What are the hep cats spoutin’?
A thread over at Ask MetaFilter is enlightening folks on current slang.
As a Gen-Xer, I usually find myself pseudo-ironically using “rad” or “awesome” whenever I think something is totally killer. When a friend asked what word college students use now-a-days, I had to admit that I’m officially an out of touch old fogey. I know “cool” has spanned decades of continued usage, but what are the real generation-defining phrases of today’s 18-year-olds?
<h3>Best New Slang Alternatives to "Cool":</h3> <ol> <li>Book</li> <li>Moist</li> <li>Official</li> <li>Shiny</li> <li>Key</li> <li>Bloody Uber</li> <li>Unstoppable</li> <li>Toxic</li> <li>Capital</li> </ol> My personal favorite: Fucking Awesome