Decoding Gen-Z Slang: Your Guide to Learning, Understanding, and Speaking the Gen-Z Vernacular (Paperback)
Gen Z slang is everywhere
There's no point denying it. It's not like Klingon, either. You can't ignore it into oblivion. It's here to stay (and evolve).
Pop culture, digital marketing, movies, TV shows, books, and the entire internet, in general, is affected by this evolved diction. Words that previously had no meaning, words like yeet and chuegy, are now not only being recognized by and large by a whole demographic but are also being used as part of their daily vocabulary. This barely English jargon is even being added to dictionaries.
And, to get it out of the way early, our apologies to Karen, Keith, Sharon, Chad, and Kyle.
Although not exhaustive, this book serves to help you understand and decode popular Gen-Z slang terms, explore their rich history, and make you become better versed in the colloquial speech of the young and trendy. Of course, the line drawn between modern Generation Z lingo and millennial sayings is dicey, so expect some cross-over.
We'll discuss the possible origins of this language, how internet culture influenced the formation and propagation of these quirky phrases through memes. Then we'll take a look at some of the most popular and common terms, catchphrases, and codewords out there.
We shall also go through Zoomer dating slang, with commentary on how the modern landscape of the myriad of platforms and services has made what was once an arduous and romantic endeavor (dating) convenient, low-effort, and has simplified it to the point where it's conventional to find someone online as opposed to being odd.
If you're into history, if discovering the origins of things piques your curiosity, or if you're looking to flex on the younger crowd that you know their terminologies and their secret language, this book will be a good primer for you while keeping things fun, casual, and light.
This book will have you laughing and learning. No cap, fam.
Start speaking Gen-Z slang, now