Millennials are now conquering the world as they bring their own language in every corner of the planet! It is evident that we, the youngest generation, have different communication experience compared to the previous generation because we have access to a cellular phone and internet connection. Because of this, we were able to produce our own language that I honestly find amusing. So for the Baby Boomers and Generation X, I think it would be awesome to share our language, the language of the Millennials, AKA, Generation Y.
Since the Millennial Language is composed of slang words, it means that their language is temporary and subject to change. And although they have created their own words, it’s easy for the other generations to understand their slang terms since they were generated from English words, too. But for the other words, I think it will really take time to explain. Our words can be formed through shorthand. An example of this is perf for perfect, delish for delicious and adorbs for adorable. We also conjoin words like bromance, which refers to brothers’ romance. For our new words based on acronyms, I’ve listed them on my blog post, Internet Slang Dictionary. We also make phrases trend like “The struggle is real.” while other words just came out of nowhere. Filipinos have their own version of creating Millennial Language by shuffling the syllables of an original word. We have lodi for idol and werpa for power. Usually, these terms are discovered memes or viral posts on social media that people found funny.
Witty, right? I know you want to know more about our language, the Millennial Language, so here’s a dictionary for you.
1. Af – as f*ck
I’m turnt af.
2. Bae – boyfriend or girlfriend
You’re the one, bae.
3. Broke – penniless
We partied yesterday and now I’m brokeaf.
4. Burn – badly insulted
You lose the argument. Burn!
5. Can’t even – annoyed
My rents are not allowing me to go out! I can’t even!