High School Teacher’s List of Viral Slang Terms

Ever listen to your kid talk and say to yourself… “What the hell does that even mean?” So didn’t a high school teacher in Massachusetts. He keeps a running list of slang terms he hears students use. Each time he hears a new one he doesn’t know, he adds it to the list, along with a quick definition.

He shared it with his students recently, and one of them posted portions of it online. Here are ten terms from his list. See how many you know…

1. “Bops” – new songs you enjoy listening to. And OLD songs you like are “jams.”
2. “Clap back” – to respond to an insult with an equal or greater insult.
3. “Crackie” – someone who uses a Juul or smokes cigarettes.
4. “Hop off” – another way of saying “mind your own business.”
5. “No cap” – “capping” means lying. So “no cap” means “no lie” or “for real.”
6. “Put someone on” – the act of getting someone to embrace a new trend.
7. “Rashing” – to make fun of someone.
8. “Smacks” – a tasty treat.
9. “Snack” – a person who looks good or attractive.
10. “Take the L” – as in “take the loss.” Like if you failed a test or got dumped, someone might say, “take the L” and move on.

(NY Post)  (download the full list here.)

Rich Birdsall

Rich Birdsall

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