The alphabet of Generation Z

The "Cut & Paste" Generation

The Baby Boomers first brought youth slang into the spotlight with words like "cool," "man" and "dude," but the youth of today draw from a larger repertoire of slang which is radically different from previous youth lexicons, compounded by new technology and opened up by global youth culture. Generation Z could be termed the ‘cut and paste’ generation, having whole conversations using phrases they’ve picked up from movies, viral YouTube clips and other media they consume.

Here are just some of the thousands of words that have come into being over the last few years… welcome to the ABCs of speaking Gen Z! Mark McCrindle