A Few English Slang Words

Slang is confusing...

...it can be texted or said, offensive or friendly. It can be really hard to tell what a slang word means or how to use it without some help. Today I just wanted to share a few words that I think may help people understand conversations they hear online or around them.

Disclaimer: I don't recommend using these words in daily conversation until you are very comfortable with when and how to use them properly. If you haven't heard it from the people you talk to, I don't suggest trying to use it.

However, I heard these often in my high school, and I continue to hear them at my university too.
  • Sweet
  • Cool
  • Awesome
  • Dope
  • Legit
  • Hype
  • Baller
  • Lit
They are almost always used like this:
"That's so [slang]!" or if you're less excited, "Oh, that's pretty [slang]."

For example:
P1: "Dude, did you see that new Alita movie?"
P2: "Yeah! I thought it was pretty dope, what'd you think?"

Note: Sweet, cool, and awesome are MUCH more universally used than the last four. I use "cool" and "awesome" around my teachers and boss, but I use "dope" around my friends.
There are a few more (Wizard, Gnarly, Snazzy etc.) but they are not very common and are most often said as a joke.

The last three are almost always used to describe music. They are often said ironically for humor because they sound silly.
  • Fire
  • To slap / Slappin'
  • A bop
For example:
P1: "Yo - What was that song? That was a bop! What's it called?"
P2: "I dunno, but it was slappin'. I'll go as Tom - this is his Spotify playing."

I'd love to hear whether or not you have heard any of these before!

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**Notice** I am leaving soon. My last day on Verbling is June 21st. I will come back in September. ** はじめまして!I’m Dalton! I’m a university student in the US and a certified TEFL and TESOL teacher. I speak Japanese and therefor specialize in Japanese - English teaching. I have worked almost entirely with Japanese students, so I am very familiar with all of the common mistakes that Japanese speakers make ~ but I would be happy to work with anybody who wants to learn! I have taught English in 6 cities across Japan(園部、京都、東京、倉敷、富士市、名古屋) where I fell in love with helping students grow. Being confident in English opens you up to so many opportunities, and I want to help you reach whatever you’re working for. Outside of teaching, I’m a personal trainer - so I know a thing or two about building motivation. I have read dozens of books on productivity and learning, so please feel free to ask me about study tips! Hobbies: Parkour, Music Production, Guitar/ Bass, Skateboarding, Public Speaking, Video Games, Filming/ Editing Videos, Cooking, Flying, Sailing (etc) but most importantly… LEARNING. I am friendly, open minded, energetic and excited to grow with you. I hope that I can create a valuable experience for you and help you reach your English learning goals. I like to focus on functional conversation practice, and will create lessons and homework for EACH individual student. Have an amazing day!
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