Today’s Slang Is Lit, And That’s A Good Thing

Today’s Slang Is Lit, And That’s A Good Thing

Here at the Morning Shift we ask the important questions: Like, “why is everything ‘lit?’” Every generation is known to create their own slang terms to communicate. But millennials are growing up with Twitter and Tumblr at their fingertips and new internet terms seem to pop up daily. With the holiday’s approaching, we want to help our listeners decode the teenage-speak they will hear at the dinner table.

Morning Shift talks with Kevin Smith, an editor at Buzzfeed and Jonathon Green, a lexicographer and author of Green’s Dictionary of Slang, about the history of slang terms and why you need to know what ‘woke’ means.