The Brief: was featured on The Today Show in a segment where anchors were quizzed on some of the latest teen slang.


Last week, StayHipp cofounders Chris and Natalie Colbert appeared as guests on NBC’s The Today Show, where they quizzed anchors on millennial and Gen-Z terms. In a multiple-choice style contest, anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Craig Melvin took their best guesses on the definitions of some of the most confusing slang and terms out there today.

The Quiz:

Test your own knowledge of these terms!

What does dragging mean?

Dragging means insulting someone – like dragging their name through the mud.

What is Amino?

Amino is a social networking app with over 2.5 million communities where users can share and discuss common interests.

What does extra mean?

Extra means over-the-top or excessive. It’s often used to refer to someone’s personality or lifestyle.

What are Emotes?

Emotes are dance moves used within video games. They are commonly used as victory dances. Some emotes are being contested as the creators of the dance moves are suing game makers for profiting off of their work without giving them credit or compensation.

What is the currency used in Fortnite?

The video game Fortnite uses V-Bucks as currency for users to buy emotes, skins, and other additions to the game. Unfortunately, V-Bucks related scams are rampant online so it’s important to watch out for them.

The anchors had some trouble defining all these terms, even after using their lifelines – polling the crowd on the plaza and asking their “millennial mentor”. The complexity of this ever-changing youth and internet culture language is why StayHipp is a great resource to keep track and stay hip(p).