Sleuthing Slang: A Suspenseful Study of ‘Sus’ 👀

In this data talk, we explore modern language trends, particularly Gen-Z phrases. Have you heard of ‘sus’? It’s a trendy word that’s gained popularity, especially in online communities. ‘Sus,’ short for ‘suspicious’ or ‘suspect,’ is used to express doubt or skepticism. Using Google Trends we analyze its popularity over time.

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