Out of the loop on current trends

I must admit I am out of the loop on current trends and verbage so I hope someone get me up to date.

The first one I don't understand is why grown women in their 20's run up to a man jump up and wrap their legs around that man's waist. I first saw this on the Bachelor or the Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise. I don't understand why any man would allow this to happen. I thought this is what young children do so I was a little amazed that a grown women would do this especially on national TV. I saw on another program a rather larger lady try to do jump up on a man and it didn't work. I was so embarrassed for her.

Also I am out of the loop as far as slang.

What is a vlog? woke? smh? meme?

I still use bummer so that shows how old I am.

Thanks.

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Explanation of vlog: [en.wikipedia.org]

The only woke I know of is used as "I woke up."

SMH can mean either shaking my head or smacking my head.

Explanation of meme: [www.lifewire.com]

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I must say I have never watched the Bachelor or Bachelorette, not even once. I will take your word for it that adult women do stupid things on those stupid shows. Big surprise that any reality TV would be stupid, LOL.
[www.urbandictionary.com] I use Urban Dictionary when I don't know what my kidlets are talking about. Note: not always safe for work.

A meme is a play on a photograph/drawing. See [images.search.yahoo.com] for some good examples.

As for the wraparound thing, class seems to be something missing from much of the Millennial generation. In my mind, it's simulating an act that's better left to a private location.

“I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.” ~Ben Carson
Interesting article, SCM. I admit to having to look up "cancel culture." [www.urbandictionary.com]

“I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.” ~Ben Carson
I met a "kid" on vacation in Mexico (he was 28). He had a crush on the young female bartender who my husband and I had befriended. After the guy left on his last night there, she asked me, "What does this "bummed" mean? I asked her what he had said, and she said he had told her he was really bummed he wasn't going to see her again. I explained what it meant, and she smiled. I guess she must have liked him, too, because she gave him her email address.

I think that's pretty groovy.
I consider myself pretty "woke" but I when I heard "I was shooken" the other day, I just had to roll my eyes and pretend I cared what that idiot was saying. Current trends can be fun, these words are just nonsense to me. I feel old at the ripe age of 45. Next thing you know, I'm going to be saying "Dang kids these days!"

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Jenny, I'm pretty sure the term "woke" is not meant to be complimentary ;-).

Urban dictionary says "shooken" is "Shaken spelled wrong because the person who says, types or write them doesn't know the past participle of a simple word."

(See the definition for Jersey Shore: [www.urbandictionary.com])

“I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.” ~Ben Carson
@iShop123 wrote:

Jenny, I'm pretty sure the term "woke" is not meant to be complimentary ;-).

I think you'd be wrong in this case. Jenny is woke, and that's not a bad thing at all.
Thank you for this thread. It gives me a place to ruminate about things like 'When I am old, I shall sleep on Purple'(unless I am a greenie and would choose Avocado). But what will I wear?????

The most dangerous idea is silencing people. - Naval Ravikant
Okay boomer. Just kidding.

Speaking as a Millennial:

The first one I don't understand is why grown women in their 20's run up to a man jump up and wrap their legs around that man's waist. I first saw this on the Bachelor or the Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise. I don't understand why any man would allow this to happen. I thought this is what young children do so I was a little amazed that a grown women would do this especially on national TV. I saw on another program a rather larger lady try to do jump up on a man and it didn't work. I was so embarrassed for her.
Piggyback rides OR picking up and carrying a woman from the front are way girls flirt with men. Us men like to carry these women on us as a way to show we’re strong.

Also I am out of the loop as far as slang.

What is a vlog? Video Blog. A blog, also known as a weblog, is a basically a diary entry online. If you go to YouTube, you will find many creators who vlog about their everyday lives. Those who are able to attract large crowds interested in watching them vlog and consume that content are able to scale and monetize their digital diary entries. Think of the teenage girl video taping herself with their dad’s 100 lb VHS camcorder. That was basically vlogging before the Internet.

woke? Self-aware to anything controversial. When it was eventually publicly revealed that all these large companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc. are basically listening to our every movement, tracking all inputs, basically the modern day cookie, those fully realizing this controversial reality are ‘woke’ to what’s going on.

smh? Known back on hip hop forums in the early 2000’s simply as “Shake My Head.” For example, when the cashier at Five Guys proceeds to tell you the order total without upselling you fries and a drink even though you gave them enough time to do so! So as a result, you SMH (Shake My Head).

meme? Any form of media that passes on an imitation of anything of cultural significance, whether something common act we can connect with as a group. For example, for the kind of audience in this forum, imagine a funny picture of a guy looking at a waiter with no name tag with a caption: “Can I get your name?” That’s a meme we can all laugh at.

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@iShop123 wrote:

Interesting article, SCM. I admit to having to look up "cancel culture." [www.urbandictionary.com]

A good example of Cancel Culture to those who aren’t aware... Gonna try to relate to someone you may have grew up to. Y’all remember Gary Glitter and the cultural impact his song “Rock and Roll” has on sports? Well, when he was ultimately convicted of his terrible crimes, many leagues and teams “cancelled” him altogether. This was Cancel Culture before the term even became a thing.

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@iShop123 wrote:

[www.urbandictionary.com] I use Urban Dictionary when I don't know what my kidlets are talking about. Note: not always safe for work.

A meme is a play on a photograph/drawing. See [images.search.yahoo.com] for some good examples.

As for the wraparound thing, class seems to be something missing from much of the Millennial generation. In my mind, it's simulating an act that's better left to a private location.
Simulating an act would be if the guy carrying her was struggling and shaking her like a salt shaker. Picking up a woman like how it was described is definitely not simulating THAT act, if that’s what you’re imagining in your head. But if you’re talking about dancing with my generation (and especially with the late Gen X’ers) by grinding, that’s just subjective to what you consider “class.” There’s a time and place for grinding and what you’d consider simulating an act, like not doing it when you’re working, in front of children, etc. just like smoking, drinking and other things teenager and adult do.

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@JASFLALMT wrote:

I've never heard of Gary Glitter or Rock and Rock.

Rock and Roll*

Listen to the song on YouTube. If you haven’t heard that, you’ve been living under a rock.

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I Googled it. Maybe part of the problem was that you wrote "Rock and Rock" initially and I couldn't find anything about it. Glad you edited your post to reflect the correct song name. I don't watch sports, but I think somehow I may have accidentally been subjected to that somewhere else over the years. Oh, and I have been living in cave, not under a rock. The acoustics are much better in there smiling smiley.
@Tarantado wrote:

@iShop123 wrote:

Interesting article, SCM. I admit to having to look up "cancel culture." [www.urbandictionary.com]

A good example of Cancel Culture to those who aren’t aware... Gonna try to relate to someone you may have grew up to. Y’all remember Gary Glitter and the cultural impact his song “Rock and Roll” has on sports? Well, when he was ultimately convicted of his terrible crimes, many leagues and teams “cancelled” him altogether. This was Cancel Culture before the term even became a thing.
Cool example. I do remember that song, and yes, it has completely disappeared. He is currently in prison again (3rd time?) serving a 16 year sentence. He's 75 years old. I guess they don't kill old pedophiles in UK prisons?
@SoCalMama wrote:

Cool example. I do remember that song, and yes, it has completely disappeared. He is currently in prison again (3rd time?) serving a 16 year sentence. He's 75 years old. I guess they don't kill old pedophiles in UK prisons?

Ironically enough... Like a HUGE irony actually is that "Rock & Roll" popped up in the recent billion dollar hit Joker and of course, most people don't even realize the history of the song with the musician and why it's basically disappeared.... And for good reason. But at the same time, if anyone know who the Joker is as a character, it's a GENIUS move as Joker represents hypocrisy of our society, when I was high enough to think that up one intoxicated night...

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@SoCalMama wrote:

@iShop123 wrote:

Jenny, I'm pretty sure the term "woke" is not meant to be complimentary ;-).
I think you'd be wrong in this case. Jenny is woke, and that's not a bad thing at all.
Not being in my 20s, I look up the definition in the Urban Dictionary.
"Woke: The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue."
To me, being called pretentious would not be taken as complimentary. YMMV.

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@iShop123 wrote:

Not being in my 20s, I look up the definition in the Urban Dictionary.
"Woke: The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue."
To me, being called pretentious would not be taken as complimentary. YMMV.

The definition you read is basically a condescending and misunderstood definition of "woke"....

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It seems to be the consensus at the Urban Dictionary (whose definitions usually come from those under 35). The Obama article above has him using it as progressives who are "ideologically rigid and judgmental." If you have a better source, I'd appreciate seeing it (seriously would so that I can use multiple sources in the future.) Thanks.

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@iShop123 wrote:

It seems to be the consensus at the Urban Dictionary (whose definitions usually come from those under 35). If you have a better source, I'd appreciate seeing it. Thanks.

The consensus is based on a couple thousand votes compared to the hundreds of millions of Millennials and Gen Zer’s. Urban Dictionary is also all user submitted information that tries to interpret slang. Another good source is an actual millennial (me) who’s actually culturally sound and doesn’t live under a rock with this kind of stuff.

Edited to Add: If You Know, You Know. More slang for you.

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Who knows what "Ghosting" means...my daughter had me laughing telling about how one meets via phone, and if a date doesn't go well, they are ghosted...meaning the other person disappears. Smitten is a word I like, meaning you've fallen for someone and as far as jumping into a guys body, legs wrapped around his waist, it's a sign of affection, I of course, have never done that.

Live consciously....
Ghosting is like blanking in that you don’t acknowledge a person. Except blanking was always done in person but ghosting is just not returning messages and not showing up as agreed.
@Tarantado wrote:

Another good source is an actual millennial (me) who’s actually culturally sound and doesn’t live under a rock with this kind of stuff.
In other posts you have presented yourself as atypical, Tara, so I don't think one voice outside the mainstream counts as a good source. I do ask my own kidlets at times, but realize that they do not consider themselves a representative sample of an entire generation. Honestly, if there is a good source out there (please, not Reddit), it would be helpful.

“I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.” ~Ben Carson
@iShop123 wrote:

In other posts you have presented yourself as atypical, Tara, so I don't think one voice outside the mainstream counts as a good source. I do ask my own kidlets at times, but realize that they do not consider themselves a representative sample of an entire generation. Honestly, if there is a good source out there (please, not Reddit), it would be helpful.

I am an atypical Millennial; however, that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly around the typical Millennials, which that’s what my group of friends and associates are.... What kind of weirdo friend or associate would I be if couldn’t understand what people were talking about socially?

Would a Buzzfeed video help? But political bias will often yield different definitions due to variety’s of reasons, underlying racism, classis, privilege, etc.

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Doubtful, for exactly the reasons you've noted. It's okay. If someone wants to identify as "woke," more power to them.

“I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.” ~Ben Carson
I have thought the term "woke" to be similar to enlightened. As in, "I was previously in the dark or living in a dreamworld, but now I am woke to whatever reality is being discussed."

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