Fifteen new words and phrases - and what they mean

Generation Z and Zillenials’ Slang

What are Generation Z saying? Have you been on Twitter or Instagram recently and seen new words you have no idea the meaning of? Our language is ever evolving with change being popularised by the young and it can be hard to keep up. Especially in a world dominated by social media, saturated with meme culture (I’ll explain this later) and where characters are limited. When discussing the origins of these words we must not forget to thank black communities in both America and the UK for inventing many of them! You need a good grasp of our slang if …

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Five words or phrases from the US election

Five words or phrases from the US election

Five words or phrases from the US election We post regular tips about writing in our Facebook group, Writing Wisdom. Recently this included one on words or phrases from the US election. How many have you heard of? Blue wave – A definitive Democratic “blue wave” pollsters predicted never happened – as in sweeping wins for the party associated with this colour. This is potentially confusing for Brits as we’re more used to a ‘true blue’ party to the right. Bully pulpit – A term coined for the presidency by Theodore Roosevelt that seemed apt for many commentators more recently. …

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