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Say What? How TikTok is Speeding Up Slang

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 7, 2021
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Do you know what it means when someone is “fitted” or “pulling up” to a function? That’s some Gen Z slang for you. Every generation has had its language quirks, but those changes are happening faster now with social media—especially TikTok. Can boomers and Gen Z even understand each other these days? This is Nicole Holliday’s area of expertise. She’s a linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania and co-host of the Spectacular Vernacular podcast. (Segment produced by James Hoopes) Show More...