Don’t Be “Buggin” or “Frontin”. The Latest List of Uncool Words is “Fresh”
New generations are always coming up with new SLANG to annoy the older folks. I mean, we did come up with gnarly, yuppie, chill pill, talk to the hand, and gag me with a spoon.
In fact I recently decided to integrate the word "dope" into my vocabulary. It's not a word I have ever said...even in the 90s. when it may have been more relevant or cool. Now after a few months of trying actively to include it when appropriate, it has landed.
I officially can say I use the word "dope" on a regular basis. Does it make me cool? No. Quite the opposite, I'd imagine. Does it make my kids cringe? Uh-hundred percent! Which makes all the effort so worth while.
One website put together a list of 21 slang terms that are recently outdated. Some of them are again, things I say around my kids to annoy them..
Here are some of them:
- On fleek
- Turn up
- No doubt
So, now that these are out of style I may need to add another word into my vocab to drive home how dope I actually am. (see how effortless that was?) But what would make them even more mad would be using terms that are en vogue.
I couldn't have felt more uncool by literally googling the phrase "what words are cool right now?"
- No cap
- Spill the Tea
One of the best reasons to have kids is to annoy them. So, I will do my best to fulfill my duty.