Thursday, September 24, 2009

10 Things I Hate About What You Say

These are all things that people say a lot, and they are all things that need to stop, immediately.

So here they are, in no particular order (just because I hate them all equally and could therefore not rate them).

10. "lol," "rofl," "lmao," and all other chat/internet/text lingo. Only exception to the rule: lolcats.

9. "FAIL," which is also, technically, internet lingo, but it's popping up everywhere, and makes anyone who uses it sound like a caveman.

8. "More Cowbell." Yes, the skit was funny; we all laughed. But it's not funny when you say it, and even less funny when you say it repeatedly, and even less funny when you yell it everytime you hear "Don't Fear the Reaper," and way less funny when you yell it out while listening to other songs that have nothing to do with the skit, and by far, the rock-bottom of un-funnyness when you wear it on a t-shirt.

7. Calling t-shirts, like the above-mentioned "More Cowbell" t-shirt, "ironic t-shirts." Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm totally missing the irony (so I am missing something). What is ironic about that? Nothing! And even worse: the "ironic fedora." What in heaven's name is ironic about wearing a fedora? It's not like rain on your wedding day or anything!

6. "Baby bump." This one should be self-explanatory.

5. "Frenemy," "staycation," "Brangelina," and all other portmanteaus.

4. "BFF." I really think I just have problems with acronyms in general.

3. Using the term, "legit," when not actually replacing it for the word, "legitimate." Legit does not mean cool, guys.

2. "I'm kind of a big deal." Just reference what I said about "More Cowbell," and apply all reasons to stop saying that to this.

1. "I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit." Seriously, just stop saying this.


Crystal Ross said...

YES! I agree with all of this. I also need to add to the list: preggerz, prego, hubby, hub, presh (for precious)...i'm sure there's more. I will send them as I think of them.

Andrea said...

Oh my word, Crystal, yes! I can't handle any of those, especially presh. Gag! Blech!

utahlawyer said...

Maybe the ironic in "ironic t-shirts" is that there is no irony. Or, maybe it is that the people who make these shirts have no idea what irony is. Isn't that ironic?

Andrea said...

Ha! I love how now all the ads on my blog are for un-ironic ironic t-shirts!

Brian said...

Edit to #8:
"More Cowbell" is acceptable and encouraged when discussing cyclocross, and if you own a cowbell that you take to cyclocross races.

Addition to the list:
"Uber". Unless you are actually speaking German, or saying "uber fleschlich" just for fun, you sound like an idiot that doesn't know the difference between a Reverso and an Rutschblock. REI isn't cool, and neither are you.

Crystal Ross said...

HUBCAP for hubby = vomit

Andrea said...

Facebook needs a "vomit on" button so badly.