This post is a rant.
I have a confession. Sometimes I get really, really annoyed with my generation. I don’t mean to be a traitor or anything, but I can’t help myself. In my daily life, as well as the internet on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, I see the same trendy fads and phrases popping up nearly everywhere. It’s like one day they’re not there, and then POOF, they’re EVERYWHERE.
So, I have to get this off of my chest…
I bring you…
My Top 5 Most Loathed Words With Trends:
As in, “He’s got killer swag.”
Swag, swag, swag…Before ‘swag’ I never knew that I was capable of loathing a word so much. I don’t know what it means, and to be honest with you, I really don’t care. All that I really know is that I cringe every time someone uses it in reference to a virtue, and if I never heard the word muttered from any other human beings lips for the rest of my life, I would be a very happy girl.
Can we talk about fingerstaches for a second? I’d honestly like to know why, when, and where this mustache fetish started? Not only is the term for this horrendous trend ridiculous, but I find the whole “let me hold up my finger with a fake mustache drawn on it” really sort of dumb. I have actually seen people with a tattoo of this absurd fad, and I can’t help but think, “C’mon, seriously?!” I mean, I get it, it was funny for about two seconds…wait, no it wasn’t. It was never funny. Ever. So, can we all resolve to stop this mayhem?
3. Awesome Sauce
As in, “Dinner was totally awesome sauce!”
Oh…’awesome sauce,’ I really don’t like you. This is one that didn’t bother me much in the beginning, but then I started hearing it, and then I started hearing it some more, and then I started hearing it so much, in reference to so many people, places, and things, that it made me want to rip my hair out. Why can’t something just simply be awesome? Try it. It feels good to say something is just plain awesome. It’s sincere. It’s effective. If I had the choice, I’d never hear ‘awesome sauce’ again, unless of course, it was in reference to a sauce that was actually awesome, like Frank’s RedHot, then it would be entirely acceptable.
As in, “She’s so super adorkable.”
I admire Zooey Deschanel. She’s quirky, whimsical, and she’s also really, really smart. She has marketed herself as the cute-dress wearing, 60’s inspired, unique actress who stars in the coolest independent films. Plus, she has really great bangs, but that’s not the point. The fact is, there is no other actress out there like her, and she did a great job at setting herself apart. Genius. You want to know what’s not genius? The dumb stigma that someone labeled her with- “Adorkable.” Yes, she is adorable, and she might even be a bit of a dork in her free time, but can we just call her what she really is? A very smart business woman.
5. (Insert adjective and select a gender here) problems.
As in, “Being too short to see out of the peephole of your front door = Short girl problems.” (By the way, that happened to me.)
So, it all started with Jersey Shore, as most annoying sayings do. Pauly D referred to Snookie and Co. as having “meatball problems” when bad fortune started to come their way. That was it. A mania was born. Suddenly you couldn’t go on Facebook without someone lamenting about their, “short girl problems,” or “tall guy problems,” or “nerd girl problems,” and so on and so forth. Everyone wanted in on the action, and it became, well, exhausting. So, I have to ask, can we just keep all of our whatever guy/girl problems to ourselves? Please?
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