Even if you are “with the times” or “down wit-it,” the lingo the cool kids are saying these days still may be too groovy for you to comprehend.
The Oxford English Dictionary just named the word of the year for 2014—Vape. Not sure what it is? It means to inhale the vapor through an electronic cigarette.
Here is a list of the top words and phrases from 2014. Don’t study too hard, though. They are likely to change within the next, oh, 365 days.
Acronym for “Before Anyone Else” (and don’t pretend like you knew that’s what it stood for, because you didn’t), this can be a best friend or a significant other.
Example: “Want to go out tonight, bro? Naaa I’m chillin’ with the bae.”
The opinion of your bro or friend, also used to gain reassurance about a choice.
Example: “Hey what do you think of her? I need your bropinion.”
Simply put, what’s up? What’s good? What’s going on? Also a surefire way to look like an idiot.
Example: “What’s Gucci?” “Eyyy! Just getting ready for tonight’s party!”
Post Party Depression. The feeling of regret or shame you have following a night involving too many drinks, questionable actions, and probably a failed attempt to dance on a table, because that never works out well…
Example: “I’m having a major PPD. I was able to sulk for the 2-mile walk of shame I had back home, though. I think I still have puke in my hair. I didn’t even throw up last night.”
The act of randomly swiping left or right on Tinder in hopes for the best. Not quite as bad as a true blind date, but maybe you’ll find your next bae!
Example: “I’m bored. Let’s blind Tinder and see who we get!”
I Did it for the Vine
A short six-second video, usually a sequence to show a funny story or action, where almost all your poor choices that are captured on video can be instantly justified by shouting “I DID IT FOR THE VINE!”
Example: “At what point did you think it would be a good idea to pie that cop?” “I DID IT FOR THE VINE!”
To not care, the act of giving zero ****s.
Example: “Oh shoot, do we have an exam today!? Just kidding, I don’t care. #NoFux.”
Anyone, male or female, who is unoriginal or boring.
Example: “It’s fall. UGG boots, pumpkin spice everything and basic b*tches everywhere.”
Because a simple excited “yes” would be too “basic” for us. This is for truly exciting events or reactions.
Example: “YAAAAAAAAASSSSSS! THAT HOT GUY STANDING ACROSS THE ROOM IN MY LECTURE HALL WALKED BY ME TODAY. I BET TOMORROW HE WILL LOOK AT ME. YAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!”
An exceptionally well-dressed man donning a European style and probably a stylish haircut.
Example: “Ehh, he’s not really my type. That guy over there in the teal pants and sweater rocking the Euro look? Yeah, I’m all about that.”
A hot shower with a cold beer. Individually unique but together complete. It’s really one of the finer things in life. Try it just once.
Example: “I can’t wait to get home. I had such a long day, all I want is a nice bower and Netflix.”
The act of getting wild, crazy, or the intention of going out to have a good time, this usually involves some sort of alcoholic beverage, or you know, like 12. This is not to be confused with getting “turnt up,” which is the steps prior to actually being in a state of “turnt.”
Example: “Friday night. That only means one thing. TIME TO GET TURNT! YAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!”
To dodge something or someone. This phrase originated from Kanye West’s “Mercy.”
Example: “Yo dawg, your sweater is ridiculous!” “Yo face ridiculous. Swerve!”