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Florida's texting-while-driving ban, enacted Oct. 1, 2013, has proved of little value, with few citations.   (Times file)

Florida's texting-while-driving ban, enacted Oct. 1, 2013, has proved of little value, with few citations. (Times file)

Are your eyebrows "on fleek?" Is your "OTP" Big Sean and Ariana Grande? (Spoiler alert: They broke up weeks ago. You're "low key" super late if "UOENO." If you answered "yaasss" you might know a little somethin' somethin' but "no flex zone." If you have no idea what's being said, keep reading!

bae*: Means "before anyone else" and has evolved to being synonymous for babe or baby.

Used in a sentence: I miss you bae.

***Can also be used as: Zayn Malik was bae before he left One Direction.

basic: Someone who is unsophisticated, uninteresting and unoriginal. Basically, whatever is can be qualified as a "not" that defines the person.

used In a sentence: All she does is go on Facebook and rant and complain — she's so basic.

can't even: When something is so indescribably good, one cannot handle the given situation.

used In a sentence: Big Sean's new album is so good, I can't even.

IOENO/UOENO: stands for "I don't even know" or "you don't even know." Think of IOENO/UOENO as the modern day idk. (Psst. idk is "I don't know.")

Used in a sentence: "When do final exams start?" "IOENO."

low key: to want or do something in secret or discreetly.

Used in a sentence: I low key want some pizza right now even though I started my diet an hour ago.

No flex zone: A place where one shouldn't brag or flaunt himself or herself in order to show off or gain attention.

Used in a sentence: First person: "My new dress was on sale for $20. The regular retail price was $199.99." Second person: *Glares* No flex zone.

On fleek: Something that is without error or imperfections. "On fleek" can be used when something is the or when someone, maybe "bae," looks flawless.

Used in a sentence: Your outfit was on fleek yesterday.

OTP: Means "one true pairing" and refers to a person's favorite combination of people in a relationship.

Used in a sentence: I'm so sad that Big Sean and Ariana Grande broke up because they were my OTP.

thirsty: Thirsty, in the slang sense of the word, can be defined as someone who is overly desperate for someone or something.

used In a sentence: OMG he's so thirsty. He won't stop following me around.

Yaasss: Think of yasss as the word yes on steroids. Yasss is used with a trillion times more excitement. (The more "a's" and "s's" used the more enthusiasm is conveyed.)

Used in a sentence: "Movies tonight or nah?" "Yaassss."

How well do you know your slang? 05/06/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 5:35pm]
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