[00:00:08] Speaker A: Hello, friends, loyal listeners, and bears everywhere. Welcome to another episode of the Sound Marriott Northeast State Community College's official podcast. We're here with another episode coming to you from the entertainment technology Sound Lab on the Blumville campus here in the old TVC build thing. I'm one of your co hosts, Tom Wilson, along with my fellow co hosts Matt Poole and Mackenzie Moore. Gent. April Allen, you're not with us today, but you are in spirit. Today's episode kind of different. We're talking about language today. Different variations of English language and slang terms and what they mean generationally just to different segments of the population, be to teenagers, 20 somethings, 30 somethings, even if you go back to the 1990s, boy, that was a long time ago.
What are some of the words now? This has been done non scientifically researched, although I will say I think we all have sources. I have an unimpeachable source from Abingdon High School who has filled me in on some things.
But where have we gotten our sources? And what are kind of some of the modern slang words of 2023 we're all hearing out there?
[00:01:13] Speaker B: Yeah. So because I teach dual enrollment, I am filled with a plethora of different slang terms. So I have enough to probably go on for a few hours. But one of the things that has come up to me is, and I found hilarious is whenever the students say, Let me cook.
So I guess what they mean by that, whenever they're going or doing something, either presenting or like for one guy, he was just braiding some girl's hair. And I'm like, what are you doing over there? We should keep our hands to ourselves over there. He's like, Hold on, Mr. Poole. Let me cook. And I'm like, let him cook. You're not cooking. But he's saying to me, let me show my skills right now and let me see this action through. So I thought that one was pretty funny from that kid.
[00:02:01] Speaker A: Let me cook.
[00:02:02] Speaker C: Yeah, that's new to me. I've not heard that one.
[00:02:05] Speaker A: I hear that a lot on, like, sports broadcasts.
[00:02:08] Speaker B: Do you?
[00:02:08] Speaker A: It's the quarterback. Let so and so cook.
[00:02:11] Speaker B: Okay.
[00:02:11] Speaker A: ESTN, I think, took that one maybe and ran with it.
[00:02:14] Speaker B: I've heard it probably it would make sense, especially in sports.
[00:02:20] Speaker A: One of the more interesting ones I was told about was Riz.
[00:02:25] Speaker B: Riz.
[00:02:25] Speaker A: The rizz.
[00:02:26] Speaker C: One of my favorites.
[00:02:27] Speaker A: The short for charisma. Is that right? McKinsey? What do you know?
[00:02:32] Speaker C: Yeah, you've got charisma, you've got the riz, you've got that it factor that just attracts people, is what I get from that phrase.
[00:02:40] Speaker B: Yeah, the ability to charm and woo somebody with either you're saying something or like an outfit that you're wearing trying to riz somebody up is what I will hear. And followed by W riz, which the W just stands for win. So they're just confirming that the riz was in fact, smooth or adequate or correct. Or whatever the case is. I heard that just yesterday at Sullivan East, they had, like, their spirit week for homecoming, and some of the teachers were wearing, like, men in black suits. And so one of the students said, Mr. So and so. I won't say his name, but Mr. So and so. You got that w riz. And I was like, all right, whatever that means.
[00:03:25] Speaker A: But just confirming that what he was.
[00:03:27] Speaker B: Wearing was, in fact, adequate or impressive.
[00:03:33] Speaker A: Yeah, it's apparently a big thing. Flirting, too. It's like, So and so has risen her. He's putting a riz on her. The riz god is backing.
[00:03:41] Speaker B: Yes.
[00:03:42] Speaker A: That's apparently drunk around quite a bit.
[00:03:46] Speaker B: I'm more familiar with that. People like using it for being flirtatious and things like that. They're rizzing somebody up. Rizz, God, things like that. Those phrases just crack me up. I'm like, that doesn't even sound like the English language a lot of the time with what you all are saying.
Oh, goodness. One of the things that I've picked up, too, is whenever they'll say, and I don't know why, they've just short, but with everything, it seems like it's just shorting these words up. But they'll say instead of we used to say it's giving blank vibes. So if somebody is academically inclined, we'll say that they're giving scholarly vibes or scholar vibes. But now there's no vibes. We take that away. They just say it's giving scholar. And so I was like, okay, whatever. It just sounds odd to me whenever because I'm so used to them saying it's giving blank vibes and there's no vibes at the end. So that threw me off. Threw me for a little I'm still getting adjusted to that one.
