Educate Your Inner Tita
With These 8 Internet Slang
By Janelle Almosara
The internet is a place where everything seems to move so fast – people can become a superstar overnight, your funny video clip can turn into a viral meme in a matter of hours, and new internet terms just seem to spring up like mushroom everywhere. But sometimes, things feel like it’s too out of hand, and it’s just hard to cope up.
For the titas and titos who seem to get lost on the internet because of the countless memes and terms that kids use these days, this is for you. We’ve consulted the ever reliable Urban Dictionary to come up with a list of meanings for 8 of the most used internet slang:
Meaning: Something cool/awesome
As in: “Man, that party was so lit!”
No one is on fire, mom.
Meaning: Avoid something/someone; Ignore/avoid someone’s obvious expression of interest through flirting or other advances
As in: “I tried to approach Alicia last night but she curved me.”
This isn’t another sign on the road, tita.
Meaning: Acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone; Dissing a friend
As in: “I can’t believe Felicia said that. She just threw some serious shade just because she thinks you’re hitting on her man.”
Shade doesn’t always equate to trees.
Meaning: Something cool; Something good
As in: “It’s all Gucci.”
Yes, tita. Gucci is now an expression and is no longer just your favorite expensive brand.
Meaning: Go away; Leave
As in: “The date was boring. Skurt, girl!”
It’s not “skirt”.
Meaning: Fierce; Slay someone
As in: “Yes, hun! Snatch ‘em with your outfit tonight!”
She wasn’t robbed in Divisoria, okay.
Meaning: Stalker Fan; Superfan
As in: “You stan Kylie Jenner?”
Do you get it, mumsh?
Meaning: Greatest of all time
As in: “Beyonce is a GOAT.”
No, Beyonce isn’t an animal nor does it symbolize that she’s the devil. It only means she’s amazing.
What other terms should we know about? Share them with us below!