It's darling to imagine that these are used to signal "smartness" and are not in fact, just the result of normal vocabulary acquisition. If you have enough social interactions in spaces that use jargon, it integrates into your normal speech naturally.
RT @chr1sa
I've been keeping a list of words nerds use to sound smart ("smarty signalling"). I'm guilty of some but not all.

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TBH, I run into more social friction (eg, of people not understanding me) from internet culture words than I do these. (Rather a different "nerd words" list, those are.)

Explaining memes and 'net language is a rather regular part of watching youtube with my spouse.

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