UPDATE on 7/27/17:
- this is a reminder and lesson of how much pop culture originates in minority communities, particularly black and LGBTQ culture. i learned last night that many of these terms originated from AAVE (african american vernacular english). i had no idea about the origins/history of these terms, but thank you to folks on twitter for educating me on it.
link to tweet
don?t @ me = when you don?t care about other people?s opinion on something you just said especially when it?s potentially controversial (?I love oatmeal raisin cookies dont @ me?)
@ me = when you?re being subtweeted (?yo i see you, @ me next time?)
bet = agreed, similar to ?word?
boofin? = 1) trippin?, overreacting 2) something that smells really bad
can?t even = when something is too ridiculous or funny or strange
curve = ignore, bail (?ya he curved me so hard when I was in town?)
bye felicia = basically means just leave because i don?t care about you
cash me outside howbowdah = catch me outside, how about that? = let?s fight outside
crack open a cold one with the boys = drink beer with your friends (huge meme right now)
deadass = seriously, forreal
extra = obnoxious. being unnecessarily dramatic. trying too hard. (?ur so extra? after doing something that?s obnoxious or dramatic. it?s behavior where you want to just say ?pls just chill out?)
fam = self-explanatory. homies. people you consider family. commonly used as ?its lit fam? and ?yikes fam?
idgi = i don?t get it
idts = i don?t think so
idfwu = i don?t f*ck with you = i don?t like you (there?s also ifwu)
im shook = very shocked ?
its lit / lit af = 1) dope or fun or on fire 2) drunk
it me = relatable, sometimes used sarcastically
i quit = pretty simple. means i give up (?ya no way i can finish this by 8am, i quit?)
LFG = let?s f*cking go
lgtm = looks good to me
lowkey = 1) sorta 2) secretive aka keep it on the dl
mood = how you?re feeling. usually used as a standalone word / caption on images
ngl = not gonna lie
oml = 1) oh my lord 2) on my life
RIP / rip me = (?ugh I have to take back to back finals from 3?9pm on the last friday before summer. rip me?)
rn = right now
roasted = burned, owned
RT = retweet = agreed
sipping tea ? = throwing shade, talking trash
salty = pissed, bitter ?
same = when you agree with something. sometimes used sarcastically. an easy response to anything and everything.
send it = just do it!!! yolo
sgtm = sounds good to me // sometimes just abbreviated to ?sg? ?
stay woke = being woke means you?re aware of all the political, racial, and social issues around you and your community ?
took an L = took a loss (?I took an L on my test ? or ?I had to take an L?)
tfti = thanks for the invite. used sarcastically-ish as in you?re calling your ?friend? out while pretending it?s not a big deal. you don?t want to be confrontational but you also want to show that you?re kinda salty!!! ?
tfw = that feeling when (?tfw you fail your test again?)
tight = dope (?yo that?s kinda tight?) ?
too real = too relatable, hitting too close to home
triggered = refers to traumatic or angry experiences, used jokingly half the time. started off as a ?trigger warning? for PTSD/anxiety contexts but it?s developed into a more common slang (?im triggered? or ?that triggers me?). but i want to make it clear that this usage is considered harmful to people with PTSD so please be cautious.
ur trash = i mean if you can?t interpret this, just close this tab rn
wya = where you at
yeet = yessss but with more excitement
yikes = 1) shock/surprise 2) disgust 3) substitute to sh*t
b = be
c = see
d = down (?or the non-innocent version)
j = just
k = NEVER USE THIS AS A STANDALONE TEXT?????????????
n = and
O or o = simple response when you want to acknowledge that you saw the message but don?t have any additional comments
p = pretty (?p cool?)
r = are
u = you
v = very
w = with
y = why (@ my adult friends ? you can?t use y to convey yes)
. = please don?t use this at the end of texts. it makes you seem like you?re pissed off. unless you want to come off that way!
wild card: fetugucci!
good luck figuring out what that means ?
LAST THING: 1 week IRL = 100 years on social media
aka a meme or trend can get stale v quickly ?
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