New words and phrases we have learned from the teenager.
We disclaim any responsibility for any outcome of your attempts to use them. We do so only with caution, as maintaining a shred of the teenager’s respect is crucial to our success as fake parents.
- Curved, v.: Rejected, ignored with prejudice.
Example: “Jane tried to talk to me after what she did, but I curved her and walked away.”
- Finessed, v.: Obtained, via purchase or otherwise.
Example: “I just finessed a new Canada Goose coat, my mom gave me the money for it.”
- Extra, adj.: Excessive, particularly pertaining to causing the teenager to have to do something they don’t want to do.
Example: “The dishes? But I just picked up my clothes, that’s so extra!”
- Flexed, v: Showed off, especially a new possession or ability.
Example: “Samantha was straight up flexing her new Canada Goose coat even though it was 60˚ out!”
- Roasted, adj. and Burnt, adj.: Completely owned by a joke, trick, or insult.
Example (after pulling a container out of the fridge and finding it empty, for instance): “Roasted! Ya burnt!”
- Force, n.: Someone who tries too hard at things the teenager disapproves of.
Example: “Ms. Norbury keeps trying to get me to join the math team, she’s such a force!”
- Gone Ham, v.: To do something with abandon, go crazy.
Example: “Your boy went ham on that pizza, I must have had like, three slices!”
- Needs Some Milk, adj.: Has just done something embarrassing. (strong emphasis on milk)
Example: “Cole just tripped with his lunch and spilled everything, kid needs some milk!”
- Sus, adj.: Bad, undesirable. Believed to be derived from ‘suspect’.
Example: “That Starbucks is sus–it has long lines and is always out of pastries! I’m going to get a smoothie instead.”