The Bridge: Is there a Zoomer in your life that you’re truly impressed by? Wondering how to show your appreciation for their kindness, good grades, or impeccable style? You may want to try gassing them up.
Gassing is the Gen Z way of letting someone know they’ve really impressed you, and the best part about it – it’s free! Learn how to ⛽️⛽️⛽️⛽️ the Z-llennial way with this week’s lingo lesson, right after the jump!
Not Too Much…
Giving credit where credit is due has never been a problem for Zoomers, a generation known for making sure viral trends are attributed to their rightful sources. When credit isn’t enough, and cool kids across the land are thoroughly impressed, that credit turns to open praise and adoration – on social media, of course.
This week’s lingo is “Gassing”, the act of praising someone in an effort to boost their ego.
Humility, Shmumility! 🎉
Gassing is purposefully done to blow-up someone’s head, make them stand a little taller, and admit to themselves that they’ve really accomplished something phenomenal. It’s not as simple as one-or-two compliments, gassing involves repeatedly reminding someone of their accomplishment – we’ll lay out some examples:
Putting your grandkid in a groupchat with family and encouraging them all to congratulate them on getting into college!
Leaving multiple emoji-comments on your granddaughters back-to-school OOTD Instagram post!
Gen Z “gasses up” their favorite musicians by getting their music trending, and each other by sharing content on social media. After all, what better way to boost an ego than going viral?
Check out our lingo chart below for the context you’ll need to pass as a gassing pro:
“Gassing” – Repeatedly acknowledging someone’s accomplishment to boost their ego.
“Don’t gas it” – Don’t over-hype this moment. Typically said when someone feels that they’re being gassed up unnecessarily.
“Gassed up/Gassed” – The ego boost that follows people gassing you.
“Gas/That’s gas” – Similar to “fire”, “dope”, or “cool”. Typically said in response to a creative work.
“⛽️” – The gas station emoji, used in place of “Gas/That’s gas”.
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