By Skylar Doege:
We all know that slang changes almost too fast for us to keep up with, except for teens. No one can truly predict when something is going to catch on and become the next big thing. It can also be difficult to predict when those same phrases will finally go out of style. There are several popular phrases right now as we are reaching the halfway point through 2016.
Snatched is the new “fleck.” It’s used to describe anything that looks really good or on point. Anything from your eyebrows to your outfit can be snatched. If you’re eyebrows are slaying, they’re snatched.
Sus comes from the word suspect. It’s the Internet’s word for sketchy or shady. Remember from the movie Mean Girls when Cady Heron gave Regina Kalteen bars to “lose weight?” That was sus.
The definition of turnt is to “turn up” or to party. You get turnt by being loose and wild or engaging in a party-like atmosphere. The definition came around after the song “Turn Down For What” by Lil John was released.
Ship is one of the newest and most important terms on the Internet. It comes from the word relationship. You “ship” the two people you want to be in a relationship. So, if I think that Alex and Jo should be together from Grey’s Anatomy, then I ship Alex and Jo.
Many teens create and use new slang words all the time. We’ll never really know when they will fade, but we do know it won’t be too long before new slang words will emerge.