3 Slang Terms for 2019

The English language is always developing and changing. Actually, every language is. But since English has become the global language for communication, keeping up with the latest slang is not a bad idea. Today’s slang is tomorrow’s regular vocabulary.

1. Woke

This particular term refers to being very aware of current affairs. Those who have a firm understanding of the reality around them or come to terms with the fact that their previous beliefs may have been false can be referred to as “woke”.

2. Flex

No, we’re not talking about showing off your muscles at the gym – the slang term “flexing” actually describes the act of showing off your valuables or lavish lifestyle in a very non-humble way. For example the act of certain influencers “flexing on Instagram”.

3. Left on read

Originating from the read receipts on iMessage that show when the other person has seen your text, getting “left on read” refers to someone reading your text and not replying to it. Perhaps one of the biggest insults of our time.