Can You Guess This Teen Slang? [QUIZ] This conveys excitement. Your student feels so jubilant about future events that they can only form onomatopoeic words that mimic a snake’s hiss. This refers to a modern dance move. Your student enjoys the SKSKSKSK choreography featured on TikTok. This describes the sound electricity makes. Your student feels alarmed by the SKSKSKSK sound coming from the outlet. This describes a thrifty person. Your student is cheugy when shopping for vintage clothes at the Goodwill. This conveys a willingness to sneeze in public without embarrassment. Your student is proud of the cheugy they released in the middle of Target. This refers to a person or thing who is no longer trendy, hip, or “with it.” Your student uses this term to describe out-of-date clothing, terms, or social media trends. This conveys suspicion and distrust. Your student is using an abbreviated form of “suspicious” or “suspect.” This refers to the popular boardgame CLUE. Your student enjoys identifying the sus after eliminating other possibilities. This describes a subscription service, mostly streaming apps for television programs and movies. Your student’s favorite streaming sus is Netflix. This refers to a person’s place in line. If they get in front of a person who has been waiting longer, then it’s polite to get after it. This conveys an enthusiasm to take action. Your student employs this term instead of traditional standards such as “let’s roll” or “bring it on.” This means to chase a difficult or impossible dream. Your student wants to develop a lifelike robot to complete all their homework, and so they must get after it. This acronym means “fixing information technology.” Your student wants to find a job that requires FIT. This acronym means “fat in transition,” meaning that one is currently eating. Your student enjoys a donut and notes how it’s a FIT moment. This refers to fashion apparel. Your student refers to their ensemble as a “fit” instead of the formal term “outfit.” This refers to a disingenuous excuse to avoid a social event. Your student missed the party, as they felt sic. This expresses a manufactured or faked illness. Your student can’t attend poetry class, as they’re stricken with a “sicness” called Whitman-itis. This conveys approval. Your student describes something this way instead of more orthodox expressions like “cool,” “awesome,” or the now-defunct “tubular.” This refers to a style of clothing. Your student prefers a trendy, salty look. This expresses agitation. Your student gets salty when someone else annoys them or insults their character. This conveys an ironic description of bland food. Your student thinks their mashed potatoes are salty (i.e., flavorless). This conveys satisfaction with one’s current state. Your student employs the term in lieu of common phrases such as “doing well.” This expresses the intense desire to go shopping. Your student simply cannot wait to gucci up the department stores this weekend. This articulates a strong preference for cotton clothing. Your student would never wear velvet or wool, as they have a gucci preference. This portmanteau blends the words “jogging” and “modeling” to mean a person looks nice even while exercising. Your student can’t possibly JOMO if they sweat too vigorously. This acronym shortens “jumping on mandarin oranges,” which identifies an absurd situation. Your student describes an awkward situation as JOMO. This acronym shortens “joy of missing out.” Your student feels glad they did not have to take part in an activity. This phrase refers to a popular ice cream. Your student rather enjoys the orange-flavored Big Yikes bar. This expression articulates inauthentic or faked fear. Your student is not scared of public speaking—the presentation will be a big yikes. This term articulates a more-intense-than-normal mistake. Instead of a situation that merits a non-adjective “yikes,” your student adds a descriptor to convey severity. Can You Guess This Teen Slang? [QUIZ]
Hey there, that’s a perfect score. We even tried to trick you. Way to go, teach. You’re totally not cheugy!
You got 90% right, but you’re a 100% wonderful teacher!
80% of time, you know exactly what they’re saying. Those are good odds.
Eh, maybe not the best score in the world. If you let your students retake tests, you could definitely give yourself the same courtesy.
Either you’re not long on the evolution of slang, or you’re too busy grading and lesson planning to bother. That’s fine with us--we still think you’re cool.
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