LIFESTYLE
29/05/2018 06:05 SAST

WATCH: Older Gay Men Try Out 'New Gay Slang' In Fun Video

A trio of older gay men offer their collective take on terms and expressions used by younger members of the queer community – and there is confusion!

A trio of older gay men offer their collective take on terms and expressions used by younger members of the queer community for a fun new video.

The clip ― released last Tuesday by Grindr's online lifestyle magazine, INTO ― finds the men sounding off on popular slang phrases like "werk," "extra" and, of course, "yas kween."

As the video progresses, the men offer off-the-cuff observations, as well as bits of sage advice, to their younger counterparts.

"You guys are watching too much RuPaul," one quips in the clip, which had been viewed more 114,000 times as of Friday afternoon. Adds another, "This is the kind of thing the Kardashians would sit around and do all afternoon."

If the video has an underlying message, it's that the LGBTQ+ community, which is often criticised for internalised ageism, stands to benefit from more intergenerational reflection. Translation: feisty old gay dudes can be just as spicy; they just speak a different language...