26 Terms Central New York’s Gen-Z Is Using
Those who fall into the category of "Generation Z" are those who were born, roughly, between the years of 1995 and 2015. This could be your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, and/or just someone you know. Times have obviously changed, and so has the language that the youth of Central New York are using. And nine times out of ten, they're using terms we don't even know the definition to.
"Bouta secure the bread." ???? "He's mad sus." ??? "Wig snatched." ???
You might ask yourself "WHAT DO THESE THINGS EVEN MEAN?" Well - here's a guide to help you out:
"BEAT YOUR FACE" - Apply makeup.
"BOP" - A modern, enjoyable song.
"BREAD" - Future money.
"BOUTA" - About to.
"CATCH A FADE / CATCH THESE HANDS" - To get punched and/or knocked out.
"DON'T DO ME DIRTY" - Don't cross me.
"EXTRA" - Too much.
"FACTS" - I agree with what you just said; a confirming question; may be used as a question or statement of a fact.
"FINNA" - I or We are planning something.
"GASSING" - Offering compliments; feeding one's ego.
"HIGH KEY" - Very obvious.
"HOP OFF" - Mind your own business.
"I'M DEAD" - That was amusing/funny.
"MAD" - Very.
"BIG MAD / MAD MAD" - Very mad.
"NO CAP" - I am serious / no lie / for real.
"ON BLAST" - Expose / call someone out.
"SLAPS" - Of high quality.
"SUS" - Suspicious; shady.
"TAKE THE L" - Willingly making a sacrifice.
"TEA / SPILL THE TEA" - Gossip.
"TIGHT" - Extremely mad.
"TWEAKIN" - Overreacting; ecstatic.
"WIG SNATCHED" - Impressive or unimpressive act/appearance.
"YURRR / YERRR" - Affirmation; call for attention.
AND HERE'S A BONUS WORD WITH MULTIPLE DEFINITIONS AND USES: "YEET" - To discard an item at a high velocity; As an exclamation it can be used to express excitement, usually happily but also nervously; A feeling or emotion, usually like an adrenaline rush.
Now, whenever your Gen-X-er tries to talk to you, you can respond using their language! Try it and let me know their reaction!
[h/t Boston Globe]