Back in June, I posted this blog where I had my sister, Natalee, and my parents guess the definitions of some popular slang words. It was an educational experience for all. So much so that I thought we should do it again.
Gotta keep up with the times, you know?
Here’s how they did:
Urban Dictionary Definition: short for suspect; suspicious
Natalee’s Guess: I think it means, that’s what’s up. Like, you wanna tell me I have tacos tonight? Sus.
Dad’s Guess: Short for suspect, like when a kid is talking in code and says, “I think my parents sus me.”
Mom’s Guess: I went for: “seems you suck.” S.U.S.
2) Shoot your shot
Urban Dictionary Definition: to take a chance no matter if your fail or not, especially regarding someone you’re interested in.
Natalee’s Guess: Go for it, bro. Shoot your shot. Live your life. Get your dreams.
Dad’s Guess: Hit me with your best shot. Whatever you throw at me, I can take it.
Mom’s Guess: Tell me your opinion, let me know what you think.
Urban Dictionary Definition: gossip or personal information; the scoop; news.
Natalee’s Guess: gossip. Like, that’s the tea. That’s the word on the street.
Dad’s Guess: Awake. Like I’m still on the tea. Or if you were drunk you’d say, “I can’t drive, I’m still on the tea.”
Mom’s Guess: I think it’s like saying, “got it.” We’re gonna go down to the shore and fish? TEA.
Urban Dictionary Definition: evidence or proof, often in the form of screenshots.
Natalee’s Guess: I’ve heard this and I know Taylor Swift talked about this but I don’t actually know what it means. In the song she sings “they got their receipts and reasons” so I’m going to say facts, but not actual facts. Evidence.
Dad’s Guess: I think it means I understand. If someone told you they weren’t interested, you would say I totally understand, receipts.
Mom’s Guess: Taking it all in. Receipts. Got it.
Urban Dictionary Definition: abbreviation for “before anyone else”; baby; sweetie.
Natalee’s Guess: I know what this one stands for but I said before anything else, because I like to associate it with more than humans. For example, Laycee (our family dog) is my bae.
Dad’s Guess: Boyfriend or husband. I would be mom’s bae.
Mom’s Guess: It means before all others, right? Bae? Wait. No. Before…all…wait I have to know it now. Before anyone else! That’s it!
6) Thirst Trap
Urban Dictionary Definition: a sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media with the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attention.
Natalee’s Guess: When you’re trying to get at someone. Like posting a dirty picture to get someone to pay attention to you.
Dad’s Guess: A bar. Like if you were driving around you might say I’m going to stop at the first thirst trap I see.
Mom’s Guess: I said the same thing: a bar!
7) Throwing shade
Urban Dictionary Definition: to diss someone without actually saying their name but making it obvious who you are talking about.
Natalee’s Guess: Insulting someone. I’m coming for you because I don’t like you. You have a dumb face. OOH, shade was thrown.
Dad’s Guess: Talking shit behind someone’s back. As in, why is Natalee throwing so much shade at me?
Mom’s Guess: Talking crap.
Urban Dictionary Definition: an exclamation used to express excitement; a word one may scream while propelling an object through the air at alarming speeds and heights.
Natalee’s Guess: I’m sorry, what? I have no idea. Maybe drugs? Like, “hey you got any yeet on ya? Can I score some yeet?”
Dad’s Guess: Yeah, I’m stumped on this one. Is it when you eat when you’re not hungry? I’ve been yeeting all day for no reason.
Mom’s Guess: A teenager that’s trouble. That one’s a yeet.
Urban Dictionary Definition: a versatile slang term based on the luxury fashion brand meaning okay/good/great/awesome/fresh/etc.
Natalee’s Guess: It’s all good. What’s Gucci? What’s good? What’s cracking?
Dad’s Guess: If you’re wearing it and it’s Gucci, it’s expensive. This belt is totally Gucci.
Mom’s Guess: I thought similar to dad. If you’re talking about somebody and say “oh, she’s Gucci,” it means she’s rich.
Urban Dictionary Definition: abbreviation for “fixing to”. Normally means “going to”.
Natalee’s Guess: Trying to. Like I’m finna get full on tacos tonight.
Dad’s Guess: You completed your task, whatever it might have been. If you wanted to get drunk and you did, you’d say, I’m finna drunk.
Mom’s Guess: She’s finna. As in, she’s fake, she’s plastic, she’s not real.