[00:04:48] Speaker C: Yeah, that's big. And I've seen that a lot in fandoms online, especially. I'm a Swifty myself, so I see it a lot under Taylor Swift updates from all these pictures. Like, oh, it's giving folklore, like an album name or something like that. And that's, you know, you just know what that means.
[00:05:05] Speaker B: Exactly.
[00:05:05] Speaker C: It just kind of evolved to that, to where everyone just like, consensually was just like, okay, yeah, that makes sense. Let's just go with this, right? Exactly.
[00:05:13] Speaker B: And thank you for mentioning Taylor Swift so we can hit that algorithm and get maybe some more views.
[00:05:19] Speaker C: This one's for you, too. Swift, I love.
[00:05:23] Speaker B: I mean, she's been huge as of recently, but especially more so within football, too. But yeah, I noticed with videos relating to Taylor Swift, they will say it's giving album name or something. And it's often referred to being at a concert or listening to Taylor Swift in general. So I've seen a big shift with saying that associated with T. Swift.
[00:05:46] Speaker A: Yeah. Did you see the I'm going to go off on an aside here about Taylor Swift so we can hit that algorithm again.
[00:05:55] Speaker B: Can't too much kids.
[00:05:57] Speaker A: The Heinz company, there was a post on Twitter by a social media by a Taylor Swift fan page about she was eating, like, chicken wings with something appeared like ketchup and what appears to be ranch.
[00:06:10] Speaker B: Yes.
[00:06:11] Speaker A: Hines came out within days of a limited edition flavor of ketchup and appears to be ranch.
[00:06:17] Speaker B: Yes, I did see that.
[00:06:19] Speaker C: Yes.
[00:06:20] Speaker B: I'm glad you mentioned that.
[00:06:21] Speaker A: And also, NFL.com Travis Kelsey's jersey sales up 500% within hours of that gain.
[00:06:30] Speaker B: Exactly. He gained, like, over 800,000 followers on Instagram. I mean, his stock just blew up. He was already and there was this funny trend on TikTok where they were where the girlfriends or whatever of the boyfriend or wives of the husband would tell the husband, hey, isn't it weird how Taylor Swift put Travis Kelsey on the map? And Travis Kelsey is like, one of the best tight ends in the league. Like, he's hall of Famer material already. And so they would film the husbands just being and here's another key term looping in here. Triggered. They were triggered. So that means, I guess, just upset or something hit a bone in them that they don't like. And so they will respond verbally with, like, no, he's one of the best tight ends in the league. How dare you? Taylor Swift did not put Travis Kelsey on the map. But it's just funny because in the Swifties world, whole different ballgame. They don't understand football as much. So I can understand that perspective, but it was mainly a joke because I think even the Swifties know how much of a good football player Travis Kelsey is. So it's just funny to see those worlds intertwined. And like you said, just how much social influence Taylor Swift has just in general. I mean, it seems like everything she touches, it just explodes.
[00:07:51] Speaker A: If you have Swifties, then you are the riz well, goddess, in that case.
[00:07:58] Speaker B: Exactly.
[00:07:59] Speaker A: The Riz goddess and the Riz god coming together there, apparently. Apparently so. Anyway, all that aside, another one, another word that has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, or at least this different meaning. Slay.
[00:08:16] Speaker B: Yes.
[00:08:17] Speaker A: SL a y. The OED has confirmed this as legit.
[00:08:21] Speaker B: Really?
[00:08:22] Speaker A: Slay is here to stay.
The OED has added it as a meaning to be extremely impressive, stylish or successful. Then you're just slay. And it's not used to modify anything. So and so is just slay.
[00:08:36] Speaker B: Yes.
[00:08:37] Speaker C: That one's been around for a while, too. It seems like it stuck around. I like that. I mean, I always liked the slay term. I think I remember that coming out when I was probably just out of high school, maybe 2015 ish, and that one stuck around. I don't know. I wonder what makes a word like a terminology like that stick around and what makes others kind of just kind of fade out. Like, Yeet. I never hear yeet anymore, ever. I love that one.
