It’s 2022, and if you’re only just getting last year’s slang, forget it!  Gen Z has invented a whole new lexicon.  The March breaks are over, but it’s not too late to prepare for the April school vacation and visits or texts from the grandkids.  Don’t get what they’re saying? Once again, I’m here to help.

So, don’t get caught being cheugy.  Instead try something savage, like taking my annual “English as a Second Language” quiz.  Learn even a few, and those grandkids will think you’re really bussin’!


  1. Someone from the Amir tribe
  2. A recently discovered precious metal
  3. One of Ami’s persistent habits
  4. a, definitely a.


  1. A new college military organization formed to protect Florida from Chinese Communists
  2. A FLMAO gone bad
  3. A new breed of designer dog
  4. All of the above


  1. A hybrid Eastern European spirit made from plums
  2. A small slice of a Ring Ding
  3. A deceitful man named Ving
  4. b, or maybe c?


  1. A vegetable commonly used in Cajun cuisine
  2. What one might utter when Mr. Kurr does something exasperating
  3. A sound made by a contented cat with a speech defect
  4. None of the above


  1. To categorize objects beginning with the letter Y
  2. To meet the needs of a diva named Yass
  3. A hybrid edible European plant similar to a parsnip
  4. Are we there yet?


  1. A new type of spa treatment using compost
  2. The noise made by an exploding muk
  3. A criminal enterprise made up of Muks
  4. All of the above


  1. A Japanese company that makes zippers
  2. A computer that malfunctioned on January 1, 2000
  3. The alien YKYK introducing himself
  4. I’m getting a migraine


  1. The sound made by a lamb just learning to bleat
  2. A dialectal variation of “feh”
  3. A radar device in need of a fresh battery
  4. Where’s the Advil?


  1. A new nougat candy that sticks to your teeth
  2. The sound resulting from a Gy with a cold
  3. Giving voice to a toy train
  4. Do I care?


  1. You may think it’s a silly or foolish person. Wrong!
  2. Homer signing his name on a very short, dotted line
  3. Spelled backwards, it refers to post-menopausal-itis
  4. Finally, it’s over!

What the scores mean: 7-10: Excellent, you are the GOAT; 4-6: Pretty Good, but not quite fire; 0-3: barely bussin!

What the slang really means: Amirite – Am I right?; ROTFLMAO – rolling on the floor laughing my ass off; Sliving – living your best life; Okurr – a sassy Okay; Yassify – to yassify something is to glam them up until they’re unrecognizable; Mukbang – watching someone eat large amounts of food; IYKYK – if you know, you know; Bih – add a tc in the middle, and you got it; Cheugy – hanging on to things that were cool years ago; Simp – do way too much for a person you like.

Others:  Savage – Something brave or extremely cool; Bussin’ – something really, really good; GOAT – greatest of all time!; Fire – something wonderful

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