Top 10 Things Teenagers Say These Days

Top 10 Things Teenagers Say These Days

We have to live with them. We look after them. We enjoy their ability to divert, but we are frequently left in the dark about what they are saying, especially when they utilize popular slang terminology.

Top 10 things kids say these days


This is another way of describing that someone or something is excessive or excessive. “She is so extra,” for example. She can’t stop talking about Karen.” Extra can also be used to make fun of oneself.


What do pretzels, the sea, and your adolescent all have in common? All of them have the potential to be quite salty – in your teen’s case, angry, unhappy, or bitter. It can also relate to being envious of another person’s accomplishment, as in “my bestie got all salty when I beat her for the lead in the school play.”


You should not be concerned if your teen mentions that someone or something has been stolen. It’s a complement, and it could sound like this: “I love those sneakers! They’ve been snatched up.”


Yeet can be used as a standalone statement of delight (“Yeet! It’s the weekend!”) or as a verb that usually alludes to hurling something with force (“If this latte contains froth, I’m going to yeet it in the garbage.”). In 2014, a 13-year-old named Lil Meatball helped a #Yeet dance go viral on the short-form video platform Vine.


This is a method to characterise anything you want to keep quiet, to use one of our old slang terms, or something you don’t want to overemphasise. For example, “I can’t wait for this school year to be over… I’m not going to tell my parents about it.”


In contrast, highkey is used to indicate anything that you want to accentuate. For example, “I can’t wait for this day to be over!” I want to shout it from the mountaintops.”

I’m no longer alive.

You may have noticed this in several of BuzzFeed’s “article” headlines. The phrase “I’m dead” refers to your teen laughing so hard that she is dying with laughter.


Slay is a phrase that means someone looks wonderful or does an outstanding job at something. “Girl, you slayed in that game!” one friend could exclaim to another. “I can’t believe you got so many points.”

Direct Fire

Straight fire is also known as “on the up and up” or “better than everyone else.” It can also refer to something that is really heated. Not in the sense of temperature, but in the positive sense of “That’s hot!”

Netflix and Chill

This one sounds good, doesn’t it? Maybe you’re at work right now thinking about how lovely it would be to curl up on the couch with a pint of ice cream and watch Netflix tonight. Unfortunately, when your daughter says it, it means she is using it as a cover to have someone over (or go over their place) to make out and potentially more…

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