Snowflake makes a list of slang words that we can`t hold out of political bias – that`s one of the worst words because it`s lazy. Calling someone a „snowflake” is simply not a strong argument, and it is not so offensive, but it is used as if they were to be able to end a debate. Those who use it as such should try harder, or let someone else speak. Thanks to the Internet, slang words have the ability to establish themselves faster than ever before in our culture. When learning English, it is often difficult to stick to the slang terms that were buried at best in the previous year. But don`t get angry – we covered you! Here is the last part of our series „Slang for the year ahead”, with terms that range from fun to simple comedy. These are the eight slang words of the 2010s that we can no longer bear. Whatever the reason, every decade has the slang that has to go, and the 2010s are no different. Almost all slang ends up falling on the track – we certainly don`t use words like „groovy” or „tubular,” except perhaps ironic — but there are certainly a few words that deserve to be masked much earlier than others.
I know what you all think, this one is practically old. But instead of referring to the very act of retweeting the Twitter message, the term has been used more recently to express consent. So when someone says something you totally agree with instead of saying „yes, I agree,” you just say „retweet.” Who else has time for three-word sentences? This definition, however, emphasizes the futility of the term. It is defined by two slang phrases that are much more popular than them. With a new year comes a whole series of new slang terms, often confused. As fast as they fly away, they seem to disappear, banished in the depths of the terms „harder” that should not be pronounced. It is important that we put an end as quickly as possible to the ambiguous attitude of rejecting sources of information with which we disagree. And when people use that term unironically, it reveals a big problem with our culture. While some words show a real strength of perseverance, of course, all these words will not survive time. Bae is supposed to be an acronym, just for „before everyone else.” Aside from the fact that at the height of its popularity, people used bae to refer to almost everything they liked — overcharging that quickly became bars, especially when companies started using it — the way of thinking behind the acronym is also problematic. Mental health is already quite stigmatized in our society. Occasional use of the word „triggered” must go away.
They may have been overexploited, or their original meaning has been distorted, or they are simply no longer relevant — or worse, they reveal something about our culture that is unhealthy or harmful. „Used to describe someone who does not define properties that are of extraordinary interest, or that are simply worth a person`s time or attention.” This gem comes from this video of Jasmine Masters, one of the participants in the popular show RuPaul`s Drag Race. Masters was about to start with another sentence when she suddenly hurt herself, so that her next sentence was abruptly cut off, and so was born „And I oop-„.