Improve your Vocabulary: Learn 16 new social, political, and internet words


Hi, everyone. In this lesson we’re going to
look at new words for our times. These words reflect social movements or new things happening in
politics. We’re going to start with “millennial”. “A millennial” is a person who’s between the
age of a teenager now and their late 20s. Thankfully I just escaped being a millennial,
because millennials are whiny and they are… They’re just so weak, and they’re like little
special snowflakes, very delicate. And millennials are just… They’ve been so protected all
their lives that when it comes to it in the real world they are… They like whine and
they shout, and they cry, but they don’t do a lot. No offence to any
millennials watching. [Laughs]. Next word is related to the millennials. The
millennials need “safe spaces”, because this world out there is… It’s so… It’s so mean
and people say such horrible things that they need to be protected inside their safe spaces.
And so, the idea of a safe space would be somewhere on a college campus where you know
you can go and be safe, and you don’t have to be scared or upset by any of the mean things
that old white men and politicians say. Anything that offends you in the safe space, it’s all
very relaxed there. You can… Maybe you’ll manage to, you know, do a bit of studying
in that safe space, nobody can get to you. The next word is also related to the millennials
in the safe space, they go here because there nothing bad will ever happen to them, but
when they go out into the big wide world: “Oh no! Oh no!” They need “trigger warnings”.
“Trigger warnings” is… You give a trigger warning when something you’re going to say
could upset someone, it could be offensive to them, and it could create a trauma or a
kind of flashback to them, and because they are so weak they can’t hear this thing and
they need a trigger warning to keep them safe. When someone is triggered, then they’re triggered
by something they don’t want to hear, and sometimes they might scream, like: “No! No!
I can’t take it! No!” That’s when they’re triggered. So, because they have such big
emotional responses to things they don’t like, that’s why they need the safe spaces. And
I think actually, come to think about it, maybe the safe spaces are a good idea because
they could just go in the safe space, and we wouldn’t be in there, so they could
do all that alone in the safe space. The next word is “social justice warrior”,
“SJW”, also to do with the millennials. One of the things associated with them is that
they protest a lot, they’re vocal, they like to take a stand against the things they don’t
like, which they typically do online, they talk about things online or perhaps they go
on protesting and things like that. “A social justice warrior” is someone whose main reason
to protest is things to do with race issues or gender issues, and they… Or they think
that… Or feminist issues. They think that… For whatever group they belong to, they think
that life isn’t fair for them, so that’s the reason they protest. They’re warriors,
they’re fighters, they’re warriors. Next we’ve got “gender non-binary”. A person
who calls themselves gender… Say: “Oh, I’m gender non-binary”, what that means is: “I’m
not a man. I’m not a woman. I’m something in between those genders that hasn’t… It
can’t be… Can’t be specified as this or that. It’s my own identity which is gender
non-binary.” Not the traditional man, not the traditional woman, but
something in between. Next word is a word that’s used as an insult
or a term of offence to people, is “libtard”. The “tard” part reminds us of the word “retard”
which means disabled person, and the “lib” part comes from “liberal”. When you put it
together: “libtard” means somebody who’s so liberal in their politics or their ideas or
their vision and their view of the world, they’ve actually become retarded and
disabled because of it; used as an insult. The next two terms we have to look at together.
We’ve got “globalism” versus “populism”. “Populism” in politics is movements like Brexit in the
UK, and the election of Donald Trump in the USA. Two movements which were similar in the
sense that in those countries the national media didn’t support or expect those two things
to happen. So in the UK, for example, a lot of the news coverage in the run-up to Brexit
was all to get people to vote to stay in the European Union. And many, many people were
surprised when the people in the UK voted in their referendum to leave the EU. So that’s
become thought of as a populist movement, a movement of the people against their government.
You know, they perceived that their government’s not working for them or their group of people,
and it’s a change in the old way of politics, and it’s more… It’s more about them and
their country and their small part of the world than it is about globalism. “Globalism”
comes from the world, having a bigger vision of all the… All countries working in cooperation,
for example, like the EU having a big super state, and looking out towards other countries,
more of them is coming back down. And it’s also an evolved term, I would say, from the
word “nationalism” which is about putting your nation first, but “nationalism” has connotations
for many people to be… Bring up the Second World War again. So the new term is “populism”,
and I think what’s different about “populism” as well is there are so many ways for average
people to get involved in politics now which happens a lot online, starting Facebook groups,
making YouTube videos, all things now where people can be their own media, which you couldn’t
do before. So this brings us back, in a way, to the millennials, and using the internet and
using new ways to communicate our message and the politics we believe in. Next we’ve got the idea of “fake news”. “Fake
news” can be completely made-up stories on the internet, which the whole purpose of making
up the story is to get people to click on it. When they go to that fake story, whoever
created the fake story makes money from all the people going to look. So that’s what fake
news means in the truest sense. The way it’s also becoming used in my understanding and
how I’m seeing it evolve as a term is that the mainstream media, traditional newspapers,
traditional journalists will say that the alternative media, that it’s not supported by
a big newspaper behind, but it’s, you know, someone making content in their bedroom or
whatever, the smaller… The smaller kind of people giving out opinions. The mainstream
media will say some of their stories are fake news, they’re not true. And they’ll say: “People
are believing fake news and things that are not true”, and the same the other way around;
the people who don’t believe the mainstream media and only look at the alternative media
will sometimes say: “Oh, it’s fake news, it’s fake news, it’s fake news” in the mainstream
newspapers, so it’s a bit like two sides disagreeing on something, whether something’s
true or whether it’s fake. The next idea is “to virtue signal” or people
who are “virtue signallers”, this means people who have a kind of politics or a kind of belief,
or they do something in their life because the reason, the real reason is they want to
look good, or they want to look kind, and they want to look like they’re really good
people. But it’s not a genuine… It’s not really genuine; it’s just to look good. So
