"Never Have I Ever" Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Breaks Down the Basics of Gen Z Slang
In this week's Teach Me Something New! podcast, Brit Morin and Anjelika Temple chat with actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan about her totally relatable Netflix series Never Have I Ever, co-created by Mindy Kaling (and her inspired by her own childhood as a first gen Indian American teen). Ramakrishnan talks about the tweet that changed her life, what it means to be Gen Z, and schools us on all the slang. Pull up - here's how to talk Gen Z.
Pull Up: "Pull up means like you're going to a place, but if you want to not be so literal with it, you could have said like, let's pull up to this conversation," says Ramakrishnan. Basically, anytime you want to hang out cue "pull up."
Bet: "Brit, you were like, 'Hey, are you down to do this podcast?' And I would say, yeah, bet for sure, it's like an affirmative," says Ramakrishnan.
Cap/No Cap: "If I say like, 'Bro, you're capping — that's cap,' that means you're lying. If I say 'no cap,' that means 'no, this is real, like honest truth'," says Ramakrishnan.
Fairy emoji: "It's actually a mean comment," says Ramakrishnan. So you *don't* want a fairy emoji from a Gen Zer, which can be used as sarcasm. "Think of the fairy emoji as like psych, like this is not where you thought this was going."
Tweaking: "Oh, I know this one," adds Brit. "It's like, 'I was having a hard day. I was really anxious." Affirmative!
Yeet: "Yeet means to throw, to just get rid of, to just put it out of orbit," says Ramakrishnan. "Like bro, yeet me my phone, toss me my phone."
What's popping? "That's not slang, but I just always would say that on set to my fellow cast members and slowly that started getting written into the script, which I thought was pretty cool." We're totally stealing!
Tune in for more from Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on the latest Teach Me Something New! podcast!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)