I think everyone has their own dialect. I’m talking about how you can read someone’s text in their voice because of the words and syntax they use.
And then if you spend enough time with people, you start assuming their vocabulary!
At college, my friends group say “jokes.”
jokes: n. a response to something that is funny but not that funny (for example a dad joke).
One night we were all sitting in Sorin studying for Dif Eq 1 exam (Differential Equations 1=math), and Aaron says some dad joke about Dif Eq. Now before I got to Notre Dame, I had never heard of the word “jokes,” but I knew this was the appropriate time to use it.
So, proud of myself for finding the perfect occasion to use the word, I opened my mouth and said, “Jokes.” …and so did everyone else in the room at exactly the same time.
A List of My Favorite Words and Phrases.
1. hi/bye friend!
4. it makes me happy
I also enjoy not talking too. Quietness is nice.