WalletPop quiz: Do you know your 21st century buzzwords?


Every decade has its own language. In the 1920s, flapper became famous. In the 1960s, things were far out and cool and if you were broke, you wanted to make some bread. In the 1980s, everything was grody to the max.

But it recently struck me by how many buzzwords the first decade of the 21st century has brought us, either invented words or words that have just really caught on. I'm sure they won't all be around ten or 20 years from now, but there are quite a few I have a feeling are here to stay.

At first glance, it may not seem like any of this matters to your wallet, but obviously how up-to-date you are can reflect on your job and career when you're talking to clients or colleagues or your boss. Will you lose your job or a big deal because you don't have some of the 21st lingo down? Almost certainly not. Might you be inspired to start a new business because you're more in tune with changes going on in our world? You might. Might it give you an edge at your job? Again, it might.

So just for fun, I thought I'd whip out a 10 question quiz -- and I know I haven't included every new phrase the 21st century has brought us -- so we can all see how up-to-date we are. (Answers at the bottom) And, yes, some of these will probably be very easy -- but I bet some aren't.