Seth Meyers explains holiday-themed teen slang
It’s always hard for adults to keep track of teen slang, and those difficulties are only exacerbated at the holidays, when multiple generations of families are brought together. To help out, Seth Meyers ran down a list of current, Christmas-themed teen slang (just as he had done at Thanksgiving). The first word, for example, was “chronic-kuh,” or “when your weed lasts eight whole days.” The made-up terms dug deep into the mythology of the holidays. For instance, there was also “Joseph,” referring to “the last one to find out his girlfriend is cheating on him.”
Back in Meyers’ days on Weekend Update, Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney used to insert extra jokes into Bill Hader’s Stefon lines in order to make Hader and Meyers break into laughter live on TV. Something similar may have happened this time, as Meyers expressed incredulity at some of the terms. “Jack and Rose,” for instance, was defined as “when your date dies before the night is over,” prompting Meyers to chuckle and crack, “you know how that used to happen and you didn’t have slang for it?”
Watch the clip below.