Matt Zajechowski https://preply.com 1m 157
The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
It seems like every day a new slang word pops up leaving most of us to scratch our heads and wonder where it came from and what it means.
Preply surveyed 1,500 Americans to learn more about their perceptions of slang words in 2022.
They then compared the results against their own proprietary data from 2021 to see how language in America is evolving.
- 94% of Americans use slang words (up from 84% in 2021).
- More than half (54%) use slang in most conversations (up from 30% in 2021).
- Despite the widespread use of slang, 50% of Americans have used slang terms without knowing their meaning.
- 89% of Americans have had to consult the internet to confirm what a slang term actually means (up 6% in 2022).
- About a third (31%) of Gen Z Americans have used a slang term they later found out was offensive.
Take a look at the full report which also includes a breakdown of the most and least popular slang words over the past 2 years.