Gen Z – You Gotta 'Rizz' 'Situationship'...WHAT?


LONDON – Ah, the wonders of linguistics! Oxford University Press, in its infinite wisdom, has deemed “rizz” the word of the year. Move over, “authentic,” there’s a new charismatic kid on the block!

“Rizz,” the brainchild of Generation Z, has triumphed over contenders like “Swiftie” (those Taylor Swift fanatics), “situationship” (for those who refuse to label their romantic escapades), and “prompt” (a way to boss around artificial intelligence).

Now, I know what you’re thinking: what the rizz does “rizz” even mean? Apparently, it’s all about someone’s irresistible charm. Picture this: you're chatting up someone and they've got that magical, magnetic pull. Yep, that’s “rizz.” It’s like charisma but snazzier, sassier, and Gen Z-ier!

But wait, there’s more! According to the clever minds at Oxford, “rizz” can also be a verb. That’s right, folks, you can “rizz up” and charm the socks off anyone. It’s the ultimate power move in the dating game!

And here’s the kicker: it’s not just about words, it’s about Gen Z owning the language scene. They’re creating their own linguistic universe, whether online or in-person. From shaking up activism to navigating the chaos of modern dating, these young whippersnappers are revolutionizing our vocab, one “rizz” at a time.

Kudos to “rizz” for stealing the spotlight! Meanwhile, Merriam-Webster’s nod goes to “authentic,” but we all secretly know “rizz” is where the real charm lies!

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