Confusing Parents and Dissing Dictionaries: Slang Across the Decades

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor

Teens of Loy Norrix have developed their own way of speaking, whether it was a conscious choice or not. Adults try to relate to students, asking “Did I use ‘lit’ right?” or “What does ‘yeet’ mean?” We laugh and correct them, but back when they went to school, they had their own slang just like we do. According to The Linguistics Department and the University of Pennsylvania, the true meaning of these words have been known for centuries, but the words themselves have changed and evolved through generations of human interaction.