ADVERTISEMENT
About Our People Legal Stuff
High Five.jpg

IMHO BTW this is why your parents look so confused when you go all #ONFLEEK

0
IMHO BTW this is why your parents look so confused when you go all #ONFLEEK

WATCH  | You grew up abbreviating words in texts and now you speak in #millennialisms -- things like IMHO, LOL, BTW, YOLO and FOMO. Meanwhile, your parents are still speaking in full sentences and you wonder why they look so perplexed when you talk to them. Here's why: They really don't understand you!   

All those short-cuts they take makes them very difficult to understand.
Myrtle Feenberg

We spoke with millennials on the street and older generations, including a few people staying the Los Angeles Jewish Home.  One lady, Myrtle Feenberg, is 100 years old and still very much "with it." She tells her great grandchildren to "talk a little more natural" and says millennials would be easier to understand if they stopped all the abbreviations.

ONFLEEK.jpg

Many of these millennial phrases are seen with a hashtag before it, such as  #YOLO #BAE and #ONFLEEK.  That's because many of these words started in social media where hashtags are used to categorize posts so they can be searched. 

YASSS.gif

So what does this all mean?  If someone says that you are "on fleek," that is a compliment.  It means you're on point or looking good.  If a millennial responds "YASSSS,"  That means they enthusiastically support you.

You might have thought you were "dope" but according to this generation you are seriously "un-cool" if you don't know these key phrases: 

YOLO  = YOU  ONLY  LIVE  ONCE

ON FLEEK = ON POINT

BAE = BEFORE ANYONE ELSE or BABE

YASSS = AN ENTHUSIASTIC YES

DABBING = A DANCE MOVE THAT SHOWS VICTORY, OFTEN USED BY ATHLETES AFTER WINNING.

THIRSTY = TOO EAGER

How well do you know your generational slang? Go to next screen for definitions.

40s:

FUDDY DUDDY ; HI DE HO

50s:

DON'T HAVE A COW; THREADS

60s:

HANG LOOSE; KEEN

70s: 

CAN YOU DIG IT?; BRICK HOUSE


FUDDY DUDDY= old-fashioned person    HI DE HO = Hello

DON'T HAVE A COW = don't get so excited


THREADS = describing clothes

HANG LOOSE = relax, take it easy

KEEN = describing someone who you think is great

CAN YOU DIG IT? = Asking if someone agrees with/understands you 

BRICK HOUSE = Describing a person with a good body

Comments
Read Comments
Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark