5 Words/Phrases That I ABSOLUTELY HATE!

BREAK OUT THE WALKERS, because the elderly side of me will be writing this article.

There are just certain words/phrases out there that irk me to my core whenever they are used. I honestly don’t know if I’m out of touch with my generation, or I’m just an old soul; but people take this new age “lingo” to an extreme every once in a while.


1. Life Hack: A tip, trick, or efficient method for doing or managing a day-to-day task or activity.

Let’s get something straight here people; not EVERYTHING is a life hack. You may think that you have created an “innovative” and “nifty” way to complete a task, when all you proved is that you could make it even MORE complicated.

I mean hell, the reason I added this is because I just saw a video of a girl picking up a dirty diaper with a fork tied to a broom handle. Where the hell do people find the time to come up with these ideas?

2. Ratchet: Flashy, unrefined, etc; low-class.

This was a “reader submitted” one, and I just had to share it. The problem is, I actually had no idea what “ratchet” meant until I looked it up for this article. I’ve heard it used before, MANY TIMES, but never explained.

So basically, I would chalk this one up in the “overused, annoying sounding” category. People nowadays sometimes just like to hear terms in the media, and use it over AND OVER again like they are beating a dead horse.

3. Pic: A picture.

“Pic” is a very common slang term that is thrown around nowadays. “Hey, let me take a pic of that.” “Hey, let’s take a quick pic together.”

Personally, when I hear the word pic, I think that you had a small stroke in the middle of your sentence and forgot the -ture at the end. Or, I think that you are going to pull out a “pick” and start styling your hair.

4. Bae: Shortened term of endearment/pet name for your significant other.

If my future girlfriend/wife EVER decides to start calling me “bae” and I don’t speak up; I give C.S. permission to pelt me with rusty socket wrenches. HELL, if my future girlfriend/wife ever decides to start calling me “bae” PERIOD, it’s over right then and there.

I personally don’t know where the word “bae” started to begin with, but it needs to be buried back into the deep DEEP hole that it came from. It needs to never see the light of day again, and we can all go back to living our lives before it entered in.

5. K: Shortened slang for ok.

The fact that “K” is now a slang term is mind-boggling to me. I mean, typing the “o” beforehand has become such a strenuous task to achieve, that we as a society have just resorted to sending the aforementioned letter.

The worst is when people say it in a real life situation. And not just in a comedic situation, but in a normal everyday conversation. It’s like; JUST SAY OK!


There are plenty of other words out there that can really drive people up a wall, and I would like to thank everyone that helped me come up with ideas. If there are any other phrases that annoy you, let me know in the comments section below.


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