We are back with another carefully curated list of slang words! These words will make you the cool teacher, it’ll make you your children’s best friend, it’ll allow you to amaze them with your awareness of internet slang, and most importantly, it’ll let you all share a few laughs together! Just like teachers like to know that children care about their subjects and are putting effort into them, children also like to know that teachers are putting effort into building a relationship with them. What’s more, this is a bridge that goes both ways! You do your part and they’ll do their part and vice versa. We are here to help you do your part! Read on to don the hat of the favourite teacher.

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Stan:

The number one thing to remember about internet slang is that it’s flexible. Normal rules of grammar don’t necessarily always apply here. Stan can be used as a verb or noun. It is used to refer to someone who is an obsessive fan of someone. Most of us have been stans of some celebrity at some point in our lives. The term stems from a 2000 Eminem song of the same name, about a dangerously obsessive fan by the name of Stan. The term picked up on the internet in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

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Use it in a Sentence:

We are BTS (a widely popular Korean band) stans.

I stan the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Pro Tip: Tell your children how the word stan came to be and surprise them with your pop culture knowledge.

Big Guns:

Big guns have nothing whatsoever to do with guns. I’m sure this is no longer surprising since you would have already got used to how misleading internet slang can be! The word refers to powerful or influential people. In your professional life, the principal and management are the big guns! For your children, you might actually be the big guns!

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Use it in a Sentence:

We can’t go ahead with it. The big guns won’t like it.

The big guns are furious.

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Sassy:

I can bet that most of your children are quite sassy. It’s an adjective that means sarcastic, cheeky, lively or bold. You can also use it in a noun form as sass.

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Use it in a Sentence:

Riya is a sassy girl.

You have way too much sass, kid. (This can double up as a gentle warning to your children when they are stepping over a line!)

Nuts:

This, again, has nothing whatsoever to do with peanuts, cashew nuts or any other kind of nuts. Surprise, no surprise. Nuts simply mean crazy or insane, without any medical connotations. Other food items such as bananas and crackers are also often used to refer to craziness!

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Use it in a Sentence:

I don’t know why he did that. He is nuts.

Don’t listen to them, they are absolutely nuts!

Bummed:

Bummed refers to being sad, disappointed or in low spirits. This is a word you can use a lot because feeling sad or disappointed aka. bummed is something we experience on a regular basis!

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Use it in a Sentence:

The students are bummed out about their scores.

She is bummed about the results of the interview.