It’s been a while since I have done one of these. Since 5 Words/Phrases That I ABSOLUTELY HATE!, I’ve come across ALOT more entries for this “series” that just hit a nerve with me.
So sit back, relax, and learn a little more about what makes Kellen LOSE HIS SHIT;
1. Appreciate It: To recognize the value that someones’ action brings to you.
Being appreciative of something is one thing, I get it. If someone goes above and beyond to help a person in some way, they deserve to hear they are appreciated. BUT, we as a society are starting to throw this phrase around like it means nothing anymore.
Take a cashier for example; they probably hear this from roughly 70% of the people that they “ring up” every day. The problem is, all they are doing is scanning items so that the customer can hand them money. It’s not like they are helping them move, or assisting them in paying a bill; it’s NOT A BIG DEAL! So don’t spread your “fake appreciation” like that!
2. Basic: Only interested in any topics currently “trending” in the media.
This is the most “White Girl Garbage” that I have ever heard. And to be completely honest, I never knew the true meaning of this term until I started writing this article.
But really, it’s not the word itself that I hate; it’s the way that it’s said.
Let me try and demonstrate this real quick; close your eyes and say the word “basic” in your head over and over again. What do you see? Because me; I see a skinny blonde with an iced macchiato in hand, and a look that says “I got a 10 on my SAT” on her face.
3. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: (Kind of self-explanatory…….)
Staying in the “White Girl Garbage” category, we have “can’t stop, won’t stop.” To me, a sane person; I connect this phrase to something that has to do with working out/weight loss. To me, this seems like something someone on a treadmill would be saying to themselves as they try to prepare for a marathon.
BUT, this seems to be the national slogan for anybody that regularly steps into a bar/club on the weekend; (yes fellas, I said ANYBODY! “White Girl Garbage” doesn’t just apply to women). These are the people that buy shots for all their friends, take 274 selfies in a two hour span, and tell everyone at the bar that they are an “Instagram Model.”
4. I Want To Speak To Your Manager: (Once again, kind of self-explanatory……)
This is just a shout-out to all of my friends who have worked, or still work retail. Because I’m SURE that this phrase is one that they would like torn out of the history books.
5. I’m Shook: Another way to say you are “Shocked, Or Surprised.”
What are you, a margarita? Were you “shaken, and not stirred?” What the hell is with this “I’m Shook” nonsense?
To be quite honest, I really don’t have an explanation for this monstrosity of a phrase. I do want to mention though that there are probably hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of college students who use this phrase on a daily basis. They are the SAME college students that we are allowing to;
- Major in education to teach future generations, AND;
- Plenty of other important shit that I can’t think of right now.
(Think about THAT before you integrate this into your vocabulary).
Do these five words/phrases annoy you? Do you know anyone that uses any of these words/phrases? Make sure to share this with them, and don’t forget to leave a comment with any that I may have forgotten;