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  • Don't sleep on this video.

  • I'm 42, I don't know any  current slang. In this video,  

  • my nieces and nephews teach me. This  is for all you old people out there.

  • If someone uses the phrase  “Don't sleep on something”,  

  • that means don't underestimate  something because it's actually great.

  • Don't sleep on the beach sandwichTastes so good down by the water.

  • Yes.

  • Don't sleep on the beach sandwich. Don't  underestimate how amazing it can be.

  • Something I like isDon't sleep on”.

  • Oh yeah.

  • So and so.

  • Don't sleep on that movie. That's good. Like  don't fall asleep on that. That's a good one.

  • So is that like If I'm starting  to say I don't like something  

  • you would say that? Or when would you say that?

  • Ah, just a passing comment, don't sleep  on that recipe like don't sleep on crocs.

  • Right.

  • Don't sleep on crocs? Okay. My niece thinks  Crocs are pretty great. Don't sleep on this  

  • video. Don't underestimate itit's a great video. In fact,  

  • hit the like button and subscribe  with notifications right now.

  • This next one is confusing because it has two  different meanings which have an opposite feel.

  • In my bag. What's in my bag? Well, I got  my mask of course. Wait. This is not what  

  • it means. We're not talking what's in bag but the  phrase is “I'm in my bagand that means I'm sad.

  • Do you know “I'm in my bag”?

  • No.

  • When you're really sad or like you're  just broken up with, you're in your bag.

  • Well, it also depends.

  • Wait, you're in your own bag?

  • Yeah.

  • Like you're in your feels?

  • Like if I'll be like I'm in bag  like how would I use it to describe

  • If you were likeWe're leaving  the beach today, I'm really in my bag.”

  • Vacation's over. I'm in my bag or  “I just got dumped. I'm in my bag.”

  • Sad, bummed out, not a good thing . But it also means  completely focused in your zone,  

  • a good thing. My nephew quotes  a song where it's used that way.

  • This person's like “I ain't in  the mood if I ain't in my bag.”

  • Okay.

  • Being in your bag is like you are at the exact  mental emotional state that you need to be in  

  • that moment. It's like “I ain't in the mood if  I ain't in my bag. Like a feeling like nice.

  • Are you feeling nice? In the zone? At one  with what you're doing? You're in your bag.  

  • Are you sad, down in the dumpsfeeling crappy? You're in your bag.

  • Like oh, we just stopped at Taco Bell atin the morning. I'm really in my bag or like.

  • It's like “I'm in my bagor  like “I'm knee-deep in my bag.”

  • My nephew is so focused on the  enjoyment of eating Taco Bell  

  • at 1 in the morning, he's knee-deep in his bag.

  • Moving on, my niece posted this photo of  her mother on Snapchat. Note the caption:  

  • Did her hair. Gas her up y'allGas up, a slang phrasal verb.

  • Gas me upmeans compliment me?

  • Yeah.

  • Oh yeah.

  • Interesting because gas also means farts.

  • Right. Which is why that one's very rude.

  • But it's like Gas me up is like hype me up.

  • Okay.

  • Give you confidence.

  • Don't sleep on me.

  • Don't sleep on me.

  • Gas me up, hype me up, make  me feel good about myself.

  • Gas has a lot of meanings. If something is a gasthat's an old-fashioned way to say “A good time”.

  • Oh, we had such a gas at your party!”

  • Like I said, this one is old-fashioned, use with  caution. Gas is short for gasoline and in the US,  

  • we use that for what we put in our car, fuelIt's also one of the states of matter along with  

  • solid, liquid and plasma. But in that clip I also  mentioned it's when air builds up in your body,  

  • ugh, it doesn't feel so good and well, you fart.

  • Gas her up means compliment her. I was told  that gas means great. Earlier that week, my nephew  

  • Ian made a chocolate cake that was perfect. And  someone said, “Ian, that chocolate cake was gas”.

  • The next time you're in your bag, I'm  going to gas you up. But don't be sus.

  • What is sus?

  • Ah, I think it's like from  

  • suspect or suspicious. It's like you're  acting really weird or like suspicious.

  • I've found that in my texts a lot, I have a group  chat with my two roommates and it's like,  

  • my boyfriend turned his location offthat's so sus. And we're like, "Oh my gosh, so sus!"

  • So it's just like suspect. It's short for  suspect and it means something is fishy.

  • Oh, you're being sus.

  • You're being sus like you're being  like you're joking or you're like..

  • So it's like cagey? In that  respect or is cagey my wording.

  • I don't know what that means.

  • None of you don't know what that means?

  • I guess cagey is outdated because I knew  it and none of them did. If you're cagey,  

  • you're purposely not being clear. You want to  avoid giving direct information and that isSus”.

  • But what's not sus is a new Youtube feature,  “Super Thanks”, this allows you to show  

  • your support for my channel and help me  figure out which videos are your favorite  

  • and which kinds of videos you want more of. Do  you love this video? Leave a super thanks. All  

  • super thanks donations are going to new equipmentactually a new camera so I can get better clips  

  • in low-light like in this video. Super Thankstry it out and thanks for your support.

  • We've learnedIn my bagbut  do you knowOut of Pocket”?  

  • You're going to learn a bonus  phrase here: Depop Girl.

  • Do you know the appDepop”?

  • No.

  • It's like you're selling. It's kinda  like Goodwill Online and girls like,  

  • Depop girls like you're Y2K, you're  two thousand. Vintage baby tee.

  • What does Depop stands for?

  • It doesn't stand for anything, it's just the app.

  • Depop?

