Youth Misunderstood Issue Youth Culture 2017.4 We asked youth about words they often use that they have to define for others. Here are some examples: Basic Used to describe someone or something that’s mainstream or lacks originality. Ex: Did you see what she was wearing? She’s so basic. Snatched Describes anything that looks really good or on point. Ex: Your new jeans are snatched. Boots Used at the end of a sentence for emphasis, like a verbal exclamation mark. Ex: I didn’t sleep at all last night. I’m tired boots. Lit Describes A) something that is amazing. or B) The state of being intoxicated. Ex: A) That party was lit -or- She bought me drinks all night — I got so lit Ship A verb used to endorse a romantic coupling, whether it is real or not. Ex: I ship Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Woke To be socially aware. Ex: While you are obsessing with the Kardashians, there are millions of homeless in the world. STAY WOKE Straight fire Describes something that is high quality or trendy. Ex: That club last night was straight fire. Sus Describes something is that shady or suspicious. Ex: That abandoned gas station is mad sus.