Ghosting somebody is when you stop replying to their texts and pretend they don't exist, especially in a romantic relationship gone south. In my day, we called this "ignoring," but theirs is a more dramatic generation. Lady Gaga has seen to that.
- F and F: Flirt and forget. After you have been ghosted, this is how you rebuild your ego.
- Flip-flocks: When you wear socks with flip-flops. (Note: this is simply not done.)
- Shipping: As in relation-shipping. Matchmaking, basically.
- Lie-fi: When your device says you are connected to a wi-fi network, but you still can't actually pull up the Internet. Your grandparents had the Depression. Your children have this.
- Adulting: To finally act like an adult; to hold down a job, pay car insurance, clean a bathroom. Like wearing flip-flocks, this is to be avoided indefinitely, if possible.
- Flexitarian: Someone who only avoids eating meat sometimes, like when in a state which doesn't have In-N-Out.
- Reply chug: A photo or video you send out to a friend who has sent you one of him chugging a beer. See also: too much time on hands.
- Brogetit: When your bro does something bad, but you let it slide.
- Procaffeinating: Putting something off until you have had a chance to get your coffee.
- Snoozefeed: Lounging in bed surfing your smart phone because it's too comfy to get up.
- Oreolization: That joyful feeling when you realize there are still some Oreos left in your cupboard.
- Honeydude: Like a Sugar Daddy, but still your age. Note: not common.
- Petextrian: Somebody who walks and texts at the same time, often crossing the street, oblivious to traffic. See also: everybody.
"I so want to ship Emma and Noah."
"Right? They'd be so cute together. Except did you hear how he ghosted Heather?"
"Dude, sorry I dented your car. I should have pulled over to send that reply chug."
"Brogetit, homie. It's just an old beater anyway."
My generation had the Fonz, and so our contribution to the lexicon was basically "Heyyyyyyy." I feel kind of nostalgic for my 1970s. It had so few syllables. A person could think.
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