Bill Nye Breaks Down Science Slang Terms And We're Ready To Use Them In Conversation

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While millennnials and teens are usually quick to pick up on the generation's latest slang terms, Bill Nye probably has a leg up on all the latest in science slang

In a video from Vanity Fair, Nye explains just what certain science slang terms mean, including words such as "arsole," "cooler," and "quench," to name a few.

For example, while "quench" is something you can do with thirst, Nye explains that the term also refers to what happens when you get tempered steel or glass "to a certain temperature where the molecules have a certain arrangement. Then you cool it, very quickly, you quench it, and the molecules lock into that position." 


He adds: "You've used an axe to split firewood ... or you've been in a car made of metal things. We quench that material to get it the right material properties." 

After that, Nye breaks down what "champagne tap" means (and no, we're not talking about our favorite bubbly drink). 

"Champagne tap is where they do a spinal tap but they do it just right," he says. 

We also found it interesting to hear about the term "DI." According to Nye, it means "deionized water, [which is] very important in the laboratory. Right now they're selling raw water. Don't drink it," he says. 

You can find out more about these words and more in the full video below:

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