|What does that mean????
Communication is so dynamic. Today I was chatting with my 14 year old grandson on Facebook, er FB. I told him to have a good weekend. Being the writer and editor that I am, I find it difficult to write with the latest lingo and tend to spell each word out. I can’t help it; it’s my nature and my profession to write that way.
So he responds back to me “ight”. Now I am trying to figure out what that was the acronym for because I figured that’s what it was – like lol or gf or brb. (Translation: Laugh out loud/girlfriend/be right back.)
I surely didn’t want to look like the “uncool Grandma” that didn’t know what that meant so just googled it instead of saying, “Jimmy, what does that mean”
Ight is originated from the word “alright” but people over the years have become to lazy to say alright. Ight is most common among skaters,punks and gangsters. It is a very fun word to use.
So in case you didn’t know, now you know. And you wanna have fun, ight?
Now I do have an issue with Urban’s definition. “Alright” is actually not a correct word either! The correct way to spell it is all right (two words always). Any grammar reference book will tell you that, but there I go again with my traditional and correct method of writing. What IS wrong with me! IDK!
One of my resolutions for the New Year is to learn something new everyday.
Today’s new something has been met.
Now I am not so sure that this is a good thing to learn. You have to use this lingo within boundaries. Teachers up through the college level are finding that this slang has worked its way into writing projects. So let’s keep reinforcing good writing and grammar to our kids. That may be a real challenge, but there are some ideas to help you help them “break the habit” at EHow
If you have a story to share about “the new lingo,” post me a comment!
(Okay figure it out. If you can’t, check out Urban for help.!!)