Ever seen something so embarrassing that you had to walk away? There’s a word for that: Cringe.
Teens have repurposed this word to explain public embarrassment/humiliation, usually by someone seeking attention. To sum it up, Cringe = being embarrassing af. af = “as f*ck” for those of you new here.
Let’s cover some examples:
- Prom proposal gone wrong – cringe
- Singing off key on a livestream – cringe
- Debating someone more intelligent than you – super cringe.
Because teens are hyper-aware of their image, being cringe denotes a lack of social and self-awareness that should be avoided at all costs. Tell your kids it’s never that serious, LOL.
Has your kid called you cringe? Let us know in the comments @thegenbridge