Are you a boomer struggling to understand the millennial in your life? A new Herald series, Who Wants To Be A Millennial? is here to help.

"That's lit. You slay. Throw some shade."

Millennial lingo is becoming increasingly complicated and a new mixed bag of sayings is making it hard for the oldies to keep up.

Don't worry, we're here to help with our new "game show", Who Wants To Be A Millennial?


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Each day, resident boomer (okay, he's actually only 48) Chris Reed, will spin a wheel containing eight bits of millennial slang. When it stops, he'll try to work out what the word, or words, it stops on means.

If he gets stuck, which let's face it, he almost inevitably will, our resident Cool Young Person Sinead Corcoran will help him out.


Chris took a couple of desperate stabs in the dark at the definition of Extra.

"Is it to do with a newspaper? Or chewing gum?"

Unfortunately, he was very far off

Sinead kindly set him straight with the millennial definition as being "over the top, excessive or dramatic behavior."

She explained an example of "extra" would be turning up to your family Christmas event in a sparkly ball gown - in an attempt to show everyone else up.


Honestly - who would do that though?