[00:09:04] Speaker B: Yeah. I think people still will say it, but yeah, it may not be as popular as it once was. And that's a good question.
Who is the individual or group of individuals that are signing off on what fades out versus what stays? That has always perplexed me.
[00:09:20] Speaker A: Yeah, language in general, yeet is a legitimate term for well, we won't get into that. Yeah, yeet's kind of legitimate, but it's.
[00:09:29] Speaker B: Been turned into something else or a different meaning.
[00:09:32] Speaker C: Sort of a different like, I would use yeet as a term. Like, I used to work logistics at Harbor Freight, so I was like in the back stalking, grabbing boxes. And if I were to throw a box down because I needed it later, I would say to my coworkers, I'm going to yeet this one down. Like, throw it down.
[00:09:49] Speaker A: You get Yeeted if you're sus another suspect.
[00:09:54] Speaker B: They are sus. Yeah, suspect.
[00:09:57] Speaker A: Seems like that's been around a long time, too.
[00:09:59] Speaker B: Yeah, it seems like it's been around for a good bit. I haven't heard the dual enrollment students use Sus in a little while, but it was definitely there popular for a while, especially. I don't know if it's associate this shows how out of loop I am. But there's this game, this app where there's like, an imposter and you have to play this game on this app and you have to guess who the imposter is and things like that. I can't believe the name of it isn't coming to me. And they would always say, like, this person is Sus among us. Among us, yes, that is correct.
[00:10:32] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:10:33] Speaker B: Yes. Among us. I don't know if that's where Sus came from, but whenever I was playing that game, that's where I would always see Suss at. So I would have to check my sources for that. But yeah, it seems to have been popular there for a minute and then may have faded out just a little bit.
[00:10:50] Speaker A: Does the gaming industry or the gamers, that whole universe has its own vocabulary, too.
[00:10:55] Speaker B: Yeah, I think that's where a lot of it comes from, too, in my perspective, is the gaming community. They come up with different terminology in it because I'll see them say they'll talk to the chat and say, hey, chat. And then they'll do it in person and people will just jokingly say like, hey, chat, or things like that.
So that's just something that I've noticed.
[00:11:19] Speaker A: So and so enters the chat or some concept or person or something. As in a lot of comment sections, you'll hear, see, so and so has entered the chat. And it's usually done in a kind of a snarky way, but there's a bunch of YouTube comments when somebody will comment on some video and one of the replies will be, so and so has entered the chat. And then you'll get a little comment war going on. But just the syntax of words and how they change and how every little small market group, whatever, has its own vocabulary.
[00:11:55] Speaker B: Yeah, it's amazing. Yeah, just like with different cultures. They have different ways in which they speak and utilize words. And so, again, it's going even further in the micro with different groups of individuals gaming versus whoever else.
Something I've also heard, too, is, he's him?
And so I'm like, yeah, I'm him. What are you talking about? I'm a him. They're referring to me or another individual being the man or a dominant figure. So they will also say like nicknames, like hemi Neutron.
[00:12:36] Speaker A: Hemi Neutron.
[00:12:37] Speaker B: And, yeah, if you say he's him, then apparently they're the man. And going off on that.
If you are called king or queen, I'll hear commonly go off king.
They'll say that to me, and I say, I have no clue what you're referring to, but I'll go with it. But apparently a king or a queen, whenever you're just referring to an individual as that is, a male or a female who's highly regarded or appreciated.
[00:13:10] Speaker A: Okay.
[00:13:12] Speaker B: So, yeah, they'll say go off, which means, like, nice work or praise and encouragement for whatever you're doing or to keep doing whatever it is that you're doing.
I never understood it at first, but after doing my research, I see where it's adding up.
[00:13:27] Speaker A: Now, queen.
Also, another one, I'm told, is it's kind of hit or miss, but it's out there is Drip. You see that on a few commercials, but Drip with, like, a lot of design kind of stuff. Your clothes or whatever is your room is whatever, has got the Drip of the latest fashion decor, whatever it is.
