10 Things That Kids Are Saying These Days and What They Really Mean

"Groovy," "far out," and "hip." It all seemed so simple back then.

(SPOT.ph) Have you recently wandered onto a school campus or a club where people’s shirts are only half done? Did you want to say "cool" but stopped because "hot" seemed more appropriate, and then you got confused because someone said "chill"?

 

We feel you. There’s no shame in it, nobody stays young forever...except Dorian Gray, but that didn’t really end well. In any case, here are 10 things kids are saying these days that we thought were probably worth explaining. Mostly because there are a lot of words that start with "g" and we don’t have all day to guess.

 


1. Deins

What we thought it meant: Boogie. Waltz. Salsa. You know, deins?

What it means: No.

How to use in a sentence:

"Let’s grab a beer!"

"Deins, man, I have a meeting early tomorrow morning."

 

 

2. Pogay

What we thought it meant: To give praise. Pagpopogay.

What it means: Pogi + gay. Pogay.

How to use in a sentence: "Ang pogay ni Matt Bomer!"

 

 

3. G

What we thought it meant: Someone cut off your thumb or stole your phone before you could type the rest of it.

What it means: Game.

How to use in a sentence:

"Punta tayong Tagaytay this weekend!"

"G!"

 

4. Sepanx

What we thought it meant: Multiple babies? Something raunchy? Some sort of animal? A brand of underwear that makes you look thinner?

What it means: Sep(aration)Anx(iety)

How to use in a sentence: "I haven’t seen you in two days. I’m so sad! #sepanx"

 

5. Foreignay/Foreignoy

What we thought it meant: Half-other nationality, half-Pinoy

What it means: A completely foreign person with a Pinoy/Pinay heart. An expat.

How to use in a sentence: "My foreignay girlfriend dumped me. Let’s not talk about it."

 

 

6. Turnt

What we thought it meant: Food that’s extremely toasted on one side, but soft on the other because someone forgot to flip it?

What it means: To get crazy, drunk, or crazy-drunk.

How to use in a sentence: "Let’s get turnt tonight!" Then wave a liquor bottle in the air.

 

 

7. Tus

What we thought it meant: Middle Eastern food. Or street food. Or Middle Eastern street food.

What it means: Cops, when you hear this, it means some guys are doing something they don't want you to see.

How to use in a sentence:

"Do you want to smoke?"

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"Tus! My boss might me see me!"

 

 

8. Sprak

What we thought it meant: A new exercise? Sprak-ing Deutsche?

What it means: Being really, really high. On really, really bad drugs.

How to use in a sentence:

"Don’t you miss getting sprak?"

"Deins."

 

 

9. Palo

What we thought it meant: Spanking.

What it means: A good song starts playing. In bars, we assume. Or clubs. Whichever is the newer term.

How to use in a sentence: "This song is so palo! Twerk it!"

 

 

10. Boom panes

What we thought it meant: Like panis, but with a more explosive announcement that someone said something to make your statements rot in your mouth.

What it means: You got served, burned, owned, or all of the above. Pretty much what we thought it meant.

How to use in a sentence: "I just beat your high score in life! Boom panes!"

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