Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Aubrey Carter
"3 Keys IELTS Certified Coach"

Have you kept up with new English slang?

Listen in on today’s episode to learn English slang that will add color and flavor to your conversations.

This way you can connect with people from any generation.

Connection using English slang

Aubrey asked Lindsay if she had recently learned something new that she should have known before.

Lindsay laughed and mentioned she did learn something new just a few episodes ago.

Aubrey mentioned the term ‘threepeat’ and Lindsay thought all this time this was related to the famous tennis player Pete Sampras.

He won three times in a row and she often heard this term used to refer to him.

Lindsay thought the term ‘threepeat’ was ‘threepete’ and was exclusively about Pete Sampras.

Aubrey remembered she told Lindsay, “You were today years old when you learned that threepeat is not about Pete Sampras.”

In today’s episode, Lindsay and Aubrey talk about new English slang like ‘you were today years old’ that is becoming extremely common and often used in conversations.

This is real English!

You need to stay updated on these phrases to know how to use them.

English Slang

Lindsay and Aubrey will share modern slang terms that are used by all generations.

These are new phrases or words that are used in the English vernacular all the time.

Here they are:

#1: Today years old

This means something happened later than expected.

This often is about a discovery or realization.

Use it when you learned something new that you should have known earlier.

It can show vulnerability and be endearing when you admit you were ‘today years old’ learning about something.

It’s a great opportunity for connection.


He was today years old when he realized knoll is spelled with a silent ‘k.’

I was today years old when I discovered how easily you can die hiking in the desert.

#2: That’s a choice

This is a very fun and light-hearted way to say you disapprove of something.

It’s a slang used as a response to someone else.

Here is a quick roleplay as an example.

Take note of the pronunciation in the episode.


Lindsay: I’m putting ketchup on my eggs. I love it that way.
Aubrey: That’s a choice

#3: I said what I said

This means you are standing by what you said and you’re not going to change or take back the statement.

It is used to declare confidence in your statement even if it’s wrong or if someone disagrees with you.

Here is another mini roleplay to show it is used in a conversation.


Aubrey: The movie Knives Out is overrated.
Lindsay: What? I love that movie!
Aubrey: I said what I said.


Learning English should be fun!

To spice up your vocabulary and make conversations interesting, use the slang you’ve learned in today’s lesson.

Practice what you learn in order to get to a fun playful level while making a connection.

Older slang is also useful of course, but definitely stay updated with new terms.

As you consume English resources like podcasts and articles, you will be able to understand the context.

What other modern slang words or phrases do you know?

Share it in the comment section below.

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