But it doesn't necessarily mean something super designer. It can mean a certain look or a certain I don't know. What am I trying to say?
If you look kind of like a hippie, if you look kind of like maybe a punk rocker or a preppy or whatever, but Drip kind of goes across all terms. It isn't necessarily expensive clothes. It seems to be, according to what I am told, it's just a fashion look that you kind of own.
[00:14:21] Speaker B: Okay. Got you. So it's just like an overall category to explain different like an aesthetic.
[00:14:31] Speaker C: You see, I always thought that drip was, like, designer, like, exclusive to Gucci and things like that. I didn't know that it ranged across just how it looks, the aesthetic behind it.
[00:14:42] Speaker B: Okay. It's just that person's drip, not inherently like a particular area of focus, just the overall your clothing, it probably did.
[00:14:52] Speaker A: Like you said, probably was like, the Gucci or the brands, but then it.
[00:14:55] Speaker B: Kind of that would make sense.
[00:14:56] Speaker C: And then it evolved.
[00:14:56] Speaker A: It seems like it's broadened according to what, like you said, a certain like now, that aesthetic, it could be very expensive, but look, like, maybe not so expensive, but nonetheless, there's a certain personal aesthetic that goes with it.
[00:15:15] Speaker C: I like that. Now everyone can have their own drip.
[00:15:17] Speaker A: There you go. That's right.
[00:15:18] Speaker C: That's good.
[00:15:19] Speaker A: Yeah.
[00:15:20] Speaker B: It's not exclusive.
[00:15:21] Speaker A: No.
[00:15:23] Speaker C: I don't know what my Drip would be, though, I guess. Cat lady. Is that my drip?
Is that accurate.
[00:15:33] Speaker A: Accounting? Cat?
[00:15:34] Speaker C: How do you use it in a sentence? Could you use drip in a sentence again?
[00:15:39] Speaker A: Look at that drip. You look fabulous.
[00:15:42] Speaker C: Okay.
So is it, like, just based on looks, maybe? Or could it be, like, I guess an air about somebody, like a persona almost?
I'm thinking too far into this.
[00:15:57] Speaker A: I am told that also, if you're wearing a certain thing, someone will say, wow, your Drip goes hard.
[00:16:03] Speaker C: OOH, I like that.
[00:16:05] Speaker A: Which is pretty sweet. The assist there to our sound engineer today.
Yeah. Drip goes hard.
So that's sort of a different word with goes hard. So and so goes hard has been around for a while. Yeah, so and so went hard at this.
[00:16:24] Speaker B: We're intense for that period. Yeah, I see.
[00:16:29] Speaker A: We should have had an English professor on here to talk about syntax and word forms.
[00:16:34] Speaker B: Yeah. So if you're an English professor or English teacher out there, put in the comments of wherever you're listening from and let us know your thoughts.
[00:16:42] Speaker A: Go to Soundbarrier. Net, thesoundbarrier.com Go to Apple podcasts, google podcasts spotify. Put it in the comments out there. Northeast State English faculty, tell us what's going on out there in the English language. We need to hear it.
[00:16:58] Speaker B: Yes. Help.
Another one I hear is that something's like especially whenever they're referring to food, they're having a particular meal, and they're like, this chicken sandwich is busing, and so that just means that it's really good. I thought that one was funny. I like to say something that I've noticed, too, is they'll add ing to words that don't need ing. I'll hear my high school students say that the math is not mathing at the moment.
And that doesn't necessarily mean that the actual subject of math, like, just the current situation that they're dealing with, like the excuses or the statements that a partner is going through or saying, or that a classmate is saying it's like what you're saying is not adding up. So they'll say, like, the math is not mathing right now from what you're saying. So I thought that was kind of interesting.
[00:17:57] Speaker A: I think I've used bussing a couple of times in Northeast State Instagram posts, which got no reaction probably at all, but it's like, what's he talking about?
[00:18:08] Speaker C: Yeah, I've used busing a couple of times verbally, and I've gotten some strange looks. So I guess my time for saying that term is obviously up. I don't know, is there an age limit for where that's appropriate?
