This article originally appeared on VICE US.
Last week, the VICE UK team brought the explainer so many of us have craved: the A-Z of the "softboi," a list of things all too familiar to anyone who knows dudes who wear tiny rolled up beanies even at the peak of the summer. It broke down the telltale signs of the softboi, from his well-worn Doc Martens to his unshakable obsession with Charles Bukowski. But while the softboi might be obvious for a certain generation, what of our elders?
That's where our Snapchat team comes in. They asked teens via Snapchat to pose a question to their moms to answer without Google's help: Do you know what a softboi is? While we can't say their responses are exactly enlightening, it's a good reminder that, sometimes, moms really are the best.