Recently, I was reading an article on the Huffington Post. It was about seven things that you need to stop saying once you’re over 30. Here are some of the words listed in the article. Totes, amazeballs, cray or cray-cray and adorbs. I have to admit, I used to hear these around the office at all times. Most of the time, it was a woman over thirty using it. Another one that I heard often was “presh”, you know instead of precious.
Reading this article got me to thinking about a few things. Why is it that we no longer want to say a full word anymore? LOL! We totes can’t be bothered with the extra syllables. It started with all of the acronyms. TTYL, TIA, BRB and so on… I blame all the texting we do and of course, Twitter. Nobody wants to type a full novel in a text and Twitter only lets you type so much. Them the rules, yo!
The other thing I thought about are other words and phrases that I hear all of the time.
“In my feelings”
“Feeling some kind of way”
Are these words/phrases off limits for those of us over thirty? Who decides when you’re too old to say certain things. I’ve heard the rule is, if your kids are saying it, you don’t. HA! What say you?