Okay associates, what will we consider the phrase “squeeze”?
Not within the sense of compacting a lemon or being pressed for time, however calling somebody “my crush”.
I am solely asking as a result of my man – who I might in any other case name my boyfriend, boyfriend, beau or boyfriend, whichever he prefers on any given event, although not “soul mate” as a result of I do not imagine in them – referred to as me final week his “press”.
He used the time period publicly, which made me ponder inwardly and say outwardly why I hate it. That makes me sound momentary, I argued. Insignificant.
A toy. It actually does not swimsuit an grownup who excels at journey logistics and possesses an unequalled data of basic literature, which is used to our mutual benefit at trivia nights.
Oh sure, he replied, however “hug” is such a loving affection. He might even have stated it sounded horny or youthful, however I used to be too busy researching the etymology of the phrase.
Like many others, mine respects a fact-based argument. If I used to be going to win the squeeze stoush, I needed to be armed.
My man was doing his common surf patrol once I began sharing screenshots of my finds. Calling somebody your squeeze, in response to a British publication, means “that you’re within the mindset of an older jokester”.
The City Dictionary, in the meantime, outlined a “squeeze” as a woman or man who is just not one’s girlfriend, but typically has sexual relations with that individual.
It did not level out that after being labeled a “squeeze” stated recipient would most likely not interact in any form of intimacy, however which will have simply been my interpretation.
Presumably as a result of he was within the ocean saving a hapless non-swimmer, or extra possible as a result of he hates to be confirmed flawed, he did not react.
So some time later I despatched a message declaring that being referred to as a squeeze was being “slept on”. One factor you may be certain of with older jokesters is their annoyance at not being down with present slang.
Positive sufficient, he requested the reference. To be “slept on” means to be “ignored, missed or disrespected”. Which he would know, I silently famous, if he was throughout extra up to date vernacular.
IN A TIZZ OVER RIZZ
To be truthful, it is very onerous to maintain up. I have not lengthy used “goblin mode” in reference to my man’s laid-back method and elegance (some may say sloppy). However this week, the phrase nominated for final 12 months’s Phrase of the Yr by Oxford College Press has been changed by “rizz”.
“Do I’ve rizz?” I requested my daughter at breakfast, falling off her stool laughing, which occurs far too repeatedly for my style.
I casually identified that rizz was OUP’s phrase of the 12 months, which in fact led to her having to ask what OUP is, so it was a quiet win for Gen Xers. By the way in which, in case your youngsters mock you on your uselessness with tech or present slang, it is value declaring that you just as soon as taught them the best way to use a spoon.
Shifting on, it is annoying, particularly when spinning phrases is your day job, to be taught that the hashtag #rizz has had 36 billion views on TikTok, however you have got completely no thought what meaning.
Apparently it derives from “charisma” and refers to having fashion, attraction or attractiveness, and in response to my offspring you’ll be able to possess rizz or you’ll be able to “rizz somebody up”, however you’ll be able to’t be “rizzy” or a “rizzster”. The phrase may be traced to a New York gamer who began utilizing it on his Twitch stream (no, me both) in late 2021, earlier than it made its method to TikTok and into the mouth of Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, who catapulted it into the Gen Z mainstream. Requested about his enchantment, he stated: “I’ve no rizz in any respect” however that his brother had the “final rizz”.
Eager to see what one with rizz appears to be like like, I googled Tom’s brother and it seems he has three referred to as Sam, Harry and Paddy. Actually, the younger ones can kill and bend (please cease) however they’re dangerous at particulars.
As a result of I need to be on prime (is that also a phrase?) of present slang and in no way as a result of I need to disgrace my man for his archaic expressions, I’ve assessed myself on another gems from TikTok and the OUP shortlist.
Absolutely encyclopedic, I identified that he was delightfully devoid of “beige flags” (traits that point out boredom or lack of originality) and that he “strikes otherwise” (appeals to me in a novel method). I used to be tempted to go with his “warmth dome”, however this treasure from the OUP shortlist is just not referring to a scorching, shaved head, however a climate sample.
How fortunate for him, I concluded, that I used to be a “cannon occasion,” a defining second that adjustments the course of 1’s life, however that if he ever referred to me as his “hug” once more, he would discover himself shaken . *.
*Jilted (noun, archaic): An individual, particularly a girl, who capriciously rejects a lover.