January 15th, 2021

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friday 5: slang

From f.riday5.com/
Which slang term from your youth, no longer in common use, do you remember fondly?

I had to google 90s slang terms. I think they all deserve to come back, and I'm going to start with "don't even go there!"

What slang do you still use, ‘though it’s no longer in common use?

"whatever" never went out of style did it? that's a good one.

Which current (or sorta recent) slang terms do you particularly like?

I don't know but the shrug emoji gets SO MUCH USE that I've almost started using it verbally. I'll just say "shrug". I also like speaking in GIF. you can describe what some famous gif is doing and people understand you and we have a whole new way to express ourselves now.

There's a classic episode of "star trek the next generation" called "darmok" about a civilization that speaks only in story references. So they say "darmok and jalad at tanagra" and it kind of translates to "some guys winning a thing together and becoming friends" but the enterprise translator can't get it.

I actually think this could happen to us if we get too far into inside jokes and GIFs, but I'm okay with it. I like metaphors. they've got electrolytes. they're like a box of chocolates. every time we use one, an angel gets his wings.

Which slang terms, past or present, do you especially dislike?

I don't know how to use "fam" elegantly in sentences so I'll vote for that one.

What slang terms are specific to your geographical region?

According to memes about the midwest we say "oh hey I'm just going to slip by you here" when somebody is in our way. done it! is this really just a midwest thing though?