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Dr. Phil Is Getting Roasted After Confessing That He Has No Idea What 'VSCO Girl' Or 'Sksksksk' Mean

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For all of the aging millennials and Gen Xers who are wondering just exactly what is happening in slang these days, this one's for you.


Dr. Phil made a Twitter video to straight up ask Gen Z:

"What the heck are you talking about?"

A strong amount of people are with Dr. Phil.

What are you youths saying?





Thanks to the internet, we have answers available.

According to Urban Dictionary:

"VSCO GIRLVSCO GIRL- Wears oversized t-shirts or sweatshirt with Nike shorts. Has Vans, Crocs, Birks, and wears a shell necklace. She also wears tube tops and Jean shorts. She always has a hydroflask. She can't leave home without a scrunchie and her favorite car is a jeep."

And as for "Sksksksk":

"Sksksksk" is a phrase that's mostly typed, sort of like mashing your keyboard as an exclamation. It can stand in for laughter, or express awkwardness, or be the same as an "OMG."

For those who did know these phrases, their disappointment in Dr. Phil cannot be overstated.






People are also unkindly noting the generation gap:


But some are taking pity on the poor TV star and telling him the pertinent information.





Slang will continue to change, time will march on.

But Dr. Phil will remain more or less the same.





In 2020 we are going to make sure all the humans are caught up on the latest slang.

How current are you on your slang history? The book From Ameche to Zozzled: A Glossary of Hard-Boiled Slang of the 1920s through the 1940s is available here.

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