an example would be let’s say you decided to adopt children, and you decided: “Oh, I’m
going to go and adopt children from the middle of the Congo Rainforest. I’m going to go and
adopt five children from there.” And you bring them back to your country, and then you start
making… You start, like, telling everyone about these children that you adopted and why
you’re helping them so much, and you know, and you have to let everybody know about it. And
the reason… The true reason isn’t because you love the children or you wanted to help
them, it’s just so that everybody says: “Wow, you help people so much. Oh, you’re
so kind”, and you get attention. Next example is “data dump”. A “data dump”
is when an organization like WikiLeaks, a group of hackers or an organization that brings
hidden things out into the news, they will get thousands or millions and millions of
emails, and then they will pass them on to the newspapers or they’ll put them out there
so that individuals can go and look into a subject, and find the information about it.
But there’s so, so, so, so much information, it’s too much for one person to do all by
themselves. And the reason for doing the data dump is to bring the hidden secret things out
into the open. So perhaps there was something illegal that happened in government, or perhaps
there’s been a conspiracy, a secret about something, and the reason for doing this data
dump is to… It’s not… If you think about it, then it’s not one individual person, saying:
“Hey, you did this!” which is maybe going to get them into be really… It would be
dangerous for them to come out and speak about the government perhaps or an important person,
but when the information comes out this way, perhaps… Perhaps that’s why it’s done, maybe
it’s safer to get the information out this way. Okay, the next term is “Pizzagate”. When you
hear of something going on, an event or a… Yeah, something that happens and it has the
word “gate”, the suffix “gate” in it… “Gate” comes from a famous time in American politics
called “Watergate” when there was… Right. American history is not my strong point, but
anyway, there was a… There was a problem with a president being in trouble about something,
and things had been kept secret about it. But in Watergate, the secret came out. And since
then, when there is a big scandal, usually in politics or when something that was a secret
before comes out, this is where the “gate” part comes from. Now, in terms of “Pizzagate”,
I don’t want to go into it too much; this is something that you could look in yourself
if you’re interested, but “Pizzagate” is about the idea that the elite, the people in the
government, people in the high-up positions are… Not saying all of them, but they… They
abuse children and they’re into pedophilia, having, like, sexual things with children.
So the idea, this whole Pizzagate scandal and storm is about those people in the high-up
positions using code words to do with pizza. So they’re just writing emails about pizza,
it looks like, but actually what they were writing about was secret messages about having
sex with children. So that’s all I’m going to say. If you want to look
at it, look at it yourself. Next thing is “digital nomad”. “A digital
nomad” is someone who works on the internet from anywhere in the world, a “nomad” is a
person that has not one home, they just move their home all the time, from here, to here,
to here, to here. Nomads used to be in the desert, but now nomads can be anywhere with
their laptop computers. I did this… I did this for a bit, I lived that dream. I lived
that dream for a while. I thought I’d live that dream forever,
but no, not anymore. The next word is “minimalist”. “A minimalist”
is often a digital nomad who can’t carry a lot of stuff around because they’re always
moving, so they say: “Oh, I don’t want to have a lot of stuff. I’m beyond stuff. I don’t
need to have lots of things, because I’m a minimalist. And I care about the environment,
and I don’t need material belongings.” So, yeah, a minimalist is usually someone that
cares very much about the planet and wasting things, so the point of living their lifestyle
by not spending a lot of money, not buying things they don’t need. And it’s a trend,
it’s one of the trends at the moment of a lifestyle trend, how to… And a lot of people
are interested in how to minimalize their life. “How do I not need so many clothes?
How do I…? How can I stop buying so many things from the supermarket? How can I live
with less?” So people will be interested to… In those kind of things
would be minimalists. The next word is “coworking”. “Coworking”
is when you don’t have a… Perhaps you’re someone who works for themselves, perhaps
you’re someone who works on the internet. Generally you could work from your house,
but when you work from your house all the time, it’s… The downside of that is you
don’t see enough people, perhaps it’s hard to stay motivated, perhaps it’s just boring as
well. So, a trend is for coworking or coworking spaces, where you rent… You rent access
to a place where you can go and work. And another reason people do it is because here in
the coworking space you have fast internet, you have… Maybe there’s good coffee you can
drink there, and maybe it’s a cool, inspiring environment for you to be around. So, it’s
either somewhere that you pay to use and you can always go, or it could also be as well
some caf�s are designed this way so that people can go and work there real easily;
they have good desk space, lots of places to charge your laptop, so those
would be coworking caf�s. The next idea is “hot-desking”. “Hot-desking”
is when… It could be in your office where you always work, but it could also… Yeah,
it could be wherever you work you don’t have a set chair and desk where you always work
every day. “That’s my space, I always sit here by the window.” No. Hot-desking isn’t
like that. You could move around to different places in that place where you work, and other
people can sit in your chair, because you don’t have a chair when you’re
hot-desking; you move around. And the last word, to mention here: “preppers” are
people who think… They’re getting prepared, basically. They’re getting prepared, prepared for
a big disaster; World War III, environmental catastrophe, riot, looting – they’re getting
prepared for when… They’re getting prepared for when… For when shit hits the fan. So,
what they do is they… Perhaps they’ll be energy-independent, they’ll have their own
way to generate electricity, they’ll have survival skills, like how to capture animals,
how to butcher them, how to grow food, or they might, if they… I’m not going to call
them… It’s a different way. Some preppers aren’t going to want to learn the skills; they’ll
just buy lots and lots of space, travelling astronaut food or army food, they’ll buy,
like, three years’ of army food so that if all the food did run out from the shops they
would still have something… Something to eat when shit hits the fan. But yeah, the
point of them is they’re worried about all this stuff going on, and I guess they want to
protect themselves, and feel safe and feel ready for if things go dangerous
and wrong politically. So, thank you all for watching. Now what you
can do is a quiz on this lesson. I’ll see you again soon. Bye.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I love you and your eyes Jade, and the way you speak, I'm beginning to think that British accents is kinda feminine accents

