Words and their meanings and the way we bandy them about change like every other day. Certain sayings are a small definition of an era. Often what is the hip lingo of the moment quickly turns to a vocal embarrassment.... such as hip lingo. Half of the syntax we knew has become abrasive and rude, which is far worse than passé. Who can keep up? Most of the banter spoken these days are all abbreviated letters that look like Algebra, So confusing man... dude... people.Redditor u/TheeTeo wanted to discuss what parts of language they've changed relationship with by asking.... What's something you started saying ironically, but now say unironically all the time?
I moved to California from NYC and thought it was funny to call things chill. Now I really mean it. fmoss
I had the opposite experience, in the sense I'm from WA and lived in Texas for a bit and was made fun of for saying chill all the time lol. TheeTeo
"I'm too old for this crap..." kj_SmrtAlc
The crappy thing about this is eventually you get old enough that you have to stop saying it so that people won't notice how freaking old you are. Age discrimination is an actual thing. crcalabrese
I started say "dawg" as some dumb joke and now saying it to my manager... it's starting to be a problem. TheeTeo
I also used to say dawg ironically and then it became a habit. I knew it was bad when all of my friends told me I had to stop, and people started calling me dawg all the time. I am a few months dawg-sober. KindlyTooth588
After watching Napoleon Dynamite, I would purposely mispronounce quesadilla to the point where I actually say it that way now. I just hope if I order one I won't say it that way. I could get some weird looks. spinchling
Fo sho. bedfordhez
My buddy came up with "Sha fo" instead of "fo sho" like 10 years ago and we still say it. Stupid af. musselshirt67
It be like that sometimes. The_Meme-Connoisseur
People don't think it be like it be, but it do. TheSoviet-Union
And sometimes like that it be. tr24shpanda7
Cool beans. SamRavioli03
Hot rod made me say this. TheeTeo
I say that all the time, my girlfriend always looks at me like I'm nuts. redditpulledmebackin
Girl. It has spread among my friends and colleagues, and even my sister's friends and colleagues. Man or woman, we all call each other girl now. WebbedFingers
Yass Queen!! zodberg
I hate that this is part of my vocabulary now. It's like I've forgotten how to respond to people in conversations with actual insightful replies. Now there is only oof. TyNyeTheTransGuy
To be fair, that wasn't uncommon to say where I come from when I was a kid. Lots of Scandinavians moved to the Midwestern U.S., and with them came the terms "uff" and "uff da" (uff being pronounced like "oof"). Funnily enough, oof is used pretty close to exactly the same as uff or uff da, depending on the context.
So when you use "oof," you're not just with the times and the hip young lingo... You're multicultural. cATSup24
Spilling Tea and all of its derivatives. It's really scary how fast the way other people speak weaves into your vocabulary. First ironically... then un-ironically. JohnWhoHasACat
I've got a friend who differentiates between serving tea, spilling tea, and throwing tea, the difference being how salty you are about the subject. starcrossedcherik
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