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Pop culture slang

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Every generation has certain slang that they use. But what slang is being used now? What is today’s generation’s slang and what does it mean?


Womp womp – when something sad is mentioned, another person will interject saying womp womp adding a sarcastic/humorous feel to the situation.


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real – a way to show you can relate to what is being said or shown.


ate – much like the slang word “slay” it is said when someone is looking, doing, or saying something that is amazing, impressive, and just all around good. 


W&L – W is short for win/winner. When someone or something is or does something that is impressive they are considered a W person or a W thing.  L is short for lose/loser. When someone or something is or does something that is stupid or bad they are considered a L person or L thing.


hits different – Usually means a good feeling that is unexpected and inexperienced. 


preppy – used in both a serious and a sarcastic way. When used seriously it can mean something that looks neat and pretty. When used sarcastically it can mean something that looks dirty and ugly.


its giving – saying that something relates to another topic.


delulu – a shortened version of the word delusion, meaning someone who thinks about unrealistic things or ideas.


side eye – Looking at someone from the side usually because that person did or said something weird or ridiculous.


girl math – Women justifying and giving reason (sometimes a confusing/humorous reason) to something weird or ridiculous they do.


ick – referring to something they don’t like about someone or something.


pookie – a name someone calls their significant other or a friend. usually meant as a joke.


rizz – a shortened version of the word charisma meaning a person can get anyone they want to start liking them. 


Basic – Someone or something that does or looks like everyone or everything else, making them uninteresting because they are following an overrated trend.


Finna – Someone who is going to do something.


emoji slang 

skull – laughing to death

Loudly crying – laughing so hard you start crying

Praying hands – used as a way to say please

Clown face – used to express embarrassment.


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    SanaaApr 1, 2024 at 11:48 am

    Reading this article helped me learn the meaning of the slangs that people use now in days. The most interesting part is that every
    generation has a slang that they use. A question that a have is do every country use slang? A suggestion| have is could you talk about the different types of slang that they use in different countries?

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    EvelinMar 29, 2024 at 10:08 am

    Reading this helped me learn the true meaning of the slangs. The most interesting part of this article is how updated this article is, because these words are said all around the social media and in real life in young generations. A question I have is how these slangs spread so fast, and how do people get the slang so fast. The suggestion i have for a future article based on “slangs” is comparing the new slang to the old slang.

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    ChristopherMar 26, 2024 at 11:53 am

    Reading this article I learned the multiple different slang terms used nowadays. The most interesting part is how every generation has different slang terms. Some questions I have are why do the slang terms through generations change. Another article I believe readers would find interesting is comparing the newest and oldest slang terms.

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    GisselleMar 7, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    I learned the deeper and actual meanings of the slang and emojis listed. The strongest part was having explanations of the slag that way people who are not Gen Z or Gen Alpha can learn the slang the younger generations use. A question that could be answered is when these slang words or emojis started and on what platforms.

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    Landon A.Mar 7, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    I have learned about the new slangs. The most interesting thing was learning about the new slangs I did not know. I do have a question in some of the slangs I got confused. A suggestion is a bit more specific on the terms.

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    KhloeMar 7, 2024 at 1:43 pm

    What I learned after reading this article is the meanings and how we have made a bunch of slangs that older people might not know and we would have to explain especially the emojis but what I really found interesting Is we have shortened a bunch of words in this period of time and how we text so much more different then people older than us used to text

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    KeilyMar 7, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    I learned that each generation has a certain slang they use.
    The most catching part of the article is the different types of slang people now use these days and use it often during the day. How did they come up with these slangs? What year did they start using these slang words?. Some suggestions, Include what emojis you’re talking about make them like visually so people can see what emoji you’re talking about.

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    AshleyMar 7, 2024 at 9:58 am

    I learned the real meaning of what these slang words mean. I believe that the stongest one would be what the emojis mean since older people don’t really understand the meaning of the emojis and think they mean something else. They seemed to have gotten everything. The only thing I could think of to change is add the emoji in with the name of it so people can see a physical reference of what the emoji looks like.

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    AvaMar 7, 2024 at 7:49 am

    I learned a deeper meaning behind each word. The strongest I think is probably the emojis because a lot of people now get confused with that. No details were really missing. They could add sentence examples of each being used