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  • It’s the summer of slang and today were getting down with crisp, lit, and epic!

  • This video is going to be epic.

  • I can’t wait for you to start using these words.

  • So this is the summer of slang in American English.

  • If youre not sure what slang is, watch the first video from the series

  • where we go over the difference between slang and idioms.

  • Today were going to learn some positive slang.

  • So be prepared to use these and feel good and make other people feel good.

  • First let’s talk about crisp.

  • When I was planning this video, I posted on Facebook

  • asking my friends and family what slang terms theyve been hearing recently

  • and my cousin, who works at a high school, mentionedcrisp’.

  • Lots of slang that is current is happening in high schools

  • so I went and looked upcrispand I found a posting on it on urban dictionary

  • from 2007, 10 years ago now.

  • So sometimes a term will be used and then itll die for a couple years and then itll be revived again.

  • Or sometimes a term will be developed,

  • and then it takes a while to reach the US or a different region in the US.

  • So my cousin, who is a math teacher, said she recently heard this term.

  • One of her students said it after a very compelling solution

  • to a math problem when it's presented.

  • Crisp means cool, awesome, hot, amazing, well done.

  • They forgot to charge me for my drinks.

  • Crisp.

  • What are you doing tonight?

  • Going to a party in Beverly Hills.

  • Crisp.

  • What do you think of Emily’s new haircut?

  • Crisp.

  • This is a common word outside of its slang meaning.

  • As an adjective it means, dry, brittle in a good way,

  • the opposite of soggy.

  • For example, crisp bacon, crisp lettuce. Yummy.

  • As a noun, in American English it’s a baked desert, some sort of fruit with a crumble on top,

  • like a blueberry crisp.

  • In British English, it’s a potato chip.

  • Now, if youre using it as slang,

  • I’ve heard that an alternative pronunciation iscrasp’.

  • Just more play.

  • A play on pronunciation on top of the play of the slang meaning.

  • Crasp!

  • Lit.

  • This word also meansamazing’, ‘excellent’.

  • Full of energy.

  • The party last night was lit.

  • This is how it’s really being used a lot by the younger crowd at the moment.

  • But it also has a different meaning,

  • which has actually been around for a long time,

  • and that is, drunk, intoxicated.

  • Too much alcohol.

  • I’m ready to get lit tonight!!

  • He was so lit at the party.

  • So someone can be lit at a party, and the party can be lit.

  • Non-slang meaning: it’s the past tense of light:

  • to brighten, illuminate.

  • What aboutepic’?

  • This is a much-used term,

  • added as an adjective before anything, to meangreat’, ‘huge’, ‘awesome’, 'the best'.

  • You really might hear it with anything,

  • An epic movie, an epic sandwich, and epic sunset, and epic story or experience.

  • We drove south on the Pacific Coast Highway. It was epic.

  • A couple years ago, I took an epic road trip across America.

  • Eight weeks on the road.

  • Remember mom’s 70’s outfit at her high school graduation?

  • That was an epic outfit.

  • It can also be used withfail

  • to describe something that has gone very wrong.

  • Well, this cake is an epic fail. I totally forgot about it and left it in the oven for two hours.

  • Crisp, Lit, Epic.

  • Look, they all have the IH vowel.

  • The KR cluster can be hard for some people,

  • make sure your tongue tip isn’t touching anything, crrrr-- crrrr--.

  • Lit. Now that’s going to be a Stop T.

  • You don’t want to make it a True T, lit.

  • Make it a stop T, lit--

  • Lit-- where you stop the air.

  • Go put your tongue into position. Lit.

  • But then you don't need to release it. That’s what Americans do.

  • Lit. It was lit. He was lit.

  • Epic. First syllable stress.

  • Eehhh-- pic. Epic.

  • So the second syllable will be low in pitch, flat, very quick. Pic, pic, pic, pic.

  • Epic. Epic.

  • Be epic.

  • Come up with a sentence with one of these terms and put it in the comments below.

It’s the summer of slang and today were getting down with crisp, lit, and epic!

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    zhangying12370 に公開 2017 年 07 月 28 日
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