Slang is a way to express your thoughts in an informal way. Listed below are some trendy American Phrases and their meaning.
“Catch some rays”:
Definition: Getting some sunshine.
Example: I’m going to the beach to catch some rays.
“You’re the real MVP.” (Most Valuable Player):
Definition: A way to congratulate someone.
Example: You forgot your wallet at home and you’re out to dinner. Your friend Kevin pays. “Kevin, you’re the real MVP.”
Definition: Acronym for ‘before anyone else’ (used interchangeably with babe).
Example: “Bae, I love you so much”
“That escalated quickly”:
Definition: Describes a situation that goes from calm to crazy in a matter of seconds.
Example: You’re relaxing on the beach, and all the sudden a huge wave comes and drags you into the water. “Well, that escalated quickly.”
Definition: Under the influence of alcohol; hype for a party.
Example: “Bassmnt got so turnt last night”
Definition: When you do something extremely well.
Example: “I was killin’ it during that exam – thanks to my courses at EC San Diego!”
Definition: A way to describe an uncomfortable situation.
Example: “I met that girl last night at a party, but I didn’t remember her name. Awkward turtle.”
“Keep it 100”:
Definition: To be true to yourself no matter the circumstance.
Example: You don’t have to like my life choices. I’m going to keep it 100, no matter what.
Definition: A photo taken of one’s self. This term became very popular because of a song by The Chainsmokers.
Example: “….but first let me take a selfie.”
Definition: Slang for “What’s up?” another way to ask what is new with someone.
Example: Bob: “Hey, sup?” Sally: “Not much, just hanging out.”
Definition: A friend, commonly used in greetings.
Example: “What’s up bro?”