You’ll never forget the first time it happens to you. You’re minding your own business, enjoying being young and prime when you hear it: a new slang word. Maybe it’s just a coincidence – no, there it is again. First, it’s on TikTok. Then your own child starts saying it. And you have no idea what it means. Let’s all observe a minute’s silence for our youth.
Even cool celebs go through this. Mom boss and actress Reese Witherspoon recently posted that she needs to look up her kids’ slang words in the Urban Dictionary, and it’s so fucking relatable.
“I looked up ‘Yeet’ in the Urban Dictionary after my kid said it for the 100th Time,” the Emmy-winning producer wrote on an Instagram reel yesterday. In the video, she pretends to type while making confused faces on the screen. This is to show your computer’s perspective, watching you realize you haven’t been cool since “fo’ shizzle” was a thing everyone said.
Witherspoon is mom to Ava, 23, and Deacon, 18, with ex Ryan Phillippe, and Tennessee, 9, with husband Jim Toth. She captioned the video: “But literally what is that? 🤦🏼♀️” and mothers of teenagers felt their pain everywhere.
One person commented: “The fight is so real 😂😭.”
“😂😂😂” wrote The Home Edit on Instagram.
“I had to look up bussin the other day when someone used it in relation to one of my recipes,” wrote another. “I wasn’t sure if it was a horrible layoff or a great compliment from Gen Z 😂😂.”
Grey’s anatomy Star Abigail Spencer commented: “I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND. But anyway I’m a pure bussin with the full Fit & Drip. NO CAP. DEAD ASS. on God. FRFR.”
People commented to help her, and one person wrote, “‘Yeet’ [verb] throw an object at high speed. Example: My 2-year-old tried to get off the couch 17 times today and my body ran out of adrenaline.”
Even if you find out, it’s already too late. One person added: “We’re already behind according to my 13-year-old. ‘That’s flinching mom.’ 🤷🏻♀️”
Well, maybe we’ll get the next one!
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