If you often hear words or phrases that you can't find in the dictionary, or your kids say things that makes no sense to you at all, it's safe to assume you're pretty much over the hill, so to speak. Old-school, neh?
So, for everyone who keeps asking themselves, what the hell does that even mean? -- HuffPost SA has compiled an urban dictionary of words and phrases you should know so you don't get FOMO.
FOMO -- Fear of missing out
The word FOMO stands for "fear of missing out". When you simply feel you're missing out on things, FOMO is the word to use.
Eg: Drake is coming to South Africa and I cannot go, I'm suffering from FOMO.
GOAT -- Greatest of all time
When someone is referred to as a GOAT, they are not talking about the animal, GOAT in this day and age means greatest of all time.
Eg: Lionel Messi is the GOAT in football.
Dab -- Hip-hop dance move
The dab, popularised by US hip-hop trio Migos, is a dance move that has become part of the hip-hop culture and is the easiest and best dance move you can master.
Lit -- It is hot
When its lit, it is hot. So when you hear people say "ku lit", just know that it is hot.
Eg: It's lit fam.
Fam -- Family
Fam is just short for family, so next time call your family "fam", and you will see the reaction from the youngins.
Issa -- It is
Slang can definitely make the English language more fun. Issa is the colloquial version of 'it is".
Eg: Issa problem, Issa Boy, Issa love thing, Issa amazing.
Bae -- Baby
When someone calls you bae, know that you are their love, their baby, their sweety pie. Bae has become a cooler name to call your girlfriend/boyfriend.
Eg: This is bae.
TBH -- To be honest
TBH, this needs no explanation.
SMH -- Shaking my head
SMH, you still don't get it?
TMI -- Too much information
I didn't need to know that, TMI!
IRL -- In real life
Can we meet IRL?
STFU -- Shut the f*ck up
Slay -- To kick ass
When you slay, you've killed it. You have succeeded in something amazing.
Same WhatsApp Group -- We are the same
Comparing people with similarities can now be classified as being in the same WhatsApp group.
NSFW -- Not safe for work
If you are a naughty fella and someone sends you something with the caption NSFW, just know that it is not safe for work.
Jiggy -- Cool
If you're jiggy, that means you are cool
Spicy -- Being dramatic
Like Salt Bae, he is always acting spicy...
Black Twitter -- Black Twitter
The quickest way to get fame/popularity.. is to get Black Twitter to hate u. For some reason.. they give all their energy 2 ppl they dislike— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) September 19, 2017
LOL -- Laughing out loud