Living with teenagers has kept me up on the latest lingo. Let’s just say I’m glad my name isn’t Karen or Felicia.
My girls call gossip “tea” (or spilling the tea) while being salty means someone is acting rude or bitter.
When I was growing up, Gucci meant an expensive designer purse that only the rich girls owned. Now it means good or cool.
There’s lots of other slang that I’ve grown to love. Flex means to show off, as in “flexing a muscle” while curve means someone’s been dejected romantically. Fleek or “on fleek” is a way of saying something is on point.
Extra is another fun term. It refers to someone being or acting over the top. Laughing too hard at a joke that’s not that funny or being overly dramatic in a situation. It can also mean you’re trying too hard to be cool.
Being the word neRD that I am, hearing the word EXTRA constantly made me think of eggs. I find it ironic because eggs are anything but extra. In fact, they’re just the opposite.
Eggs are simple, convenient, affordable and predictable. When you’ve got nothing in your fridge to eat, you can almost always find an egg or two to whip up for an omelet or boil and add to tuna salad.
In honor of the humble (or shall we say basic egg, I bring you the Eggstra tee! It’s meant for all of you out there who are a little over the top, dramatic and too much to handle at times. You know who you are.
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