#EngVocab: Internet Slangs

Hey, fellas! What are you up to this weekend? Tonight’s session will be #EngVocab: Internet Slang 101.

Here are 7 terms you might have noticed popping up a lot on social media these days.

1) Lit (adj.)

It’s used to describe an exciting event, a cool person, or general awesomeness.

Last night’s party was lit, buddy!

2) Fam (n.)

It’s used to refer to those close to you. These people can be your actual family, but most times it is used for close friends that you trust who are like family.

You always have my back, fam.

3)Sis (n.) 

It is a shorter version of sister. Sis is known as the new bro. However you’d use bro, just replace it with sis and you’re good to go.

Sorry, but you can’t sit with us, Sis.

4) Snatched (adj.)

It’s used to describe anything that looks really good or on point. It is a newer version of “fleek”

Omg,  I love your eyebrows. They’re snatched!

5) High-key / Low-Key (adj.) 

High-key is used to describe something needing to be said out loud. But todays, it also used to alter word “very,” “a lot,” “intensely,” or “much.”

High-key don’t wanna move from the couch today. Or ever.

Low-key is clearly the opposite of “high-key”. It means to keep things as secret. But todays it also refers to “not really” “not a lot,” “minimally.”

“I’m just low-key in love with him, OK?”

Here are both used in the same sentence:

“When you high-key want someone but you’re trying to be low-key.

6) Ship (v./n.)

As a verb, it means to support a romantic pairing (usually of fictional characters).

As a noun, a ship is when a romantic pairing occurs between two characters.

I ship Andrew and Emma so much. They’re the cutest couple ever!

7) Savage (adj.)

It’s used to describe someone who doesn’t care about the consequences of his or her actions; bad-ass or hardcore.

Did you see the way he beat that snatcher? That was savage!


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on August 6, 2016

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