Say goodbye to “on fleek” and hello to “lit”?
We actually support the first part of that sentence, but the latter? Well that’s what happens when people who don’t know what’s up write articles pretending that they do.
Earlier this month, MTV wrote an article on teen slang titled, “Say Goodbye To ‘On Fleek,’ ‘Basic’ And ‘Squad’ In 2016 And Learn These 10 Words Instead which is wrong on two fronts. One, having to learn slang implies you’re outside the group of people these words were intended to be used by so you probably shouldn’t be using them anyway. And two, black people have been using these terms since, hmm I don’t know, cultural appropriation wasn’t a daily occurrence.
Check out MTV’s laughable list below as we try to figure out how they didn’t get dragged for this the day it came out. Funny enough, drag is one of those new words they just “discovered” along with: