Friday, May 1, 2020


Your NEW “composition book” for Report Card #4 will be due at the beginning of June. We will probably do a new page every Friday. You may start a new composition book in Google docs or you may write pages in a notebook … BUT … if you write in a notebook, you will have to take pics of ALL the pages and send to me at the end of the year.


Read through all the examples of modern slang. Choose AT LEAST 5 and write interesting, creative sentences for those 5. More than 5 would be better, especially if you want full points. Please highlight the slang words in your sentences.

Examples of Modern Slang

Slang is changing all the time, but here’s a list of modern slang terms:

  • BAE: A term of endearment, meaning “before anyone else,” used between romantic partners that can also be used between close friends.”Bae, you’re the best.”
  • Bye Felicia: A fast way to tell someone to go away. This term comes from the 1995 movie Friday.”I know you’re just copying my style. Bye Felicia.”
  • Coin: Another way to refer to money.”She’s about to earn some major coin.”
  • Dying: Something that was so funny, you died laughing.”OMG. This stand-up is hilarious. I’m dying.”
  • Epic: If somewhat was “epic,” it was highly enjoyable.”His latest novel was epic.”
  • Extra: If someone’s “extra,” it means they’re way too dramatic.”She’s always acting like she LOVES language arts, but only in front of the teacher. She’s way extra.”
  • Fierce: Usually attributed to Beyonce, “fierce” signifies a strong, independent person.”I love her to death. She’s so fierce!”
  • GOAT: Current usage is actually a compliment, as this is now an acronym that stands for “greatest of all time.””I don’t care what you say, because Tom Brady is the goat.”
  • Lit: If something is “lit,” it means it’s super cool or “on fire.””Last night’s party was lit.”
  • Low key: If someone or something is “low key,” it means it’s being done under the radar or they don’t want anyone to know.”I low key love Imagine Dragons, but don’t tell anyone!”
  • On point: Outstanding, perfectly executed.”Her accessories are on point. She looks great.”
  • Read: To “read” someone means you’re calling them out for their bad behavior.”Wow. Stefon read Amy for being fake at last night’s dinner.”
  • Salty: Angry or bitter about something.”Why are you so salty? I said I would share if I win the lottery.”
  • Savage: Someone who “roasts” people nonstop and doesn’t care what others will say.”Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue on Donald Trump last night was savage.”
  • Ship: Short for “romantic relationship,” sometimes used as a verb.”Everyone wants to ship Edward and Bella, but they say they’re just good friends.
  • The tea: When someone is dishing “the tea,” they’re gossiping, particularly with the juiciest or most dramatic gossip.”Let’s call Wendy. She always has the tea.”
  • Thirsty: If someone’s “thirsty,” it means they’re a little too eager or even desperate.”Look at the way she dressed for their second date. She’s way too thirsty.”
  • Throw shade: To “throw shade” means to insult or say something unkind about someone.”I can’t believe he said that. He just threw some serious shade.”
  • Woke: Slang for “awakened,” as in being highly aware of social injustices.”If you’re so woke, why didn’t you vote?”
  • YOLO: An acronym for “you only live once,” encouraging people to seize the day.”Of course you should go on that trip to Dublin! YOLO!