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Sociology Professor's Generation Z Slang Dictionary Goes Viral

This high school sociology professor out of Lowell Massachusetts is ready to educate the masses on all that wild Generation Z slang! Are you ready for it. 

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14 Cringe-Riddled Slang Words Kids Won't Stop Saying

Kids say the darnedest things these days. Most of the time I need a translation to understand their slang. These Whisper confessions from parents and siblings of little ones show us that even the youngest ones have adopted this new talk. It makes me feel old. 

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USA Today Gives Elders A Guide To Translate Teenage Slang

They're living in a world overran by a flood of equally incomprehensible abbreviations and bizarre jargon...and USA Today is here to play the part of a hero that the elders never asked for. They want to bridge the gap! What a time to be alive. Also, apparently Winston Churchill was v ahead of his time. Dude was just too lit to quit. Check out the original piece over here.

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di·er·e·sis or di·aer·e·sis (d-r-ss) n. pl. di·er·e·ses or di·aer·e·ses (-sz) 1. Linguistics a. A mark ( ¨ ) placed over the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate that they are to be pronounced as separate sounds rather than a diphthong, as in naïve. b. A mark ( ¨ ) placed over a vowel, such as the final vowel in Brontë, to indicate that the vowel is not silent. 2. Poetry A break or pause in a line of verse that occurs when the end of a word and the end of a metrical foot coincide.

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Skip to around the 1:10 mark to get to the moment in question.

Wham-Sauce (\ˈwam-ˈss\): A forceful but non-threatening blow upon an unsuspecting party. In a sentence:

"He just wham-sauced the meet crew! It doesn't matter, he's a national champion!"

Further examples:

"Carla really wham-sauced that plate of pizza rolls. They never saw it coming."

In noun form:

"Kendrick Lamar just slathered an extra-helping of wham-sauce all over us by releasing an album unannounced." 

As an adjective or modifier:

"Ironically, this weak-ass hot sauce is the least wham-sauce thing I've ever tasted."

The words "wham-sauce" now don't look like words after reading them this long. You're welcome.