Year after year, teens come up with hip new ways of communicating. Meanwhile, parents are just trying to keep up, and hoping their kids aren’t involved in anything unseemly. With 2021 being crazy and 2022 seemingly off to a chaotic start, it’s time to take a look at some of the newest and hottest teen slang terms and acronyms kids are using.
First is the list of words from 2021 and 2022, then we have some from the past couple years just in case you don’t know them.
This ain’t it, chief
A way of expressing disgust or disapproval of something, “This ain’t it, chief” is usually a reaction to something outrageous or offensive.
Typing out “SKSKSKSK” (often in all caps) is a way of expressing excitement about something. The idea is that the speaker is so hyped up that they can barely manage words — just snake-like hissing.
This phrase is another way of voicing your disapproval of someone’s actions, similar to “this ain’t it, chief.” Both are lighthearted ways of letting someone know they’ve taken things just a little too far.
What do we do when faced with setbacks in life? We move on. Or, as a young internet user might simply say, “We move.”