Language is a beautiful thing. Think about it. You can take a thought from your head and place into someone else’s brain by making noises with your mouth or jotting down symbols known as alphabets.
One of the most exciting parts of language is the use of slang. You could say something, and on the surface it could have one meaning. But when you dig a little deeper, the true meaning of the phrase is uncovered.
But this is where things have the potential to go pear-shaped. Have you ever misused a phrase on social media? Maybe you thought it meant one thing, only to have your followers tell you that you were completely off the mark. Luckily, that can be avoided with a bit of help.
Here’s a list of phrases, as well as their meanings and how to use them in a sentence.
Don’t Argue with Eggs
Don’t waste your time debating a Twitter user who still has the default image as their profile picture.
“Why do you keep entertaining @Mandla3533? He’s obviously a troll. You broke the golden rule of Twitter: don’t argue with eggs.”
Spill the Tea
The act of sharing piping-hot gossip.
“Enough with the suspense. I know Themba told you all about his upcoming wedding. Spill the tea!”
Used to describe someone who is exhibiting anger, sadness or bitterness.
“Is Fifi still ignoring you? I think she’s salty because you forgot to return her call yesterday.”
An acronym for The Greatest of All Time.
“I blame my girlfriend for all this lockdown weight I’ve gained. She’s the G.O.A.T as far as cooking is concerned.”
To be desperate for approval.
“Dude, stop liking and commenting on all her Instagram posts. You’re looking really thirsty right now.”
All this talk of food and beverages must have given you quite the appetite. If you’re reaching for a cookbook, don’t bother. Everything from egg recipes with Aromat seasoning to dinner ideas is available online. And when you’re done preparing your meal, why not post the end result on social media? Maybe that mouthwatering meal will earn you the title of “G.O.A.T”. And if someone with a username like @Cornelius82467 says he’s not impressed, remember that you know better than to argue with eggs.