The teacher had to write down the Gen Alpha slang words he heard from students at school and parents can't even guess what some of these mean.
The English language has gone through centuries of evolution. As of now, the language is undergoing a fast metamorphosis as the upcoming youth are giving it a new style. Teachers, in particular, are at the receiving end of this confusing transformation from one generation to another. They need to catch up with the current generation's slang to understand the students' mindsets. Mr. Lindsay–who goes on TikTok by @lindsay_teaching_co–recently posted a hilarious video sharing some middle school slang words he got to know at his school. The video went viral, garnering nearly 7 million views and received many hysterical responses.
At the beginning of the video, Lindsay said, "I wrote down every slang that I heard just this week as a middle school teacher." He pointed out that staying on top of the students' slang is one of the important jobs of a teacher so that they would know if the students are speaking appropriately or not. "But I'm going to be honest. It's getting a little out of hand," said Lindsay and shared a list of 24 middle school slang words. He mentioned that some of those were familiar to him, but others he had no clue.
"On God, she ate that, left no crumbs, riz," listed the teacher. While mentioning the word "GYAT," Lindsay let the older generations know that it didn't mean "Get Your Act Together" and asked them to search for its actual meaning on the internet. Some words he said seemed to be straight out of a whole new language. "Fanum tax, cap, bet, bruh, gassin' you up," he kept adding to the list. Rather than just stating those slang words, Lindsay combined them with his hilarious facial expressions mimicking the attitude of his Gen Alpha students.
The list kept going with phrases like, "It's giving, for real for real, this goes dummy hard, simpin, pick me energy, drippy and bussin." He had even heard from a student, "You're not him, Mr. Lindsay, you're not him." The list also had some older slang words, like, "yeet, snatched, slay and dead a**." Lindsay ended the video by saying that he had just discovered 24 words and implied that there were many more to know. "I don't know if I can keep up," he said. The middle school teacher captioned his hysterical video by saying, "I am proud to say I knew 23/24. I have no clue what #fanumtax is and I don't think they too either! Someone helps a brother out?"
Nearly 12K comments poured in and people found it absolutely funny. Some parents could even relate to Lindsay having to catch up with these slang words. "My 14-year-old niece stayed with us and when she left, my husband said, 'I've never felt so bullied in my life with words I don't know'," commented @oyveykk. "Middle School teacher here, I knew every one of those! The best part is if you use the slang words, they become not cool anymore," wrote @thatmiguy. "My son told me what gyat was last week. I laughed so hard. He also told me they say 'On Jah,' now," commented @heathhop22.