What does GAL mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

GAL Meaning

GAL stands for Get A Life. GAL is an internet slang initialism that conveys annoyance or scorn.

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How is GAL used? Use Cases & Examples

The imperative GAL demands that one stop being so boring or nitpicky. This rather rude response is provoked when someone is participating in an activity most people would find boring or when someone is obsessed with details to the point of being ridiculous.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term GAL:

-Mom makes us go to the laundromat every Friday after school.
-omg gal

-And after all that she said could i have splenda instead of equal and i wanted to say freakin gal

-We’re going to tour two battlefields on the way to the beach.
-GAL and don’t tell anybody else that nerd

-Elijah’s coming over tomorrow! Should I make m&m choc chips or regular choc chips and maybe some sugar cookies too?
-GAL he won’t care!

How to Identify if your child is using the GAL slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term GAL is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the GAL slang word

Teenagers, like all of us, can feel irritated by aggravating behavior. Unless it’s said in a joking manner, slang phrases such as GAL can be hurtful to hear. If this expression is a slang term your kid uses frequently, you might want to talk about showing respect for others’ choices and compassion for situations that people can’t control. Help your teen realize that normal is different for every family.

Here are some ideas for talking with your teen about respect:

  • What is the saddest activity you’ve heard of someone doing that made you want to say GAL?
  • Has someone ever said GAL to you? How did that make you feel?
  • If you think someone is paying too much attention to minor details, what is a more diplomatic way to point it out?
  • Sometimes teens are stuck doing boring things because of their family’s condition. What’s a kind response if they mention it to you?
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