- Which slang term from your youth, no longer in common use, do you remember fondly? I was a ’90s kid, and I said “talk to the hand” and “whatever” a lot as a sassy, attitude-filled child.
- What slang do you still use, ‘though it’s no longer in common use? I still do say “whatever” a lot, and “sweet.” Do the kids say “sweet” these days?
- Which current (or sorta recent) slang terms do you particularly like? I like “lit” and “stan,” although I don’t really use them.
- Which slang terms, past or present, do you especially dislike? I hate “bae”! And I hated that period of time when people said “preggo” or “preggers” instead of “pregnant.”
- What slang terms are specific to your geographical region? I mean, have you heard of Pittsburghese? We’re known for “yinz” in particular, but there’s a number of other words, phrases, and pronunciations unique to the area. Some have suggested that it’s largely a class thing–that blue-collar workers in particular use it–but I’d argue it’s age, too. I know very few people my age who do, save a few “yinz”s thrown into texts.
From Friday 5.