Oh, the kids these days.
Wow. That makes me sound super old.
But really, I am beginning to wonder if my generation was as annoying as this new one is, especially with all this new founded slang going around. Most of this speak appears on social media. You see, this generation has social media as its output for all that is "cool."
My generation, on the other hand, had Brenda and Kelly, Agent Mulder, Twin Peaks, Heathers....
We even had Zack Attack!
That is probably not the best example of "cool," eh? How about this:
No? Well, I thought it was cool at one time.
Anyhoo, what is with this ridiculous vernacular nowadays? More than half of it makes young people sound super illiterate. The rest causes an unsettling chaos to my ears. And I must have order in my world. A little bit of chaos in my world and I start getting all pissy, Ultron style.
Eh, it is a Virgo thing.
Now, I admit I do use the occasional hip slang (I know, hypocrite much, but I have to fit in, assimilate with the normals and such, so no one discovers how truly weird I am). My husband, on the other hand, is completely clueless when it comes to the new vocabulary of young folks. I have to explain things to him all the time.
Me: She is the true definition of basic.
Husband: What is basic? What does that even mean.
Me: You know, ordinary, everyday, unoriginal, just basic.....a basic bitch.
Nevertheless, there is some lingo you will never hear me say and I wish would completely disappear from vocabulary and social media.
Here is my list of 5 Slang Words That Need To GO AWAY!
I was so pissed when Usher wrote the song "My Boo." Everyone and anyone started referring to their loved ones as "boo" or "booboo." Of course, that was before the gaggy word "bae" came into existence. In case you were not aware, "bae" is an acronym for "before anyone else." Every tween nowadays, and even adults, are using this word and it just flat out sucks. I want to scream when I see someone write:
"When bae is here, my heart >>>>"
"He's my bae"
"Bae is everythannnnnng"
"He = bae"
Because you cannot spell yes? Have we really sunk this low?
My friend asked me what this meant one day, and sadly, I knew. "On fleek" means very good, on point, precise. Being a makeup lover, I first saw this term referred to groomed and filled in eyebrows:
"Eyebrows on fleek!"
Speaking of eyebrows, why are girls doing their eyebrows like Jafar from Aladdin these days? Did I not get the memo on this being cool?
"On fleek" is beyond stupid and this catch phrase is turning up everywhere.
And you questioned my whole "going Ultron" on the world idea.
When I hear a grown woman saying "on fleek," all I can think of is:
If you follow my blog, you know how I feel about selfies. In case you missed it, you can read about that here: But First, Just Don't. 5 Kinds of Selfies That Make Me Wanna Hurl!
When I hear these phrases uttered:
"Let's take a selfie!"
"Gotta post a selfie to my Instagram."
I feel a cringe that is 100x worse than the screech of a chalkboard.
I will never forget the day I learned of the "Selfie" song and saw the video that accompanied said song. Neither will my husband because I shared the video with him via text.
My husband was all:
Not really, but he told me not to text him things like that again lest I be blocked. I pretty much ignore what he says.
Because caring is sharing, people!
As if selfie was bad enough, do not forget the "selfie stick" invention because everyone needs to carry a pole around to place their phone on to take pictures of themselves.
After all, stuff like this is way too dangerous:
We do not need to see pictures of you this badly. I promise.
What is wrong with this country?
5) Totes & Obvi
Totes = totally; obvi = obvious. I really think this has caught on because of the "text message" generation dumbing everything down to three or four letter words.
I also think this is popular because the wizard was not giving out brains on the day the people who use these terms were born.
It is "totes obvi" this country is full of idiots.
See what I did there?
Any and all Twitter lingo (which is exactly why I am no longer a part of the Twitter generation):
#WCW (woman crush Wednesday)
#MCM (man crush Monday)
#TBT (throwback Thursday)
What is your least favorite slang word of today's generation? Let me know in the comments!
Your bae needs to get the fleek out of here,