By Yislen Felipes
It is no surprise that our generation has come up with some...interesting (to say the least) new words and phrases. Most of this imaginative lingo comes from social media sites such as Twitter and Vine. Typically, we start out saying these words as a joke, mocking their origins. However, over time, as they get repeated, we start incorporating them into everyday conversation. This often leaves adults or other slang-deprived youths (me) clueless and looking up these new terms on Urban Dictionary.Fear not: Below, I define a few of the most relevant terms (with a couple specific to iPreppians).
Hella: Most commonly used as an adjective, it means a lot, very, totally.
EX: I have hella homework Sunday nights because of this 1-6 schedule on Mondays.
EX: It’s hella cold in this cafeteria. They better fix this ASAP.
Fetch: Made popular by the movie Mean Girls. It means that something is awesome, cool, or more specifically, Ms. Keller.
EX: Luana: Ms. Keller, how fetch are you?
Keller: Hella fetch!
E-yes: (pronounced eh yes) At iPrep, this has become another way of saying, “yes.” Made popular by Mrs. Fleri on the Friday Firebird.
EX: Person 1: If y-e-s spells “yes,” what does e-y-e-s spell?
Mrs. Fleri: ...E-yes!
Lit: When something is lit, something is hella “turnt.” It’s amazing in every sense of the word. Additionally, when something is Evelyn Lit, it means it is so awesome, it is literally on fire, unlike her candles at the induction ceremony.
EX: The only time it’s not lit is when there’s an AP in front of it.
Squad: Crew, clique, or group of friends.
EX: There are various squads at iPrep: the brains, the athletes, the basket cases, the princesses, and the criminals.
On fleek: The quality of being perfect, on point, or really good.
EX: Your keyboard shortcut skills are on fleek!
Bruh: Term used to describe something unbelievable or unjust. Often used in exasperation. Not to be confused with the typical Miami “bro.”
EX: Hector: I got an A on the Psych test, and I didn’t even study.
Evelyn: BRUH! I studied all night and still got a C.
These are just a few of the many jokes, phrases, and words teenagers use. If you don’t want to miss out on all the action and inside jokes, join Twitter or Vine or get left behind. If I you would like to add some lingo to the next edition, @ me on Twitter or slide into the DMs.