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Lingo of the New Age: Internet Words You May Not Be Familiar With

If you find yourself staring at some words or acronyms and wondering what they mean, you can find yourself to be one of millions around the world. Internet words are actually a thing and we round up a few that you may not be familiar with.

These are some words that you can utilize in your social media account. A word of warning for business owners—some of these words can be quite a risk when you use them. While it can help you connect with your audience, some of the words may end up alienating a much older market.

So do use them at your own discretion.

 

Extra

Extra - Lingo of the New Age: Internet Words You May Not Be Familiar With
This would have usually just referred to a bonus or a spare. However, the world of the internet has given this old word a whole new meaning. The word ‘extra’ is now a verb.

For example: Sheila is SO Extra. It’s so annoying!

Extra now refers to actions that are inappropriate or excessive.

 

Salty

Salty - Lingo of the New Age: Internet Words You May Not Be Familiar With
No longer confined to a taste, it is now used to refer one being bitter or unpleasant over another’s gain or a certain event.
For example: I know you wanted to win but you didn’t. Why do you have to be so salty?

 

Savage

Savage - Lingo of the New Age: Internet Words You May Not Be Familiar With
If you’re thinking of the song from Pocahontas that is no longer what this term refers to in this day and age. When someone refers to your actions or words as “savage” they are seen as something awesome or harsh.

For example: Did you hear what Karla said earlier? It was so savage! Poor Lisa was in tears.
For example: Duke scored ten goals in last night’s game—he was so savage!

The meaning will invariably change with the context.

Woke

Woke - Lingo of the New Age: Internet Words You May Not Be Familiar With

This refers to the state of ‘being aware’ of important issues or ‘finally realizing’ something.
For example: I can’t believe it took me so long to realize she was a terrible person. I am so woke now.
This word is often affiliated with younger activists and their call to continue to be aware of a longstanding issue or societal problem.

 

Therefore

New words are not anything to be intimidated about. All that is needed is to understand what they actually mean to say and see if it is actually something that you can actually make use of. When you have a business, it would important to stay abreast of any new words that “the kids” are passing around these days. These can help you connect with your audience in a way that would otherwise not be possible.

Looking back on our list, which internet word were you confused about before?

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