[00:18:19] Speaker B: That's what's interesting, too, is as you maybe get a little as I've gotten older, the things that I'll say, it's just like, mr. Poole, you can't say that or not that they can't, but it's just cringy that I say the terms that they're using. So it's like, apparently this seems reserved for a particular age limit. Once you cross that imaginary threshold. It's cringe.
[00:18:43] Speaker A: Cringe. Another word recently, another frequently used, I've.
[00:18:46] Speaker C: Heard another word used frequently or that's so cringe. Yeah, like using the verb as kind of an adjective, almost.
[00:18:55] Speaker B: More syntax.
[00:18:56] Speaker C: Interesting.
[00:18:57] Speaker B: Exactly.
But going off on what you said, Tom, like using these words in Instagram and social media posts in general. I mean, they're important because our traditional age students are all Gen Z.
So that's what they kind of appeal to. I know we have plenty of non traditional students, but to appeal to that audience, I mean, we got plenty of Gen Z students right now.
[00:19:22] Speaker A: And if any of you Gen Z students have some different words, also put them in the comments section of this podcast. Let us know what words you're using out there. If we're getting this right, if we're getting it wrong, please put in the comment section. Comment, like on all our platforms. Spotify, pandora, Amazon, music we're on them all. Make sure you do that and tell us how we're doing. Yeah, speaking of smacks not at all smacks. If something smacks that does refer to food, I am told, like low key, I actually think the school buffalo chicken dip is good and someone will say, oh, that buffalo chicken dip.
[00:19:59] Speaker B: Smacks, yeah, smacks.
[00:20:01] Speaker A: Smacks. Like, yeah, that's some good food. Now where that? I don't know if it's like from the lip smacking thing or what, but that makes sense. I didn't get quite all the details on that, but I've heard that, I've.
[00:20:13] Speaker C: Heard smacks, I've heard slaps and I've heard, I think slaps one other that was similar to that, that I just can't think of off the top of my head. That meant like something was good. Kind of along the terms with oh, that's so busing.
[00:20:25] Speaker B: Right? So it sounded like bussin can be used for basically anything, but if something smacks, it's more so specifically referring to food.
[00:20:34] Speaker C: And that makes sense.
[00:20:36] Speaker B: Yeah, because like you said with smacks, like smacking the lips. Something so tasty that you're smacking your lips. What a visual.
[00:20:45] Speaker A: I thought like sugar smacks with the old like the old cereal with the frog.
[00:20:49] Speaker B: Remember that one?
[00:20:51] Speaker C: I almost forgot about those.
[00:20:53] Speaker A: Yeah. I don't know if they even still might still make those, but I just.
[00:20:56] Speaker B: Remember like I don't think so.
[00:20:58] Speaker A: Yeah, probably not. Too much high fructose corn syrup for the kids.
[00:21:03] Speaker B: Yeah, too much high fructose corn syrup. We're locking down on the high fructose corn syrup these days, it seems like.
[00:21:10] Speaker A: Also, another word that's been around for a while. Fire something's. Fire. Something's very good. Like music. Like, man, that Dave Matthews show was fire last night or whatever.
Also I am told it's shortened by some to Phi.
[00:21:25] Speaker B: Yeah, just phi fyefi. Oh, okay. F I okay. Because I feel like I've seen that and I thought it was just an acronym for something just like lol and things like that. I thought that it was an acronym.
I had no clue what that was.
[00:21:43] Speaker A: But that makes more sense. It could be a variation. It could be fi or Fye. It could totally be true. That too.
[00:21:49] Speaker B: Okay. Because I've always seen I was like, I have no clue what that means, but I see it all the time.
[00:21:54] Speaker A: It's like a niche. And I don't know where these niches actually reside. And my source kind of did. We didn't get it elaborated too much into that. But yeah, it's just like so you can shorten one word into two letters or two or three letters, and people still know what it is.
[00:22:11] Speaker B: Except for me.
[00:22:12] Speaker A: Or a segment of people still know what it is.
[00:22:14] Speaker B: Yeah, a segment of people. Those who are in that niche.
[00:22:16] Speaker C: Audience under 24.
[00:22:20] Speaker B: That's good.
