I’m not sure how it got brought up, but the other day at breakfast someone said they were going to ‘Hook Up’ with someone. PChad said, “Well, that isn’t a good thing to do, so you shouldn’t do that.”
Asher: “Why, what does it mean?”
I listened intently, wondering how this conversation was going to go…
PChad: “It means a man & a lady who aren’t married, trying to make a baby together.”
Asher: “But they can’t! You need a mommy & a daddy to make a baby!”
PChad: “Well, it means they are doing something they aren’t supposed to do before they are married.”
There was a brief moment of silence, then Asher said, “My brain is fizzing.”
Then the older boys admitted they had no idea that that is what ‘Hooking Up’ meant. They thought it meant to meet up with some friends. That demonstrates how important it is to fully understand slang before you go around using it!