Hard on the Ears
It can be amusing to take note of popular sayings and new meanings attached to old words or phrases—the colloquialisms of the day. A new phrase may gain traction and become part of the popular vernacular after several months or even years, and oftentimes it is limited to certain geographic areas. However, once you start to hear and/or see a term or word frequently in mass media, entertainment vehicles, and other popular culture outlets, you can be sure it will be pervasive for some time. While it’s somewhat rare nowadays to hear “it is what it is,” think back to when you first began hearing it and how long it stuck around.
Aside from the fact that you might feel ancient because you don’t know the latest lingo that teenagers are using, colloquialisms can also grate on one’s ears. They can seem so very unnecessary and downright silly. How do you feel about the ones on this list? Do you hate them as much as we do?
- You do you
- That said/having said that (why is this old-ish term gaining ground and being said so often nowadays?)
- So much yes
- All the things
- Because ______________
- The feels
What would you add to this list?