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What’s up, guys?
Today’s class was all about English slang words and terms. “What’s up?” is one of them! It’s a friendly way of asking someone what is happening with them at the moment. It can either be used a greeting (Q: “Hey! What’s up?” | A:”Oh, I’m busy with a project. How about you?”) or in the middle of a conversation, if you’re curious about something about the person you’re talking to (Q: “You’re dressed very nicely today, what’s up?” | A:” I have a date later!”).
Current English slang contains a lot of abbreviations and acronyms. One student showed us a sticker emoji set on LINE, which was a collection of different short English slang and acronyms, such as BRB, FYI and IDK. These are similar to popular acronyms like ASAP (As Soon As Possible) and AKA (Also Known As).
BRB: Be Right Back – When you’re leaving a place for a short moment. Commonly used in chat/text message conversations.
FYI: For Your Information – When you say something that is not relevant or related to the topic, but it might be useful information. Commonly used in work emails.
IDK: I Don’t Know – Commonly used by young people all the time.
When saying out these acronyms in a conversation, some people even say it as it is spelled. “I need my medicine ey-sap (ASAP)!) “Going to the toilet, bee are bee (BRB).”
Another student shared that she is subscribed to an Instagram account that teaches you new English slang words and terms -> Slang Cards. It’s really useful, and quite funny too!
Thanks for joining me today~