Kill That Slang: Our Top Six R.I.P

OMG! If we hear one of these words or phrases one more time, we just might go crazy. Here’s a list of slang that officially needs to be retired like autotune.

OMG – definition: an abbreviation used in SMS and text message for “Oh My God, Oh My Goodness,” or “Oh My Gosh,” also commonly used in verbal speech.

Yes, we used it in the intro but we’ve had enough of this shortened phrase. We’ll admit that it was cute at first, but after tweens began using it in their everyday conversations and Usher and turned it into a hit song, we knew it was time to say goodbye.

Swagger – definition: to walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air, to brag or boast, strut.

Remember one of the hottest remixes ever made, “Swagga Like Us,” that officially made swagger an “it” word? In case you forgot, that song came out in September 2008. It’s almost two years later. Let’s give it up.

Jawn – Definition: a word that can be used to describe anything and everything as long as it’s used in context

You may have once said “I like that pretty young jawn over there” or “I can’t wait for that jawn to come out” or something along those lines. We beg, no we implore you, to NEVER say it again. Any word that can mean anything just shouldn’t be used anymore.

Pause Definition: This is a common word that is said after something that may be taken as homosexual

Please pause the next time you decide to use this word. And no it doesn’t give you permission to use Wendy William’s favorite phrase, “How you doin’?” instead.

Epic Fail Definition: When something happens that is seen as a total failure

It might be the worst thing that’s ever happened to you, and we have sympathy if it was. But we don’t feel sorry if you call it an “epic fail.” Well, unless that’s your method of trying to stay sane, and for that, we’ll let you slide but only once.

At the end of the day – Definition: When everything else has been taken into consideration

When you start hearing prominent figures use it, you know that a phrase has run its course. Regardless of how tempted you may be to say it, just don’t. Besides, at the end of the day, you’ll find another phrase to annoy us with instead.
—— By: Crystal Tate


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