In our next battle, we decided to see how well ChatGPT and Bard can understand the slang of Gen-Z. Our first task was to search the web for some excellent examples. Not being a Gen-Zer makes that a fairly easy task. We happened upon this article which was a quiz intended for parents and we thought “perfect!” So we typed the following into ChatGPT and Bard:
What do the quoted words mean in each of the following statements? Answer as a Gen-Z person would answer. Keep your answers to one sentence for each word.
What does "boujee/bougie" mean?
What does "drip" mean?
What does "extra" mean?
What does "rent-free" mean?
What does "salty" mean?
Here are some examples of how these words might be used in a sentence:
Okay so clearly the answer must be that ChatGPT and Bard are in fact Gen-Z in their large language model "hearts" because they both nailed this faster than a carpenter driving a nail into a board. They were both correct but I do have to give ChatGPT the nod for literally following the directions better. Bard gave some nice example uses of the slang but that was not what we asked it to do. The main question is answered. Yes, ChatGPT and Bard can deal with Gen-Z slang better than many parents and/or office co-workers.