Slang is an ever evolving way of speaking that's hard to keep track of if you're not continually keyed in with the mutating world of Internet culture. When you're 19 and don't have much to worry about other than if your English 101 final is going to be easy AF, it's a breeze to understand the complexities of getting turnt as opposed to going HAM. But if you've got a full time job and the bills to go with it, it's harder to figure out what the heck all these kids are talking about. On this list we’re going to take a look at the origin of slang words and try to solve some of the greatest mysteries of our time, like “what does on fleek mean?” You know you’re dying to know. It’s time to learn the origins of phrases all the kids are saying these days.
If you’re wondering "what does bae mean," or are trying to figure out if "ratchet" means something more than a car tool, we’re here for you. On this list we’ve plumbed the depths of the Internet to learn the etymology of the current slang words and phrases that are driving you up the wall.After all of the informative AF data on this list, you’re going to be the hippest person in your town. Until, inevitably, the slang changes - like the cells in your body replacing themselves every seven years - and you’re once again trying to figure out what the heck all these kids are talking about. But don’t worry, when that happens we’ll be here for you once again.