The Changing English Language & Understanding Your Kids

Parents try their best to keep up with the new lingo kids use nowadays.  Cause for some reason kids love new words and pick them up faster then most of us.  Do you ever find that you need to google many of the words a teenager or preteen uses?  Thankfully you can usually find the definition at  This forever changing English language has some new words and phrases that have been recently and officially added to the online Oxford Dictionary as reported by

Here are some of the new words or phrases that you might want to get acquainted with:ID-100146943

  • Awesomesauce: “Extremely good; excellent:”  basically used when something is more awesome than awesome:)
  • Cat Cafe: “establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises.”
  • Manspreading: “the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.”
  • Onboarding: “action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization or familiarizing a new customer or client with one’s products or services.”
  • Grexit” and “Brexit” references to the possible exits from the European Union of Greece and Britain, respectively.
  • Melty: “melting or partially melted”
  • Cupcakery: “a bakery that specializes in cupcakes.”
  • MacGyver: “making or repairing (an object) in an improvised or inventive way”
  • Kayfabe: “The fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic.”
  • Rando: “A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour.”
  • Hangry: “Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.”
  • Beer o’clock and Wine o’clock: Terms referring to the appropriate time to start drinking.


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