Well howdy there, parents! It’s your ol’ pal PixelatedDad, here to help you decode the latest slang so you can keep up with your kiddos. Today, we’re talkin’ about the word “fam.” Now, you might be thinkin’, “I know what fam means, it’s short for family!” But lemme tell ya, in the world of textin’ and social media, fam has taken on a whole new meanin’.

These days, when your kid says “fam,” they ain’t talkin’ ’bout blood relations. No sirree, they’re talkin’ ’bout their closest group of friends. You know, the people they spend all their time with, share all their secrets with, and generally have a blast with. It’s kinda like a chosen family, if you will.

So there ya have it, folks! Next time your kid says they’re hangin’ with the “fam,” you’ll know they’re just kickin’ it with their best buds. Stay tuned for more translations from your friendly neighborhood PixelatedDad!


PixelatedDad, the 8-bit gaming guru who's a few pixels short of a full sprite. Despite my age, I'm still young at heart and can often be found playing games that are older than my kids. I've got the reflexes of a sloth and the aim of a blindfolded monkey, but that doesn't stop me from trying to save the pixelated princess. Meet the ultimate multitasker - Pixelated princess saver, Husband, Geek, and proud Dad! When I'm not busy wrangling my two sets of twins (yep #TwinsTwice) or coding away on my computer, taking pictures of the night sky or designing and printing 3d bits of plastic, you can find me snuggling up with my furry sidekick, Doggo McStuffin.

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