Now You Can Interpret Millennial Speak With This Handy Cheat Sheet

Sacha Strebe

There are many reasons to thank technology, but the huge impact it's had on our language is frightening—it's how kids are talking these days. The abbreviations, shorthand, and phrases we use in text messages have moved over into everyday speech—it seems some English terms are all but lost—but this language change is most apparent in the millennial generation. For today's youth, the digital age has officially merged with the real one, and it can be pretty difficult to understand what they're saying. Thankfully, Inc. has compiled a handy cheat sheet to help.

Hundo P

While it seems obvious to a millennial, most of us will have a blank expression if spoken to using this phrase. It means "a hundred percent" or that the "person using the phrase is supportive and approves."

JOMO (joy of missing out)

You may have also heard millennials use FOMO (fear of missing out), but JOMO generally means you are "missing something" or that it really was pretty lame in the first place.

Dipset

If you hear a millennial use this, it's not good and means the person is upset. So if you dipset from a meeting, then it means it was boring.

V

How can one letter mean anything? Well, if you're a young person, this means "very" as in you are "very excited" and adds emphasis to something you're talking about via text or on social. 

TBH

It might be pretty easy to take a guess here, but if, like us, you're struggling, this means "to be honest" and is usually followed up by a joke or, in some cases, sincerity.

To read more millennial phrases interpreted into real speak, visit Inc.com.

What are some millennial phrases that you hear often? Are you worried about the future of the English language? Let us know in the comments below.

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