Dan Rather explains Internet slang with the staid voice of a professional newsman

You get to hear Dan Rather say "dadbod." That alone is worth it.

Mar 1, 2020, 2:58 am*

Internet Culture

Mike Fenn 

Mike Fenn

Throughout his storied career, veteran TV anchorman Dan Rather has covered everything from the Kennedy assassination to 9/11. He has seen it all—except when it comes to Internet slang.

BuzzFeedYellow tapped the former host of the CBS Evening News to explain—and in many cases discover—the Web’s hippest, hottest words and phrases. Rather was pretty on point when it came to “lit,” but it quickly became obvious that “bae” and “thirsty” were well beyond his expertise.

Nevertheless, his dry sense of humor never waned. Dan Rather is bae.

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*First Published: May 27, 2015, 11:33 am