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Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 5

With all its inter-generational family gathering, Thanksgiving can be a bit of a rude awakening for older family members when they realize just how much new teen slang they’re unaware of. To help out, Seth Meyers provided a handy guide to Thanksgiving-themed jargon.

One such term, for instance, is “cranberry sauced,” a.k.a. “when your aunt gets drunk before the turkey is even out of the oven.” Like a good spelling bee moderator, Meyers even demonstrated the words in sentences, such as, “The whole family hadn’t even arrived yet, and Aunt Linda was already stripped down to her bra singing ‘I Will Survive.’ #CranberrySauced.”

Then there’s “pardoning your turkey,” for “when you were planning to masturbate, but then decide not to at the last minute.” The example sentence brought everything together: “I locked myself in the bathroom, but when I closed my eyes all I could see was my topless Aunt Linda singing ‘I Will Survive.’ Decided to go ahead and pardon my turkey.”

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Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 5
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