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?”
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.”
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.
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.
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