Just when you are ready to kick back and smell the roses, you realise your golden years are not-so-golden. You know zilch about what your grandchildren are talking about.

No need to panic, though. Bust the generation gap with this handy A-Z guide on teenage terms and lingos.

  • Apple - Apple is a tech company that changed pop culture. Need we say more?
  • Bae - an endearing term meaning baby or sweetie.
  • Crackberry - a person addicted to checking e-mail and swapping short messages on the Blackberry mobile device. 
  • Dope - used to describe how good something is. 
  • Emoji - tiny icons you can put on your text messages
  • Google - you can’t be serious. Go Google it.
  • Innit - “isn’t it”
  • Jack - a very intelligent man with the most honest heart. 
  • KO - "knocked Out". Used to describe someone who is unconscious and the loser in fight games. 
  • My bad - a way of admitting a mistake.
  • Homie - friend
  • Frenemy - an enemy disguised as a friend. 
  • Legit - Real or Cool. 
  • Muggle - a person who possesses no magical skills (originated from the 'Harry Potter' novels).
  • Noob - those who are new to a task.
  • OTP - “One True Pairing”. Meaning the favourite combination of characters in a fandom. 
  • Plank - to lie horizontally across any object or the ground with your arms by your sides
  • Quidditch - fictional sport in the 'Harry Potter' novels involving bats, balls, and brooms 
  • Rawr - a word that means "I Love You" in dinosaur speak (whatever that is).
  • Ship - short for romantic relationship, popularised in fanfiction.
  • Troll - one who posts a deliberately provocative message online with the intention of causing dispute.
  • Uber - an American multinational transportation company. It operates the Uber mobile app, which allows people with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars.
  • V - vine. A short video, usually 5 to 10 seconds long of random stuff. They are frequently shared on social websites such as Facebook, Twitter.
  • Wicked - used to describe how great something is.
  • X-treme - this can describe anything in any positive way
  • Yolo - abbreviation for “you only live once”.
  • Zonk - to go to sleep.

Now you can easily decipher your grandchildren and their homies (if you have forgotten what that means, go back to H).

Congratulations in advance for clinching Grandparent of the Year!