We all use slang words, and I'm willing to bet most of us use them more often that we think we do.

Slang words can be annoying, rdiculous, timely, and clever all at the same time, and this is exactly why we usually end up saying them...despite out best judgement.

I recently came across a study about the most popular slang term in each state by an AI-powered writing platform called Quillbot, and the most popular word currently used in Illinois totally made me laugh out loud.

How Is a State's Most Popular Slang Word Identified?

I you're wondering how Quillbot identified the most popular slang term for each state, I can tell you it wasn't based on what words Illinois residents find most annoying or overused. Their findings were based on the Google trends, meaning the word Illinoisans were seraching for the most.

Are you ready to find out what the most popular slang word in Illinois is?

It's...

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LOL!

So, what is Illinois' obsession with "Karen"?

Do that many people still not really know the slang meaning of the name, OR do we encounter so many situations where referring to someone as a "Karen"  is necessary that we want to make sure we are using the term correctly? We may never know the true answer to that one.

The Most Popular Slang Word in Wisconsin

Illinois isn't the only state that is obsessed with using "Karen", it came in at number one for 19 other states too, but are our neighbors to the North one of those other 19 states?

Nope.

According to Quillbot, Wisconsin's favorite slang word is...

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Ok, here comes the part where I really show my age...what the heck does "cap" mean in the slang sense?

Here is dictionary.com's slang definition for "cap";

to cap about something is “to brag,” “to exaggerate,” or “to lie” about it.

 

no cap is slang meaning “no lie” or “for real,” often used to emphasize someone is not exaggerating about something hard to believe.

Have you ever heard someone use "cap" or "no cap" in that way, or am I the only one out of touch here?

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