SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – How to explain this…
Every single year new words are added to the dictionary on paper and in friend groups. Best buds shorten one another’s names to save time and random words appear out of thin air to encapsulate the meaning of something popular in that time.
You will not find these combinations of letters that make a full word at tea time with croissants or during a political debate, rather a group of friends enjoying a beverage at a bar or college students strung throughout a wide campus.
These new words are slang.
According to the Oxford dictionary, slang is, “a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.”
It is how you speak with your peers to feel included and understand what the conversation is about.
Communication can be argued as one of the most important elements to successful human relationships. Slang is often used more times around younger generations than older generations. Using both Syracuse students’ knowledge and my own, the goal of this package is to teach the older crowd a few words of slang that can bridge the age gap between the two.
The first word is “Bussin’. Bussin’ describes anything that is really good. It could be a meal you are sharing with friends that tastes fantastic to a new pair of Air Jordan’s that are straight Bussin’.
“Slay” refers to cheering your friends on when they are doing a good job at anything. From crushing a history exam to seeing your bestie get a job at the designer firm.
When walking outside and the weather feels rather freezing where a coat and gloves are pretty much an essential, the word cold is no longer needed. “Brick” will suffice to describe the frigid temperatures when you are out and about with friends.
If a smell downtown or on the bricks of Marshall street in Syracuse, New York tickle your nose, picking out the strong smell can be called, “loud.”
Last, but certainly not least, Rizz. The four-letter word encapsulates having good game in flirting. Casual and effortless or talkative and upfront. No matter how you swing the bat, if you pull a number or make a good impression, you are spitting Rizz.
All five words of slang are just a few of this years new words that have been added to the young generations vocabulary list that can be looked at as aid for the older generations to come closer through the connection of known slang.