Gen Z Came to ‘Slay’
Their bosses don’t know what that means
When 24-year-old Mary Clare Wall read a message that said her colleague would be "out of pocket," she and her young co-workers giggled.
As Generation Z workers, Wall and her peers interpreted the phrase to mean that their colleague planned to do something crazy or inappropriate, not that they would be unavailable. But in the same manner, she confused her older colleagues with her regular use of the word "slay."
"I [had to] give an almost definition of the word 'slay,'" she said. "Now they all text me 'slay.' They're excited they know how to use it."
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