And That’s The Tea Sis

Gucci, Salty, Spill the tea sis. We’ve all heard at least one adult try to say it and we all cringe inside when they do. But why do they try and do it then?

Well, I think it’s because they don’t want to feel old. Which they literally aren’t; they are just a part of a different generation. If they said some of there “slang” from when they were our age then I would feel like a baby who knows nothing about the world. Actually, I think I do know nothing about the world; but that’s a whole different story.

Personally I’ve had both of my parents join in on the “dance crazes” that sweep the minds of us children. And yes we are all still kids because some of yall have the minds of six year olds.

But, seeing your parents, who are in their 50s, do the whip is very funny. My dad absolutely loves the song “Whip and Nae Nae” and will dance along to it anytime you play it. Especially the stanky leg part. It’s funny because as much as I love my dad, he is not the best dancer out there. Not that I’m any better.

Adults always love to criticize our generation for the music we listen to. I actually prefer music from the 80’s and 90’s more than I do the music nowadays, but that’s just my opinion; I know that many of the students here enjoy today’s music at very loud volumes which make my ears hurt. I mean seriously you guys have headphones in and I can still hear exactly what you’re listening to. Doesn’t it hurt??

But I swear anytime modern music comes on and an adult hears it, they seem to think it’s terrible: That it’s tainting our young ears.

I wouldn’t say that I’m the most qualified person to talk about today’s culture because honestly I know nothing about it. But I still find joy in listening to adults try and relate to people our age because sometimes they’re just so bad at it that you can’t help but laugh.

But back to teachers making modern references. In my English class, Mrs. Lentz, who I fricken love, read us her text messages between her and her son and I have to say,  they were hilarious. She told us she had to Google every word because she didn’t know what they meant. Did I know that “yeet” could be used as a substitute for okay? No I did not; but I loved it. Hearing her say all of these “slang” words was the highlight of my life. Now every once in awhile she’ll say “spill the tea sis” and I can’t help but crack up. It makes the class fun.

Teachers relating to students sometimes is just cringy, but sometimes it can actually be a good thing. They know they sound ridiculous but it gets you engaged in the conversation. It makes school enjoyable.

All y’all out there just make sure to remember that teachers are the bees knees.