22 Slang Words from 2019 That We Can’t Stand
TBH, this Gucci list is dank AF, k? (If you can say that out loud with a straight face you are stronger than we are.)
The purpose of slang words
Slang serves an important purpose in society—it helps language evolve and gives people an easy way to “fit in” and feel part of the group. Often slang words draw heavily from pop culture and become a fun insider joke. And then there are the other types of slang words, that divide us instead of bringing us together, the words used to shame, demean, ostracize, and hurt others. While these things can be subjective, here are the slang words from 2019 we’d love to see deleted before 2020 starts! Find out the brand new words added to the dictionary in 2019.
Millennials have fired the next volley in the war of the generation with just two words: “OK, boomer.” We could explain why the 60-year-olds are beefing with the 30-year-olds but honestly, we don’t care. Can’t we all just be a little nicer to each other and recognize that people of every generation make good contributions to society? Check out the best cities to live in for every generation.
Pronounced visko, VSCO, is an app for editing photos but like so many apps these days it’s taken on a life beyond the digital sphere, embodying a certain type of breezy aesthetic as modeled by “VSCO girls.” They’re adorable but at best it feels like using kids for marketing and at worst it’s objectifying young women. Find out the best and worst times of day to take selfies so you can stop relying on those filers in the first place.
This is modern slang for an old-fashioned “whore.” It’s a crude term some people use to describe women or girls who do things they consider “slutty,” like sending nudes or sexting with lots of different people. It’s demeaning and gross and the fact that there’s no male equivalent says a lot about the societal double standard. Instead, build people up and give one of these 52 little compliments guaranteed to make anyone smile.
The luxury brand name has become synonymous with “really great” and “very cool,” as in “That’s Gucci” or “Those shoes are Gucci.” It was cute the first 100 times. Then Lil’ Pump came out with Gucci Gang and we all heard the word so much it lost all meaning. If you think that’s odd, check out these strange slang terms from the Roaring ’20s.
Popular on Tinder, this word just means to have sex. But did we really need another euphemism for sex? And even if we did, did we need one that sounds so… painful? Before you venture on to Tinder, make sure you know these 10 slang words used on dating sites.
Calling someone basic means that they’re boring and only like things other people like. But why shame people for what they like? There’s so little joy in the world as it is, let people have whatever makes them happy, even if it’s not your thing. Don’t miss these 11 words that capture feelings you didn’t even know you had.
Butts are in. So are selfies. Which is how we arrived at peak belfie, or butt selfie. You can’t scroll through social media these days without seeing a (usually photoshopped) butt, or five. Can we drop the cutesy slang pretense and just admit people like butts and that’s fine? Don’t miss these 14 surprising facts about selfies.
Never has so much been said by one single letter—a letter oozing with disdain. Texting a single “k”—uncapitalized with no punctuation—to someone is technically a short version of “OK.” But these days it is slang for “You’re boring and annoying. Never talk to me again. Or do. I don’t care. You’re nothing to me.” Find out 16 more text abbreviations you really need to know by now.
If someone is desperate for attention and will do anything to get it, they’re a “thirst trap.” But wanting attention is a very basic human need and instead of shaming people for trying to get it, perhaps we should be focusing on teaching them better ways to connect with others. Instead of calling someone a name, try these 10 ways healthy people handle rejection.