Here's another installment in the Fairly Useless Japanese series, about some slang words that you may see bandied about. I've tried to exclude terms that seem to be too trendy and fly-by-night, or too specific to a certain age group. Basically these are terms and phrases that even I (an obasan) know. They may give you a bit of insight into the world of Japanese social media too.
fairly useless japanese
Fairly Useless Japanese is a series where I explore some esoteric topics related to the Japanese language. Most of the topics will be well, quite impractical for daily use - after all, there are a zillion and one sites out there for learning practical Japanese. I'll cover topics such as slang terms, the origins of words, the history of the language, writing systems and so on.