A Child Culture Guide for Disconnected Adults: What Does “Pressing P” Mean?

This week, all the kids are holding their breath for news of corporate acquisitions and forcing each other to sign non-disclosure agreements. Everything is very mature.

New Slang Warning: What Does “Press P” Mean?

According to my son, all young people talk about P. Specifically, “pushing P,” a phrase that means something along the lines of “promoting something good and cool.”

The widespread use of slang comes from rapper Gunna, whose single “Pushin P” is punctuated with stunning alliterative lyrics such as “She’s not a lesbian, for P, she becomes a pesbian.”

According to Gunnar’s tweet, “putting your people in position is P”, as well as “ordering your bitch”, “risking your life to feed your family” and “being a real nigga offline”. On the other hand, “talking about a**** for no reason”, “getting into someone’s business or situations where you don’t understand what’s going on” and “Alex” is not P. (I don’t know what I did Alex .)

The phrase has caught on so well that the IHOP Twitter feed proudly states that the restaurant chain “always promotes P (fritters)” and Nike says it had an internal meeting and decided it would promote P throughout the year.

Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard

The gaming world is buzzing with Microsoft’s upcoming purchase of Activision Blizzard. If the deal goes through, Microsoft will pay $75 billion for the game company that gave us Call of Duty, World of Warcraft , and 1982’s Pitfall . Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is expected to step down from his senior role at the troubled gaming company , The Wall Street Journal reports.

You wouldn’t think kids would be interested in corporate acquisition news, but gamers are a special type and they love business news from the gaming world. Message boards and podcasts are full of opinions about the meaning of fusion, and while they are often ridiculously misleading , I love that gamers are at least paying attention to the games at the heart of their games.

Is forcing friends to sign non-disclosure agreements a new trend?

In the viral video, TikTok user Breezyqbaby details her intriguing strategy to keep her secrets from being revealed: she gets her friends to sign non-disclosure agreements. Breezy reveals that she “spilled a lot of tea” at dinner, which required non-disclosure agreements to be signed. As you might expect, TikTok commenters had mixed feelings. Some people think this is a great idea. Others responded as itsdynah, writing “Who needs an NDA when you have a frieNDA?” It’s very good, yah.

Trends overview: what are “garbage trends”?

Vox tech writer Rebecca Jenning, in a recent article titled “The Year of Junk Internet Trends ,” looked back at 2021 and tried to make sense of the vast sea of ​​memes, trendlets, and buzz that defined the year in popular culture. She coined the phrase “junk trends” to cover things like the resurgence of Sea Shanty, Dogecoin, “Cheugy” and (presumably) saying “Pushing P”. Her article reveals something important and disturbing about the inner lives of children. These trends burn through the whole country, and maybe the world in days and even hours. They are being pushed relentlessly by speculators, and our mental real estate is occupied with one-off nonsense instead of — I’m not sure what could be there instead. While there have always been silly childhood trends that spread quickly and were just as quickly forgotten, before the advent of the Internet (or whatever) they were usually tied to your high school – like that week when everyone suddenly decided it was cool to go to that weird diner on the Interstate. What will happen to children immersed in mindless rubbish 24/7? I think we’ll find out soon!

Viral Video of the Week: The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power – title announcement

The title announcement video (because it’s relevant now) of Prime Video’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings prequel series does what it promises and a little more: it lets us all know that the series is calledThe Lord of the Rings: The Rings. Power. It only appeared a couple of days ago and has already gone viral with over 3 million views, so I would say there is a lot of interest in this series.

The show takes place thousands of years before the Lord of the Rings films and will tell the stories of the 20 power rings from the books. Responsible writers/producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay (who wrote the screenplay for Jungle Cruise ) released a statement saying, in part: “We feel like Frodo leaving the Shire with a lot of responsibility in our care… this is the start of an adventure.” throughout life.” With this team backing the project, I’m sure JRR Tolkien’s corpse is dancing for joy, not rolling in its grave.

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