Thursday, December 6, 2018
World history class at the continuation high school. They're doing a unit on the Holocaust. They were working on a vocabulary assignment in Google Classroom.
Because it was the continuation high school, most of them weren't doing much of anything. I was doing my usual rounds, trying to get them to make some sort of progress.
I came up on one boy who was on his phone. I questioned what he was up to. He told me that he had started the assignment, but when he opened his Google doc, his assignment had disappeared.
I completely understood. Trying to troubleshoot the problem, I asked the usual questions. He opened the Google doc to show me his assignment wasn't there... And his assignment popped up. His work had saved.
"It made me so hot when it wasn't there. I wasn't going to start it over."
And my ears perked up. "Hot"? He meant angry. Mad.
I did not know that hot was now a synonym for mad. Okay, then.
And, wouldn't you know it, other students used hot to mean angry that same day. It came up a couple times. The usage makes a certain amount of sense.
So, as you go about your day, see if you hear someone using hot to mean angry. I'm curious as to how widespread this now is.