“Yeah, he’s a little sus…”

Sis - Short for the word “sister” but also just an answer to any question ever.

-“What’s up?”


Legit - Used to say something is true.

-“Dude that test was impossible”


*The definitions above should be used to inform parents, not for parents to use to appear in the know — that would just be embarrassing.

Editor's Note: The Highlander is the student newspaper of Gov. Livingston High School featuring articles written by staff and guest writers covering a variety of topics of interest to the students.