Your Guide To Translating 2017 Slang

One of the great things about the internet is that we can visibly watch each day as a new slang term takes over our generation. In 2017, we were introduced to our fair share of strange, confusing, and some just utterly simple terms.

1. Finsta

2017 was a year of the popular app "Instagram" getting even more popular... as if that's possible. Part of this is due to the growing trend of having two accounts on the app. One, sometimes referred to as a "rinsta" or real-instagram, for all of your highly editted and heavily filtered pictures. The other, the "finsta" or fake-instgram, for only your close friends to follow, and for you to post all of your rants, outfit options, and ugly-selfies.

2. Glow-Up

This can be taken the wrong way to some, cause it lowkey (see #7) means that you might've not been too great looking a little while ago... but essentially you say it to someone who got really attractive.

3. Salty

Salty just means to be mad about something, usually passive aggressively.

4. Lit

Lit can have a couple of meanings such as to describe someone who's intoxicated, or a party, but all come down to mean when something is super fun.

5. Suh

Suh = What's up, and is usually said by dudes who don't have the energy or capability of forming the whole phrase.

6. Extra

Okay I'll preface this by saying that being "extra" is a compliment to some, and an insult to other's, so careful here. Being extra means being dramatic or over the top.

7. Low-Key/High-Key

Low-Key= either to describe when something is casual or if you "low-key" love something, you kinda love it.

High-key=along the same lines, but you really love or hate something.

8. Thirsty

Thirsty means desperately seeking something, whether that be attention, a boyfriend, etc.

9. Trash

This form of the word trash is said like this: "You're trash" or "That's complete trash."

You might be able to guess this one, but it means something sucks or is useless.

10. K

If you get this one-over text... apologize. I don't know what you did but you either need to apologize or RUN because a "K" instead of "okay" over text means someone is very angry.

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