Two others that I'll hear I don't know if we've already said it just yet, but low key and high key. Like, you mentioned it there in that sentence with something's like low key, apparently, that's like something that's under the radar or secretly true or it has a subtle truth to it. So that event was low key fire in that essence. So it's like not a lot of people may know about it or maybe under the radar. And so it was low key, like a really good experience. Not a lot of people have known about and they should know about it. And then high key is just very obvious and just matter of fact, that show was high key fire, obviously, and to a bunch of people was a great experience.
[00:23:09] Speaker A: High key.
[00:23:10] Speaker B: Yeah.
[00:23:11] Speaker A: So those are like some of a few now. There's tons of others out there, we're sure.
[00:23:15] Speaker B: Oh, yeah.
[00:23:16] Speaker A: What are like slang words we remember from our high school or early days or college days?
[00:23:22] Speaker C: Oh, gosh, that's what I was just thinking of, actually. That's why I had that weird face. I was like, oh, I wonder some on fleek. I've not heard that one on fleek.
[00:23:31] Speaker B: I think that one since I've heard on fleek.
[00:23:34] Speaker C: And I love that. That was used a lot in online makeup communities, especially like the YouTubing makeup tutorials. It was just huge. And I think 2014 to 2016, and then I've just not heard of it since. It just faded out.
[00:23:49] Speaker B: Yeah, I'm trying to think of some of the I can't believe a lot of it's escaped me.
[00:23:53] Speaker C: It feels like that's what I was just like, I don't know. I've not used them in so long. I can't even I don't know people. I think epic was like a term that we used a lot in high school, but I don't hear that as much anymore. It's more like, oh, that's so fire now, or just all these new terms. But I've not heard epic as much.
Or let's think.
[00:24:13] Speaker B: I always remember things associated with the dog or whatever.
[00:24:19] Speaker C: Yes.
[00:24:20] Speaker B: Cat memes and things like that. So there would be, like, cat and dog talk or whatever.
[00:24:26] Speaker C: Dog.
[00:24:28] Speaker B: Yeah. I can't remember exactly what would be.
[00:24:32] Speaker C: Said, but it was like their own from the animals language. It was like a cutesy kind of language, and then people started to kind of verbally say it, and that may have been described as cringe, but exactly.
[00:24:44] Speaker B: I think that's where the dogecoin came from, is like those old memes of that dog. But, gosh, I cannot believe it's been that long where I can't remember exactly what those were. But there are so many what now?
[00:25:01] Speaker C: Like people say what now? You don't hear that anymore? I don't know. What were you saying, Tom? I'm sorry.
[00:25:07] Speaker A: No, I was like the dog meeting was like that shiba inu.
[00:25:10] Speaker B: Yes.
[00:25:11] Speaker A: Say something like they would have, like, oh, very soft mini. Fun. Much fun.
[00:25:18] Speaker C: That's it.
[00:25:19] Speaker A: It was like the adorable little dog face. Yeah, that's it.
[00:25:23] Speaker C: Loved that.
Why did that stop? Why did that ever stop? I'm mad.
It was good.
[00:25:29] Speaker B: But apparently to the high schoolers, that is quote, then I love cringe then. Yeah.
Oh, well rested soul. But it's still I mean, the dogecoin is still very much a thing, but that's another podcast for a different day.
[00:25:45] Speaker A: Yeah. Oh, yes.
[00:25:46] Speaker B: With Elon Musk and things of that nature. Hitting the algorithm with those keywords again.
[00:25:51] Speaker A: Elon, we're going to say your name every single episode until you show up. Just fly in here to the Tri Cities airport, sit down with us for an hour and fly out. Easy, not hard.
[00:26:00] Speaker B: Use that.
[00:26:01] Speaker A: Wow.
College. I'm going to go with college because let's not go back into the Reagan years.
The college slang I remember was like dope, which I think is still used, like dope. Like Caesar's palace. Yeah, that was the dope spot to go for.
[00:26:18] Speaker B: That was definitely used in high school for me.
[00:26:21] Speaker C: Me, too. And throughout college. I think I'd hear that throughout. I think I still hear that. Not as often, but yeah, several times.
[00:26:30] Speaker B: It's had a long tenure.
[00:26:32] Speaker A: Why that stayed around. It's interesting why that stayed around so long. Yeah.
