Today we welcome a guest column by Leo Kugel, Albert Einstein High School, Class of 2022:
Given my current status as a young person, Grammy, or as you probably know her, Judy, asked me to give some definitions of modern-day slang. Of course, I happily obliged (only in part to repay my debts from years of eating all the pies during Thanksgiving). Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite terms that the kids are using these days:
Good looks: Basically just saying thank you. “Good looks for the gift, man.”
Cap: A lie. “Stop capping. You did not get a 100 on your exam.”
Bet: Word of agreement; synonymous with okay. “Bet that man. I’ll see you at 5.”
OC: Essentially just means that there is a lot of something. “That’s oc food. Are you going to eat all of that?”
Jaunt: Just means a thing. “Pass me that jaunt.”
Clowning: When someone does something dumb. “You’re clowning bro.”
Grats: Short for congratualations (stet) because no one my age knows how to spell that.
Now all you 80-somethings can fit right in with the high school crowd. No cap.