  2. Interesting, I finally know who millennials are.
    The video is kinda controversial though, I'm sure it's gonna trigger some people.

  3. Jade I dont know if you are teaching to talk or to sing… I mean you have a natural intuicion to modulate your voice with musical cadence that's my humble perception.

  4. It was very complicated for me, but it should be very helpful. Thank you for telling us about that

  5. I love how you're desperately attempting to remain neutral when explaining some of the terms, but your extraordinary wit and sarcasm still manage to fail you miserably in your endeavour XD

  6. Actually we are learning more words by your way of describing the words you are talking about. Thank you for this new lesson.

  7. Jade you are one interesting lady. Please upload more on your other personal channel. Big fan here. Best wishes <3

  8. Hello Jade , Great video love it , remember watching your South London accent video a while back which i liked , you have a unique special way when teaching and the Bob haircut you had b4 looked very nice on you . keep up the good work Cheers.

  9. I am a 61 year old millennial!
    I've been like this all my life.
    I guess I will never change.

    It's good to be myself, when there's no nosy wisepants sniffing around.

  10. Especially I liked the expression: "That is either a man or a woman. It's probably an alien. That is neither a cat nor a dog. Maybe it's a fox, do you have a third choice?))))

  11. What is Complement in English Grammar?

    How many type of Complement in English Grammar?

    Degree complement

    Direction complement

    Potential complement

    Result complements

    etc

    Please explain complement in your next video. Thanks

  12. jade I am from India and when foreigners from london came to india to go for a walk she didnt call anyone and at last she didnt speak with me

  13. hello jade i come from India .. i am so addicted with this channel …….. i want to meet you in future, thank you so much for making videos

  14. Jade,why you so beautiful?? What's happening ? By the way, thanks a lot! You really help me improve my English ! Nice channel, I like it. Very useful information for me.

  15. Thanks for the effort, however, I did not like examples, I think that the teacher did not prepare the class material well. This video is not at the level of the rest of the professors.

  16. Thanks for the vocabulary. You need to be more specific though and keep it a bit more interesting. I almost slept in the 9th word.

  17. All mainstream media are totally fake run by the globalists, ppl like Soros. Every sober-minded person doesn't believe those lying bstrds.

  18. Yay! I've also escaped being a millennial!! 🤣 I've just turned 32, and I would HATE to be a millennial just because all this new bullshit like "safe spaces", "social justice warriors", triggered whiney brats, and needing to understand 728 different genders bullshit!…and so many more reasons I'm happy to NOT be a millennial.

  19. Amazing subject! Thanks a lot Jade! Very interesting and find out I am one a bit of this stuff or term in our world.

  20. I'm not sure if it's different in the British English, I just can't find anything on the web to say otherwise, but a millennial is someone that was born after the early 80's to around 2000. One source said from 1981-1996, so whatever generation you are, you will always be that generation. Thanks though for your video.

  21. You know you're a millennial lol! You are in the age range 🙂
    By the way, thanks for all your lectures, they're very informative and fun.

  22. Populism.
    noun [ U ] UK. Mainly disapproving
    political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want.

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