This teacher’s list of slang terms used by his students went viral because it’s so brilliant
This could be the most wholesome thing you read this week, a teacher who compiled a list of slang terms (and their meanings) used by his ‘generation Z’ students.
It was shared by one of his students who said this about it.
My sociology professor keeps an alphabetic list of new slang terms he learns from students and I will never get over it pic.twitter.com/UxOxRsNJbb
— Ehhhhhh (@mewtailv2) April 30, 2019
And here’s the list, complied on a document on teacher James Callahan’s computer in helpfully colour-coded columns.
And here are just some of the things people said about it after it went wildly viral on Twitter.
It’s a complicated time pic.twitter.com/3OvG2zlZAI
— Meg Walsh (@gay_disco) May 1, 2019
Best one pic.twitter.com/UICu404QzF
— DJ Cwittz Natsu (@DJCwittzNatsu) May 1, 2019
We’ve come a long way since 2014 pic.twitter.com/RaV1DlX2p9
— Sergio (@BerlangaS_) May 1, 2019
“Generation Z dictionary” lmfao pic.twitter.com/DgvUMwnuCj
— erin 🍓 (@marleyohk) May 1, 2019
The thing about this is how serious he takes this. 😂😂😂
— Etienne (@Etienne_Knight) May 1, 2019
i dont know why but the fact that the definition of “im dead” is “that was amusing” is hilarious to me ’cause it implies it was only sort of funny
— a fox of the deer variety (@DaBlackFox_) May 1, 2019
The fact he teaches sociology is what makes this special.
— 💨 (@BlvckCloud_) May 1, 2019
But the teacher – xxx – was obviously very proud of it because live updates of exactly how viral it was going were scribbled on his white board.
Live updates are getting written on the board in class pic.twitter.com/eqTIxGIua0
— Timmy McCabe (@mccabe425) May 1, 2019
And Mr Callahan, who teaches at Lowell High School, later shared the entire document online, making us love him even more.
Here’s what he had to say.
“Hello, internet! I hope this comes in handy! I’m happy to offer this to the world for free, but if you’re feeling philanthropic today, please consider two options that would greatly help the students of Lowell, Massachusetts. The Lowell String Project, and Mrs. Bauer’s Donors Choose page, stay up, Mr. Callahan.”
And here it is …
Top work, Mr Callahan.