Can We Guess Your Age Based on How Much Millennial Slang You Know?

By: Zoe Samuel
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If that sounded like a fully recognizable series of English words that hung together in a series of grammatically dodgy but fully comprehensible sentences, then you're probably a Millennial - or at least, you live with one. If not, you might belong to one of the other great demographic cohorts of our time.

Millennials are the generation who came of age in a very strange political period. Born between 1980 and 2000, they are currently between 18 and 37 years old, and that means most of them have had a cell phone their entire life, and have been texting since at least their teens. They are digital natives who may just about remember the dark ages from before, when you had to plan how to meet someone and then just pray they'd show up. As a result, this is a generation that develops and discards slang at a faster rate than before, and whose colloquialisms are very much informed by the internet. Character limits and the rise of the emoji (formerly known as the emoticon) stirred a creative and innovative lexicon that makes very little sense to some, and is the lingua franca of others.

Are you a totally woke Millennial or a more traditional Baby Boomer? Perhaps you're something in between. Let's find out!

What is twerking?

What does it mean to be woke?

What does it mean to be lit?

What does it mean to glo up?

What does it mean if someone is said to need some milk?

What could you learn from tea?

What does it mean to be on fleek?

What does it mean to be shook?

What does it mean to be salty?

What is a bae?

What is a snap trap?

What is a finstagram?

What does it mean if someone is thirsty?

What is draking?

What does it mean to throw shade?

What is roasting?

When might someone say "It's just a prank"?

What does "shots fired" mean?

What does it mean to be hit in the feels?

What does it mean to be extra?

What is a side hustle?

Is "low key" millennial slang?

What does it mean to be basic?

What does it mean to be pwned?

What does it mean to be turnt?

What is pregaming?

Which of these is goals?

What does it mean to say "sorry not sorry"?

What does "v" mean?

What does "p" mean?

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