  • But they like, scam people, like they're like $50 for this  

  • kids t-shirt that was definitely originally $10.

  • Right.

  • But you're calling it baby tee vintage Y2K vibes.

  • Uhuh.

  • Depop is an app where you can sell used clothes

  • and a Depop girl is someone who buys  cheap things and resells them on this app  

  • for an inflated price. Honestly to me, that just  sounds like basic capitalism. But knowing what  

  • that means helps set the context for this  next part, the slang termOut of Pocket”.

  • So don't use that app.

  • No, you can but don't get scammed by  these Depop girls. They're out of pocket.

  • What is that? I don't know that one.

  • What does that mean? Okay, explain that.

  • It's like you're out of your lanelike you are way too much right now

  • or like someone says something  that's like rude or mean or like

  • Is it like out of line?

  • Yeah.

  • Out of pocket. Slang for rude, out  of line, not acceptable, not okay.

  • Now I've heard and used the phraseOut of pocket”  

  • a lot in the context of healthcare, total different use. This refers specifically to  

  • money. The way that US healthcare system worksmost people have health insurance through work  

  • which pays all or most of the monthly fee  for insurance which is called the premium.  

  • An out-of-pocket expense is something you  pay in addition to the premium. For example,  

  • you might have a copay when you visit your  doctor. You pay twenty bucks or fifty,  

  • your insurance pays the rest but that twenty or  fifty dollars is out of pocket. You have to pay it  

  • even though you have health insurance. But it  has this slang meaning too, not acceptable, rude.

  • We don't support this one but simp. You know simp?

  • No.

  • In case you didn't get that, it was  

  • simp”. A little hard to hear because of  that stop P. Simp What does simp mean?

  • It's literally just a guy  being respectful to a girl.

  • Okay. But like real life experience I was like

  • to someone, “Can you get my charger?” We're  watching Bachelorette, Batchelor in the common  

  • room. I said, “Can you get my charger?” He goes  up, gets his charger, his friends goSimp!”

  • Uhuh.

  • That's how it started.

  • You shouldn't.

  • Oh my gosh, why are you go getting her charger?

  • Uhuh.

  • And like that's how it started. But now people  are like, “I simp for Cristina Aguilera.”

  • They explained that basically it seems to apply  to any or all affection or respect that a man may  

  • give a woman outside of a very macho masculinityBut you can use the word a few different ways.

  • But if you do have a crush  on someone, you're simping.

  • Okay.

  • Right, right yeah so it's like  if you're crushing on them.

  • I'm simping so hard right now.

  • Right. People turn it into a good word.

  • Yeah, and into a verb.

  • It can be sweet. I'm simping.

  • Right. -- we're simping so hard for each other.

  • Have you ever heard of the--

  • A noun getting turned into a verb, simpingAftersimp”, the termstancame up.

  • So stan is like

  • It's like a super fan.

  • Stan is like, I support you like I got your back.

  • It's more of a what's the  word when it's non-romantic?

  • Platonic. It's like a platonic  I like and respect you

  • And I probably sort of it's like I die  hard support this like I stan Doritos.

  • Right.

  • It started with Eminem's one song because he  has a fan, a super hardcore fanboy named Stan.

  • Yeah.

  • So now stan means really like, support

  • Right.

  • Or it's just like after meeting someone  for the first time like someone's friend,  

  • someone brought a friend and you're  like I don't know if I'm going to like  

  • them but then like you hang out with them  you're likeYou know what, we stan Lucy.”

  • Uhuh.

  • Stan can be a noun, big fan or a verbto really love and support something  

  • like my niece's example “I stan Doritos.”

  • And for me, that is also true. I  stan Doritos. I absolutely love them,  

  • do not open a bag around me if  you're not going to share with me.

  • Okay, last one.

  • Cheuggy. Has anyone around here  actually ever used cheuggy?

  • No.

  • Yes

  • When did you used cheuggy?

  • Well, I feel like as millenials, we've  talked about what cheuggy means.  

  • Cheuggy is anything that millenials  do that gen-z rolls their eyes at.

  • You don't want to be called basic or  cheuggy. Cheuggy is someone who follows  

  • trends that are no longer  cool; the opposite of stylish.

  • So, millennials. The generation below me.  

  • Now old enough to be made fun of and considered  out of style by the generation below them, Gen Z.

  • My friend recently bought jeans  and said to the sales person,  

  • Help me find a pair of  jeans that aren't cheuggy.”

  • I'm Gen X, so you could be pretty sure  that I'm cheuggy most of the time.

  • It's so funny because like I get  everything you guys are saying  

  • but I would never be able to use any of these words successfully.

  • Yeah. (laughing)

  • You know what I mean? But it's  enough to at least know  

  • and it's so interesting to hear how they  evolve like at first it's negative and  

  • then use ironically and then it's also  positive and you turn it into a verb.

  • Right.

  • And all these things.

  • And I love it when you're talking when  you're using them you don't even realize  

  • it and they're like, “Oh wait, that's a good one.”

  • Right.

  • Massive thanks to my nieces and nephews for  teaching me slang that I didn't even know  

  • existed. If you want to pick up some good slang,  

  • follow some Gen Z on social media like  my niece Ana who is in this video. She's  

  • on Instagram and Tiktok. You can use Urban  dictionary to look up terms you don't know.

  • Be sure to subscribe with notifications to  catch all of my English language learning videos  

  • and keep your learning going now with  this video. I love being your English  

  • teacher. That's it and thanks so  much for using Rachel's English.

Don't sleep on this video.

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    Summer posted on 2021/09/07
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