From ‘YOLO’ to ‘FOMO’: Here’s A List Of Phrases Texans Wish Would Disappear
Show of hands, how many times have you had to ask google to define a certain phrase that you heard a young kid use? SAME!
These days, there are just so many phrases and words that I can’t keep up with. Some phrases make sense, some make me laugh, and others are just weird or plain rude!
I decided to ask the people of El Paso what modern day phrases they can live without and would love to get rid of FOREVER!
I got a variety of responses that had me nodding in agreement however, I did feel attacked because…. I use a lot of those phrases and now I am questioning my vocabulary!
Here is a list of the modern day phrases that have outstayed their welcome and can go away forever!
- "On Fleek": From eyebrows to outfit choices, this phrase was so huge on social media. However, its overuse has turned it into an annoying trend.
- "Adulting": While initially coined as a lighthearted term to describe the struggles of becoming a responsible adult, it has become an overused excuse for everyday tasks that have always been part of life.
- "Sorry Not Sorry": This phrase has lost its edginess and has become an annoyingly passive-aggressive way of refusing to take responsibility for one's actions.
- "Low-Key" and "High-Key": Ok, this one offended me because I use Low-key A LOT! It first started as a joke but now it is a part of my vocabulary and honestly, I’m embarrassed.
- "I Can't Even": This phrase was initially used to convey speechlessness or astonishment. However, its constant use has diluted its impact. I still like using it to annoy people though. Tehehehe
- "YOLO" (You Only Live Once): This once-inspiring phrase has been misused and overused to justify reckless behavior, diminishing its significance and turning it into a shallow excuse for poor decision-making. These days I use it to embarrass my son.
- "FOMO" (Fear of Missing Out): FOMO has become an exhausted acronym that fails to capture the true depth of our longing for connection and experiences.
- "Bae": Originally an affectionate term for one's romantic partner, "bae" has been overused to the point of losing its sentimental value, often used to refer to virtually anything or anyone.
- "Literally": I DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY I WILL CONTINUE USING THIS WORD! Stop attacking me!!
- "Slay" and "Goals": These terms were once empowering expressions of admiration and ambition. However, their overuse in social media captions and everyday conversation has just ruined the meaning now!
- "Situationship": Look, they’re just not that into you!
- "Cancel Culture": While originating from the need to hold individuals accountable, the term has been thrown around carelessly, leading to quick judgments without even letting someone defend themselves.
- "Vibes": Originally used to describe the atmosphere or energy of a situation, "vibes" has become an overused buzzword!
Take a look at other modern day phrases that the people of El Paso can do without!
- "The customer is always right."
- "Sorry, not sorry!"
- "Money can't buy happiness."
- "Everything happens for a reason."
- The use of "mansplaining."
- The misuse of "I could care less."
- The overuse and misuse of "gaslighting."
- "Thoughts and prayers."
- "Just sayin'."
- "It is what it is."
- "Boys will be boys."
- “Look It"