6.24.2015

Slang Words I CANNOT STAND + Meet Lauren



Lately I have noticed a plethora of slang words on social media. I'm not sure that any of them are "new," but they are just now starting to permeate my niche. That being said, there are a few I absolutely cannot stand.

1. [ON] FLEEK. Like... WHAT? Why can't we just stick with "on point?"

 2. RATCHET. Historically, this word has been used in a discriminatory context. No thanks.

3. BAE. I'm not your bae.


 4. BASIC. Pretty sure I would punch someone if they ever referred to me as "basic."


5. TURN UP. I haven't "turned up" since college.



Are there any slang words you can't stand? 

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Joining us today is Lauren from Lot 48. Lauren is full of good stories, has a great sense of humor, and is always REAL on her blog, which I always appreciate. BE sure to hop on over to her blog and check out her amazing wedding photos. 

Hi everyone!  I’m Lauren and I blog over at Lot 48!  At my blog I like to write about anything and everything.  My big passion is my "you are beautiful” linkup that happens the first Thursday of every month to promote self love and self esteem.  I hope you will check it out and join in! I love writing and my dream is to be a screenwriter for comedy tv. I spent a semester in college interning in LA at two production companies.  It was one of the best times of my life, other than doing a study abroad in london. I love blogging and love the community and all the friends I have made! 
1. What are you passionate about? My relationships, my faith, and writing.  My relationships, particularly my relationship with myself, is my #1 priority.  Because if you don’t have a good relationship with yourself, then you won’t have good relationships with anyone.  Self love is so important!  My faith is also right up there, the most important thing that I have, the dearest thing that I hold onto.  And screenwriting is my true passion, my trade, my skill.  If that was my job, wow, that would be incredible.  

2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be and why?  Play the violin.  I have always thought that it is such an amazing instrument.  It is so beautiful and has the most amazing sound.  I have always wanted to learn. 

3. What’s something you wish everyone knew about you?  That I am figuring life out just like the rest of you.  And I think we are a lot alike, as a human race.  It’s kind of poetic how we are all bound together by feeling, by insecurities, by the same fears.  Sometimes it may seem like I have it figured out, but I don’t.  I am incredibly insecure.  I try my hardest to act like I’m not, but I am.  I really, really am. 

45 comments :

  1. Bahaha. Well I had to try "on fleek" at least once. It's fun to say. Fleek fleek fleek.

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  2. Could not agree more! I hate them all but "basic" is awful.

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  3. omg I don't know if I have ever used any of these used in context like this! Which, doesn't surprise me since i"m always out of the loop ;) Fleek? Really! That is awful!

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  4. Yes to all of those! I've been trying to figure out how to use on fleek appropriately but it just doesn't make sense to me! haha.

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  5. Hahaha! I haven't even heard of ANY of those! :-p I'm so not cool anymore. Those don't even make sense to me!

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  6. I agree with sooo many of these!

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  7. It's like you took this post out of my brain. All of these words (some more than others) make me cringe.

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  8. I really dislike ratchet and basic too! If anyone says any of those slang words to me, it makes me cringe!

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  9. My friend and her husband refer to each other as "bae" instead of "honey" or something regular like that. And I'm admitting that I didn't even get it until now. #oldstatus

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  10. This makes me laugh hysterically!! As a youth leader, we hear these words almost daily from our teenagers. I'm still trying to understand why "bae" is any easier than "babe" - haven't quite figured that one out lol!

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  11. dying!!! SO FUNNY! I taught high school english a couple years ago, and I heard these words constantly. My students were always having to educate me on what their new slang words meant.

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  12. I'm still trying to figure out what half those words mean. Oops. #behindthetimes

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  13. I can't hear "turn up" without thinking about Michelle Obama and her turnip vine (and then cringing all over myself.)

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  14. hahaha. "Bae" - no no no no. And is it bad that I've never heard of the word 'fleek'?

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  15. Hahaha YES to "on fleek" what even?? It's not a real word! And yes I hate "basic" because it's just a way to dismiss people for a stupid reason.

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  16. The phrase "on fleek" makes me want to punch someone in the face. And any time I hear "ratchet" all I can think about is "stop trying to make fetch happen."

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  17. ALL THE YES TO THIS POST!!! I just don't get these slang terms, like why? I cannot stand fleek. I don't understand it and I never even say on point so I just don't like it. It just sounds so immature. I agree with every song one. No no no and no to these terms

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  18. HAHAHA I almost fell on my chair because I remember tweeting with an "on fleek" reply last week!

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  19. YES!!! Oh my gosh yes. I didn't even know what on fleek was until a few weeks ago...!! And bae? Ugh. What has happened to the English language!

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  20. I can't say I've even heard of any of these besides "bae" before and I can't tell if I'm relieved or if I feel old. For the record, "bae" drives me NUTS. Really, just really?!

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  21. This list is on fleek. Sorry. Had to do that since I agree with each one. I hear my kids say these things then j hear adults and I'm like "No. Just no."

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  22. Lol I this is too funny. I'm briefly touching on "fleek" tomorrow. But all of these.... I don't get it. Bae is actually danish for poop. So these people calling their significant other bae... They're calling them poop hahaha

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  23. Consider yourself lucky that you've only heard that one haha

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  24. It totally sounds immature!!! I agree with you

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  25. Hahaha I'm dying. It makes me want to punch someone too!

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  26. That's such a great point. It really is used to dismiss people

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  27. Consider yourself one of the lucky few

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  28. HAHAHAHAHA. Now I'm not going to be able to disconnect the two in my mind

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  29. You're one of the lucky few. There are still many I likely haven't heard

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  30. Hahahah my best friend is a teacher and she's always telling me the new "it" words

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  31. Stop. I would have to ask them to quit that hahha

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  32. Seriously. They're almost offensive!

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  33. Hahahaha consider yourself lucky

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  34. Me neither and it just sounds trashy to me

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  35. Funny thing, they actually use "turn up" often in Australia to mean show up (to work, etc).. they also use "rock up"

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  36. Ha! That's too funny. I feel like that's more acceptable. Especially in a Australian accent

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