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    So, my niece said "BT Dubs" the other day. I asked her what that was. It's BTW, only we're shortening the W. We can't even say W now? Also, this was real life. Come on now.

    I think one day, there will be a book titled "What Acronyms We Use in Everday Conversation Mean." We'll all be gone by the time it happens, but I think it's coming.

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    Good one, Lanie.

    I'm sick to death of "yolo". I can't stand "adorbs" or "presh". OMG has worn out its welcome. I look forward to the day that teenagers speak using multi-syllabic words, and they know the actual meaning.

    I'm lucky that I have at least one niece and nephew that will constantly ask me "what does that mean" and seem intent on building their vocabularies. I used to make them use any new word that I taught them (in casual conversation) to use it at least 5 times that day. It made for some funny dinner conversation.
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    • #3
      Wow. The English language is doomed. When we have to have abbreviations for acronyms because the letter "W" has too many syllables, the English language is doomed.

      Here I am throwing up my hands over "sex" vs. "gender," and the whole language is dying off in a thunderous cacophony of txt msgs.

      Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
      No one will be denied:
      Big law suits and bathroom toots;
      We're all getting Dixie-fried.
      But somewhere Hank and Lefty
      Are rollin' in their graves
      While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
        Good one, Lanie.

        I'm sick to death of "yolo". I can't stand "adorbs" or "presh". OMG has worn out its welcome. I look forward to the day that teenagers speak using multi-syllabic words, and they know the actual meaning.

        I'm lucky that I have at least one niece and nephew that will constantly ask me "what does that mean" and seem intent on building their vocabularies. I used to make them use any new word that I taught them (in casual conversation) to use it at least 5 times that day. It made for some funny dinner conversation.
        Oddly enough, my niece is a grammar nazi. It drives her crazy if somebody has incorrect grammar and she recently took interest in just a word. Indubitably. She liked how it sounded, so she started saying it. lol. Conversation can sound funny when you start substituting words for words you don't usually use. lol.

        I just remembered something. I say "TMI" in real life. My bad.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Adam View Post
          Wow. The English language is doomed. When we have to have abbreviations for acronyms because the letter "W" has too many syllables, the English language is doomed.

          Here I am throwing up my hands over "sex" vs. "gender," and the whole language is dying off in a thunderous cacophony of txt msgs.

          Ahhhhh... the old "people have sex, words have gender" conundrum?
          We are so fucked.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gary m View Post
            Ahhhhh... the old "people have sex, words have gender" conundrum?
            Yes, indeed. It's my #1 pet peeve.


            Me ------> "No, dammit! Your daughter's sex is female; she doesn't have a gender!"
            Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
            No one will be denied:
            Big law suits and bathroom toots;
            We're all getting Dixie-fried.
            But somewhere Hank and Lefty
            Are rollin' in their graves
            While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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