People are taking the front row seats as they witness two Gen Alpha girls school a millennial person on which of the slangs are trending.
Every generation comes up with its own set of slang terms often used in casual conversations. Little did this millennial lady know that the slang terms she knew about were already an outdated bunch of words and expressions for Gen Alpha. Nicole Pellegrino—who goes by @nicolepellegrin0 on TikTok—made a viral video with her half-sister Simone and Simone's best friend, Jorja, where she gets some slang lessons from the newest generation.
As Pellegrino enquires which of the slang terms she knew were out of trend, she is shocked to find out that the expression behind the word "slay" is not in fashion anymore. Her video's caption read, "Why did no one tell me slay is out?" As she films herself and the two Gen Alpha girls while in a car, the youngest generation has some shocking revelations to make. "What's in, vs out featuring my gen alpha sister and her bestie," the text on the video begins before the intergenerational trio discusses several terms.
According to TODAY, Pellegrino is 31 and is considered a millennial. "It's not even funny, like, how out slay is," 12-year-old Simone begins early in the video. "I can't say like, 'That's a slay?'" Pellegrino asks. "No, oh my God," Simone replies, with a look of horror on her face as well as Jorja's. Pellegrino asks about the next term, which is "bet." Jorja quips that this word is also out of trend. The next thing the Gen Alpha girls have to explain is all about emojis.
The younger girls visibly cringe when Pellegrino talks about using the crying-laughing emoji. "You still use that?" Jorja questions immediately. "Do you actually still use that?" Simone adds. "Dead serious, you use it?" The Gen Alpha girls further explain that they simply use the crying emoji to express their reaction to something funny because "no one laughs by using the laughing emoji." The younger girls also provide a hilariously wrong definition for the trending term "gyat."
Simone and Jorja also added that one can use a skull emoji when it comes to insulting someone and it's funny. Pellegrino's video briefly brings up the word "preppy," which initially appeared to be somewhat similar to its previous meanings. However, she told the outlet that her sister and Jorja went into greater detail to explain it to their millennial listeners. "There's basically like new preppy and old preppy," Pellegrino laughs while explaining her sister's definition. "New preppies wear the bright colors and Lululemon, then they were like, 'Old preppy is like that traditional Ralph Lauren polo person kind of thing.'"
They also discuss a bunch of different terms that are used to define different aesthetics, such as using "vanilla girl" for minimalist and neutral looks. The comment section of the TikTok video was ready to take notes from the slang educators of Gen Alpha and left tons of hilarious comments. @electra_mourning wrote, "Watching Gen Alpha come for Gen Z is gonna be the highlight of my millennial life."
@tessdyer commented, "Please educate them on what preppy actually means. I want the reaction." @kathrinebreda joked, "Our world is doomed if these are the people who are going to be next up." @glutznglam added, "It's funny they have such big reactions to words they don't actually know." Pellegrino later made a video call to her sister and her best friend and they added another video, which can easily be considered slang tutorials, coming from these Gen Alpha girls.
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