[00:26:36] Speaker C: So that was around when you were in college?
[00:26:38] Speaker A: Yes.
[00:26:39] Speaker C: Okay.
[00:26:40] Speaker A: It was coming back into you would kind of hear that and say it. I don't know if it was well, it may have been something something drug related. I don't know. Probably not. I think it kind of went beyond that. It was just kind of that was like the sweet kind of place to be. That was like the top tier, top notch thing at the time.
[00:27:00] Speaker C: Yeah. Okay.
[00:27:01] Speaker A: Also money. If you were the money, you were the real thing.
You were the authentic real thing. So and so that was money, kids. Your money. That's it. Yeah, that was it. Also debaum, of course.
[00:27:20] Speaker C: That one stuck around, too.
[00:27:22] Speaker A: That one did. It did indeed.
Buzkill. Which is sort of still around. It's sort of out there. Still around. You'll hear that sometimes, but yeah, those were a few from the 90s. Also one of the funnier ones. And I had never used it, but I heard people use it. Somebody would say so and so thinks they're all that in a bag of chips.
[00:27:41] Speaker C: Yeah, I still use that one.
[00:27:43] Speaker A: All right, stay around. Yes, all that in a bag of chips.
[00:27:47] Speaker B: It's amazing. Just listening to I wonder if technology has had anything to do with the speeding up of how quickly we change these words and stuff. Because it seems like from the words are there's overlap? For sure. Especially for me in high school and stuff. And even in college from these words I'm hearing, I would use these all the time and stuff. And then whenever technology hit, it's just like it seems like either something either just completely shifted or we're more quickly running through words and phasing them out and bringing new words in. I don't know. Just a thought.
[00:28:21] Speaker A: Also, and I don't know where this came, I only heard this a couple of times in probably larger metropolitan settings, but Buddha so and so was Buddha, and it was like very good. Or some kind of they were on some kind of spiritual realm of existence or awesomeness or something like that. Like that guy's so Buddha, or she's so Buddha. So that was mid, late 90s, but I rarely, rarely heard that. Maybe a couple of times downstate.
[00:28:53] Speaker C: I like that one. I might start using that. I'm just going to mention that. I'm going to work that into a sentence sometime this week and see what bring that back.
[00:29:01] Speaker B: Like we said, it seems like sometimes these words just circulate and come back.
[00:29:06] Speaker C: Through kind of like clothing, just like styles. I mean, language is like a sense of style and what you choose to say, how you say it, that's true.
I don't know because I hear some terms from the I don't know if this is eighty s or ninety s, but like groovy or rad, like that's so rad. I've heard those coming back. Kind of like with the 80s styles that circulate around again and then the 90s trends that always come back.
[00:29:31] Speaker A: Rad is in radical. Yeah, that was a serious 80s thing.
I'm interested in so many of them show up in movies. Like if you saw the movie Valley Girl, there was a ton of 80s terms that one like radical and gnarly and for sure and all those kind of things and awesome. You heard that. Which I still use a lot. But yeah. Isn't groovy like 60s?
[00:29:54] Speaker C: Yeah, that makes sense. Like the disco era, I think that.
[00:29:59] Speaker A: Was sixty s. And then also, Brandon just gave us another assist with how words can change. Like if you the saying made in the shade. Well, now if you throw shade at somebody, not a good thing. If you're throwing shade, you're throwing disrespect.
[00:30:16] Speaker B: Exactly. That's a good one, too, for sure. Throwing shade. If you're made. In the shade. You got it good if you're throwing shade. Not good.
[00:30:24] Speaker A: Right?
[00:30:25] Speaker B: Being negative toward people.
[00:30:26] Speaker A: But also in the 90s era, I don't know if you ever saw the movie Swingers and also Clueless with Alicia Silverstone. A lot of really interesting vocabulary in both of those kind of both of those films. I wonder how that kind of filters out into the society. If people see it through movies or people that are writing the scripts, kind of they're just around enough people, they hear enough language, they can kind of incorporate it into the writing of what they're hearing of just what they're hearing from people.
[00:30:56] Speaker C: That also brings up an interesting concept in who's influencing who. Is it pop culture that's influencing society or society influencing pop culture? What we see in the media?
