Seriously, STFU: Bae [and other terrible slang]

I was young once. I used words that confused my parents & sometimes made them cringe…

[36 Slang Phrases From The 90s You Should Use]

These new words that are coming from a younger generation? Well, they kinda make me wince; add more wincing if I have to listen to it coming out of someone my age.

Bae? C’mon… this word drives me nuts.

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How did that happen? I mean, I suppose bae kinda sounds like baby… It’s one less syllable [that’s one clap – for you uneducated bae-using people] which would imply it’s easier to say.

That was kinda mean, I feel a little bad about it but…

Can’t we just stick with, Babe?

Sidenote: I enjoy the red squiggle under it; my computer does not recognize Bae as a word.Thank you, Google Chrome. I wonder how many people have saved Bae to their dictionary? I wonder if people who use that word frequently know how to add words to their dictionary?

…So many questions.

I hated the word, Bae well before I knew it was the danish word for poop; that was an added bonus. It added validity to my judgmental nature to a word.

That sounds pathetic. I’m thirty years old… so apparently, this is how I spend my time. I over analyze words… and judge them like a real bitch… and then, I follow it up with judging people who utilize these words as part of their daily vocabulary.

Depending on the who, what’s & where’s… my reaction to Bae [and other terrible slang] fluctuates.

Ugh.

Yeah, you really just said that.

Wait, did you say that? Was it a joke? …Are you serious?

[I feel inclined to acknowledge that the above depictions may be more glamorous than I, but are not exaggerations.]

Slang Story Time

When I was a young teenager, my grandma bought me classic 90’s baby-tee that said:

DON’T GO THERE in big block letters with sliver glittery border. 

When we got home from shopping my mother says something to the effect of:

Don’t go there?! What does that even mean? [ie: that’s a really stupid shirt]

Before I was able to tell explain the awesome slang I was using, my grandma says…

Well, I just figure it means… if you’re thinking about going somewhere bad, you probably just shouldn’t go. Don’t go there!

So, yes… I’m aware that this crappy slang is nothing new & I’m sure the later generations will come up with something even more nonsensical that I can over analyze & be all bitchy about.

But still… please stop with this Bae stuff.

Ignorance is [not] bliss

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

My opinion holds no more value than yours, the homeless man’s on the corner…or the bitch at the hair salon. Thankfully we live in a society where that’s allowed, at least it’s supposed to be. Recently, I’ve noticed there’s an abundance of people who think their opinion is more valuable than the next person’s…

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Possibly there is confusion & some people don’t know the distinct difference between debating your opinion versus trying to change someone’s view to match your own.

If everyone had the same perceptions, ideas and opinions the world would remain idle. Contradiction creates change – good, bad & ugly. In small places like the workplace & home, to the very large picture of politics, professional athletes or global warming…

Nothing would change if nothing was ever questioned. 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
Oscar Wilde

I wish I had the ability to make people listen – not only to others but to themselves also. The opinion that you’re fighting for… how much do you know about it? If you’re passionate about it, know about it.

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
Harlan Ellison

How far are you willing to go to get someone to agree with you? I am more than happy to share my opinion with people when asked… when I answer – do not insult me or anyone else who has a differing idea.

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I shared my opinion on Adrian Peterson & a man challenged me on it – which I welcome. I love a good debate. I allowed him to share with me his points and I listened to them; at no point did I make it personal or combative. As my opinion did not match his, he called me a lunatic… a psychopath & a child abuser – because I have spanked my child.

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A respectful debate can change opinions – but that is not the goal. Over all we should be more concerned with educating ourselves with the help from one another, rather than trying to produce clones of one thing.

(…Rant Over.)

To Be Honest

I’m really fed up with the mess it makes every time I want to enjoy a Natures Valley Granola Bar.

I take a bite – Crumbs on my shirt.

Snap a piece off to avoid said bite – Explosion of crumbs…everywhere.

I’m sick of it. It’s really too bad I like them too much to write them off.