Safe Haven – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Did your friend tell you to invest your money in ‘safe haven’ assets during the recession? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The expression ‘safe haven’ means a location acting as a refuge where people can go to avoid persecution or trouble. It also describes an immigration term defining a […]

Sheeesh – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Are you watching a TikTok of someone saying ‘sheesh!’ while pointing to their inner elbow? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression and viral trend. Meaning The expression ‘sheeesh’ has two meanings. The first is a reactionary statement to something you find surprising, disgusting, or awesome. If you use ‘sheesh,’ it’s similar […]

Ragnarok – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Did a friend invite you over to play ‘Ragnarok?’ This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The expression ‘Ragnarok’ comes from old Norse Mythology. The official spelling is ‘Ragnarök (/ˈræɡnəˌrɒk, ˈrɑːɡ-/) or ‘Ragnarǫk.’ However, the English spelling doesn’t require using the accents in the ‘o.’ In Norse Mythology, Ragnarok is described […]

Jive Turkey – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Did someone call you a ‘jive turkey’ after you made an unbelievable claim? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The expression ‘jive turkey’ means someone overexaggerates things or makes outlandish claims they can’t prove. The jive turkey emulates this behavior in an attempt to gain attention. Typically, jive turkey is […]

Muah – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Did your girlfriend just finish a message to you with ‘muah?’ What does it mean? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The expression ‘muah’ refers to the sound women make when smacking their lips together to blow a kiss. Think of the sound when exaggerating a kiss, and you get […]

Ce la Vie – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Did your friend exclaim ‘ce la vie’ after you gave him some bad news? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The expression ‘ce la vie’ is an incorrect spelling of the term ‘c’est la vie.’ Both terms mean the same thing, translating to ‘that’s life’ in English. The English lexicon […]

GNC – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Did someone tell you they identify as GNC? What do they mean, and how should you address them? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The acronym ‘GNC’ stands for ‘Gender Non-Conforming.‘ It can also refer to someone that identifies as gender variant, genderqueer, or gender creative. Essentially, if someone identifies […]

Faff – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Are you waiting for someone while they ‘faff’ around? This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The expression ‘faff’ is British slang, meaning to complete tasks that appear to be a waste of time. It’s similar to procrastinating, but procrastinators don’t do anything. A person who ‘faffs’ usually completes useless tasks, […]