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High school teacher goes viral with Gen Z slang list

Tuesday May 7th, 2019


A Massachusetts high school teacher recently became "Internet famous" after his impressive comprehensive running list of slang terms went viral.

James Callahan, 43, teaches sociology at Lowell High School, and throughout his 15 years teaching, he has overheard plenty of words he didn't understand being uttered by the so-called Gen Z students at school.

So Callahan started compiling a running list of what can be considered African-American Vernacular English phrases and he recently shared the impressive list with his students, BuzzFeed News reported.

One of his students snuck a photo and posted it to Twitter – and it quickly went viral, garnering more than 169,000 retweets since Tuesday.

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