In case you’ve heard expressions that millennials use and have no idea what they mean, you’re not alone! Here are a few of the common expressions and what they mean.
1. Sorry not sorry: This is a sarcastic way to express your understanding that what you say or do is something you don't care about and are not sorry.
For example: I knew I shouldn’t have stayed out last night, but sorry not sorry!
2. The struggle is real: this expression is used to describe everyday situations that may be frustrating or difficult.
For example: I’m exhausted from working 12 hours every day, and I’m not sure how long I can keep this up. The struggle is real.
3. YOLO: pronounced just like it is spelled. This stands for “you only live once.” Millennials use this expression quite a bit.
For example: I might regret this, but I’m going to do it anyway. YOLO!
4. To crush something: to do something exceedingly well.
For example: My interview went so well. I crushed it!
5. Bounce: leave somewhere quickly.
For example: I have to bounce now. See you later.
6. Xennial: A new name for millennials that millennials made up because they are tired to being called millennials. For example: I think I'd rather than a xennial than a millennial.
7. To Ghost someone: when someone suddenly stops communicating with you, and you aren’t able to reach them, almost like they disappear
For example: I used to talk to Jim every day, but I haven’t heard from him in a week. He totally ghosted me.
8. Roll through: to drive somewhere in your car
For example: I’m going to roll through Boston tomorrow.
9. Side-eye: giving someone a disapproving look by looking out of the corner of their eye.
For example: After all of the awful things I heard Sarah say, it’s no wonder she’s getting the side eye from everyone.
10. BAE: acronym that means “before anyone else.” It used to be used to mean a significant other, such as a boyfriend or girlfriend, but it now used to mean anything special or great.
For example: John is my new BAE. Your new car is really BAE.
So, there you have it BAE! Keep reading these articles and you'll crush your conversations with xennials! If not, then you'll definitely be getting side-eyed!