People are always trying to think of the next "big thing". This generation isn't content with status quo…they are always on the hunt for something better. At the risk of being called closed minded, I'm gonna say that we've taken "forward thinking" a little too far. I've compiled a list of words that prove this point. These words literally make no sense.
A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture".
First of all, I have no f'ing idea how this is pronounced. Second, if you try to go pre-Y2K and actually use your brain to figure out what the hell it means based on it's letters/structure/etc, there's no way you're gonna figure it out either. Me me? Wasn't she that old lady on Golden Girls?
e·mo·ti·con əˈmōdəˌkän/noun plural noun: emoticons 1. a representation of a facial expression such as:-) (representing a smile), formed by various combinations of keyboard characters and used in electronic communications to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone.
People are SO LAZY! Here's an idea, if you're trying to explain your feelings, then explain your feelings! It would be one thing if there were a handful of emoticons…you know, happy, sad, mad, etc. But there are over 50,000 freaking emoticons! I accidentally hit the one beside the "laughing so hard he's crying" emoticon and I had no idea what the one I inadvertently sent actually meant.
Emoji: Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, "picture") + moji (文字, "character"). The apparent resemblance to English "emotion" and "emoticon" is just a coincidence.
Jesus H. I really hate research within research. A pictogram, also called a pictogramme, pictograph, or simply picto, and also an 'icon', is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object
Not to be confused with an emoticon because these things are COMPLETELY different. Honestly, I'm too confused to even type right now.
Calling the site "a place where complete idiots can post totally unsubstantiated shit and make it look legit" won't drum up much business and it's probably a little wordy. So, creating a completely new word was probably a better route. Here's my issue. It pretends to be a "research" site, but they have a freaking disclaimer that pops up with some content.
Ok, Wiki, sh*t or get off the pot. Either be a reference site or be the Onion. You don't get to play both sides.
mil·len·nial miˈlenēəl/ noun plural noun: millennials; plural noun: Millennials 1. a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000; a Generation Year.
"The industry brims with theories on what makes millennials tick."
Truthfully I understand how they came up with this word, I just don't think the definition is correct. Apparently they can't swear on Google because we all know this means "entitled little fu**ers".
Twerking (/ˈtwɜrkɪŋ/) is a type of dancing in which an individual, usually a female, dances to music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.
Let's all agree that formally documenting a word created by Miley Cyrus is a bad idea, ok?
"On fleek" the quality of being perfect, or on point i.e. Zayn Malik
What the fleek?? An "on fleek meme"?!?! *mind blown*. I agree. Let's boycott on fleek. You know a good word for something perfect? "PERFECT!"
I envision a similar list from a teenager that could be called "Words my mom says that make no sense". It would include things like "land lines", "rotary dial phones", "dial up internet", "jorts" and "flip phones". I pretend that I'm going to defy these trends and stick to my old school language because I don't care if I'm "hip". But the reality is that I'll be trying to use these damn words in the correct context for the next year. Except for #6, I refuse to part of anything related to twerking. You're welcome.
XOXO Tipsy Mommy