Phrases/expressions/slang

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Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

Hate the terms ‘bae’ and ‘woke’. Can’t stand them. Intentional ‘valley girl’ voices also irk the hell out of me. 

However, I think everyone uses some form of slang occasionally. I think it’s just part of the natural progression of regional languages. It also doesn’t really bother me in social settings, for the most part. However, I don’t think people in my social circle really use more slang than usual. For example, I don’t know anyone who personally refers to their significant other as their ‘bae’. 

However, if I’m in a professional setting or meeting, and someone uses a bunch of slang I will judge them negatively. I will think they are less than capable in their role. To me,  it shows a lack of professionalism, and a lack of knowledge of what is appropriate.

Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I have a 13 year old brother who yeets. 

“Did you like that movie?” “Yeet!”

“My, what a lovely day outside!” “Yeet!”

“I’m not a fan of pulled pork.” “Yeet!”

I don’t get it, but maybe it’s just not for me to get lol.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Hahaha this is so funny to me because I have a 17 year old so I hear her say all the new slang and then have to ask her what it means. Then Darling Husband and I eventually end up adopting some of it ourselves way later. The whole thing of it cracks me up. My BFF has a daughter the same age so sometimes we’ll use words they used like 2 years ago and then they laugh. It’s just funny to have it flipped and be on the older side of it and I’m not even 40 yet. Yeet, shook, bruh, ope, lit, tea, she says them all. We just took a trip with her and her BFF and I swear they speak a completely different language!

Post # 64
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Newbee

“Weird flex but ok” gets on my nerves omg

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

🤔 I’m not even surprised that the majority of “slangs” are those primarily said by African Americans or even that you’d question the IQ of people who use them. My whole language would be considered a slang since I’m from the Caribbean and we are notorious for speaking “poor English” and sounding “illiterate”.

I digress what I find annoying is the word “snowflake” and how it’s used when you can’t relate to another’s suffering so you just mock them instead.

Post # 67
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I read this entire thread, and I still don’t know what “yeet” means haha

“Bae” and “salty” are the worst in my opinion. I also agree that people in their 20s+ using slang words such as these just sound ridiculous, like they’re trying to be “cool” or fit in with the teenage crowds or something. I also cringe when I see slang words on t shirts for example, as obviously it’s not teenagers designing them!

Post # 68
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565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

soexcited123 :  Attack where? That’s just the observations of a POC. 

Post # 69
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Worker bee

Slang doesn’t bother me at all. What aggravates me are people who weaponize language and deem themselves to be superior because they use “proper” English. Unconscious or not, it’s extremely classist (at best) and a shining example of power dynamics. As PP have mentioned, language is fluid, and it morphs over time. There is no “right” way to speak, so why does slang trigger so many people? I’ll stop here.

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee

I’m in my 30’s and use slang all the time. Don’t currr, okurrr!!… guilty AF.

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

How did this post take such a wrong turn, it was meant to be fun. I use slang but I get annoyed by certain slang words or terminology, I get annoyed by proper English sometimes.

yall should chill out  

thetulle :  

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My students are high schoolers and they have been saying “dead ass” to mean “seriously”. It’s confusing as hell and I really don’t like it. 

In a sentence “I dead ass didn’t do any homework this weekend.” 

In response to someone saying something exceptionally exciting. “Dead ass?”

Ugh. 

Post # 75
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Busy bee

I was born in ‘76, and I still use “awesome”, “rad”, and “so cool” regularly. I’m sure my elders in the 80s hated such slang too! 

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