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Go With The Flow – A Glossary of Modern Teenage Slang Y’all Should Know

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Each era produces its own slang. Some terms demonstrate staying power and become part of the lexicon while others are relegated to the dustbin of linguistic history. Perhaps the greatest coinage of my generation, for example, was “cool,” which is still, well, cool—even if it faces competition today from “awesome” and “chill.”

The term “bird,” to describe a smart yet awkward person, did not survive, but “nerd” and “dork” are still doing fine. And although a good-looking woman can no longer be called a “fox,” “babe” is still appropriate (if politically incorrect), especially when preceded by the modifier “total.” (Author’s note: my wife is still a stone-cold fox, regardless.)

Perhaps some of you have enjoyed a nice walk down memory lane, recalling the long-forgotten lingo of your youth. But today’s slang probably seems foreign to you. As a keen observer of both teenage behavior and language, I’ve put together this little glossary for your benefit:

“Selfie.”

A photograph taken of oneself, usually with a cell phone and sometimes together, with another person. May be accomplished by holding the phone away from one’s body or by photographing oneself in the mirror. Usage: “President Obama took a selfie during the Nelson Mandela memorial.”

“Ratchet.”

This word once referred to the handle portion of a socket wrench set. No more. Now it means ugly, out of style, or “like a poor person.” As far as I can tell, it derives from an intentional mispronunciation of the word “wretched.”

“Basic.”

This word no longer means simple or fundamental; although I suppose, in a way, it actually does. Its modern meaning is similar to “ratchet,” but it carries the additional connotation of being cheap or even cheesy. Usage: “His old phone is so basic.”

“LOL.”

This is one term people of my generation actually do understand (or at least think we do) because we’re on Facebook all the time. But of course, being adults, we get it wrong. It’s true that the acronym stands for “laugh out loud,” but it’s no longer used to express true hilarity, which is now spelled “hahahaha.” LOL identifies something as only mildly or ironically funny. It’s also not just a written abbreviation but is often spoken out loud, usually with sarcasm. For example, my teenager’s deadpan, “LOL, dad,” at the dinner table.

(By the way, please do not make the common geezer mistake of thinking that “LOL” stands for “lots of love.” That can be a pretty awkward way of responding to someone’s bereavement, for example.)

“Swag.”

Once a shortened form of “swagger,” this term now refers not to an individual’s walk but to his or her accoutrements: jewelry, fancy clothing, etc. It can also mean “free stuff” (like T-shirts, sunglasses or Rolex watches) given away to members of an organization or attendees at an event. Usage: “You should see all the swag state legislators get from lobbyists.”

“Bae.”

Perhaps this should be spelled “BAE” because it’s actually an acronym for “before anyone else,” but it’s pronounced as a word (sounding like “bay”) and employed as a noun. Teenagers these days use it in much the same way we once used “squeeze” (as in “main squeeze”) referring to someone’s “one-and-only.” Usage: “I’m going out with bae tonight.”

So there you have it. Even though your own youth is long past, you can now sound cool again. Just be sure to wear your swag so you don’t look ratchet when you take a selfie with your bae. LOL.

Source; Gwinnett Daily Post.

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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)

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Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.

 

2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)

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Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

Watch the videos below:

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba

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Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.

 

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