[00:31:08] Speaker B: That's a great question.
[00:31:08] Speaker C: And is it a little bit of both?
That's another podcast in itself, too.
[00:31:15] Speaker B: Something to think about and ponder. I've never really put that into words or thought about it that way. But that is definitely something to consider.
[00:31:23] Speaker C: You just got me thinking, Tom, too early for this.
[00:31:26] Speaker A: There's a lot of podcast episodes to come out of this one here.
[00:31:28] Speaker B: Yeah, that's very true.
[00:31:30] Speaker A: Lit.
[00:31:31] Speaker C: Lit.
[00:31:32] Speaker A: So and so is lit something's. Lit. You know that party's jumping?
[00:31:35] Speaker B: That is lit. Yeah, I remember using that quite a bit.
[00:31:38] Speaker C: Poppin.
[00:31:39] Speaker B: Poppin.
[00:31:40] Speaker A: Poppin.
[00:31:41] Speaker B: Absolutely.
[00:31:41] Speaker C: I used poppin'a lot.
[00:31:43] Speaker B: That's poppin'i.
[00:31:43] Speaker C: Think I still use that actually.
[00:31:47] Speaker A: Poppin'Still out there.
[00:31:49] Speaker C: So my vocabulary is a little outdated. But I guess gosh, I guess I am Cringe.
[00:31:54] Speaker B: Yeah. The only reason I'm able to pick up on these words is because the majority of my time is spent with high school age students and they keep me young, I guess you could say, by letting me know what these terms mean.
[00:32:09] Speaker A: Shook is another shook.
[00:32:11] Speaker B: Shook another.
[00:32:11] Speaker C: Like, I'm so shook that shook me. Mint.
Like, that's so mint.
[00:32:21] Speaker B: In a while.
[00:32:21] Speaker C: You see, I have never really gotten the full understanding of mint because I feel like it was used in so many different contexts. It never stuck with me. I never used it because I never knew how to use it because it was just always like I would see a meme and sometimes it was used negatively, like in a negative context. And then other times someone say, oh, that's so mint. Like as a positive thing about that thing. And it would just I don't know. And that's kind of I don't know. I've not heard that one in a while. So maybe that's why it didn't stick around. It was just the context was too up in the air. Like it was so ambiguous. So I feel that would make sense. I don't know.
[00:32:57] Speaker B: Like somebody would say something, they go mint, or something like that good or bad. I don't know.
[00:33:02] Speaker C: I'm confused.
[00:33:03] Speaker B: Yeah, that was one that confused me. And that's probably why I didn't stick around because it was too confusing for people.
[00:33:10] Speaker A: Sick, sick, sick.
[00:33:12] Speaker C: That's a big one.
[00:33:13] Speaker A: Yeah. That's still used heavily.
[00:33:15] Speaker C: Oh, yeah.
[00:33:17] Speaker A: Okay. Well, that covers a lot of slang words, a lot of phrases, a lot of points of view. Also, we probably didn't cover a lot of other ones out there, too, but that's all right. Put them in the comments section. What are words you like to use from seventy S? Eighty s. Ninety s. All the way up through today? Tell us the words you would like to hear. Or if we got any of these right, or what we didn't get right, or some of the language you use daily with your kids, with your peers, in the workplace, at home, with your friends. Let us know what the language is doing out there, because we're really interested in knowing students, traditional and nontraditional, because we want to be able to talk and communicate with you. And, hey, the best way to do it is to know.
[00:33:57] Speaker B: I think we helped our viewers break the barrier language barrier with our Gen Z population.
[00:34:03] Speaker A: I would agree. I would agree. So we hope we've kind of given you the riz today, although, well, we'll see about that. We'll let the page use be the judge of that. But thank you for joining us for this dope episode of The Sound Barrier. Go check out thesoundbarrier net. Thesoundbarrier.com Northeast State English professors give us some grades on this. What are we missing? What language works? What's the OED say about all this? And how's the syntax changing out there? And, of course, also Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift.
Hit that algorithm. It smacks, sort of. Until next time, this is The Soundbarry, the official podcast of Northeast State Community College, and we'll see you on the next episode.