Decoding teen talk over turkey dinner

As everyone gathers for Thanksgiving Dinner to talk turkey, there may be some unintelligible chatter from the younger crowd such as “Yeet!” or “Skeet.”

Sure, this juvenile jargon is just a part of growing up, a rite of passage that helps kids feel connected, accepted and independent. And of course, there’s the added bonus of keeping
parents and other grownups in the dark.

So, in the spirit of supporting good, familial conversation on Thanksgiving Day, we’re providing a primer for today’s teen talk. Bone up on this dialect and you’ll be the coolest grownup on the block. (Or, at least you’ll know what they are up to.)

Finna: Fixing to do something
Yeet: A way to express excitement over something
Skeet: Let’s go
Dip: To leave
Low key: To keep something confidential between friends
High key: I don’t care who knows
Gualla: Money
Curve: To reject someone romantically
Geekin: Laughing too hard and too loud
Salty: Talking in a sassy or bitter way
Huggle: Hug and snuggle
Ship: Abbreviation for relationship
Thirsty: Desperate, impatient, or overly eager
Dime: A very attractive person
Fam: Very good friend or family member

Source: McAfee


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