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19 Jun 2015, 9:29 am

Does anyone else get annoyed by how a word or phrase because the new buzzword and then everyone is using it, from TV to real life? I don't know if it is some Aspie thing, or just unique to me, but it drives me crazy. It is like, what was wrong with our previous language that we all need to use this new phrase now? I don't mean new words created to describe new inventions, but the new, stupid, pop culture words.

For example, a few years ago every female singer suddenly became a "diva". What was wrong with the word singer? I never did get into pop culture very well, I tend to ignore it, which probably makes me appear even more nerdy.



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19 Jun 2015, 9:44 am

"Diva," in my opinion, carries a connotation which is separate from the generic term "singer."

It implies, I believe, someone (usually used when referring to a female) who desires to be the center of attention and is rather vociferous in the expression of those desires. They want their own locker rooms, their own "space," and their own schedule. This is rather similar to the true "diva" of the opera.

A "diva," in a word, is a spoiled brat on steroids.

I know what you mean, though. Sometimes, people rely too much on the latest slang, and not enough on substance passed down through many generations.



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19 Jun 2015, 9:49 am

That whole "yolo" and "swag" thing was annoying. Thankfully that has filtered out for the most part. I can't think of any other examples though.



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19 Jun 2015, 9:51 am

LOL....I must be old!

What's "yolo" and "swag?"



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19 Jun 2015, 10:06 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
LOL....I must be old!

What's "yolo" and "swag?"


The first time I heard about "yolo" was when this guy got drunk, stole a car and while driving, tweeted Yolo, then died.
It means, "You Only Live Once." :/

Swag apparently has something to do with how one presents themselves? Urban Dictionary is a little confusing on that one.


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19 Jun 2015, 10:06 am

YOLO: you only live once. Something people say before doing something stupid, really.
Swag: ...I don't even know how to explain this one. Something the popular kids see themselves as having a lot of. Sort of like "coolness" I guess.



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19 Jun 2015, 10:08 am

Come to think of it, I think "swag" is short for 'swagger." When a person carries himself with a swagger (the terms is rarely applied to women), the person exudes a sort of arrogant confidence, with a desire for other people to fear him.



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19 Jun 2015, 10:15 am

Yeah, sort of like swagger but more trashy. :D



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19 Jun 2015, 10:24 am

There are too many annoying buzzwords to mention more than a few. People just adopt them unthinkingly (if, that is, they're capable of thinking). 'Passionate' is one of the latest ones - everyone has to be 'passionate' about something. And then there's the way 'issue' is used to replace 'problem'. Or 'über' ... Yuk!



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19 Jun 2015, 10:29 am

"Issue" is used as a euphemism--to somehow (unsuccessfully) lessen the impact of the "problem."



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19 Jun 2015, 10:33 am

Can't keep up with hashtags.



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19 Jun 2015, 10:34 am

Kraftie

you have lost your avitar :(



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19 Jun 2015, 10:36 am

I think it has something to do with technical problems at WP.

Let me see if I could restore it!



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19 Jun 2015, 10:37 am

Yeah, I have a very low tolerance for catch phrases and buzzwords. I hear them a few times and I just want them to go away.


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19 Jun 2015, 10:44 am

I'm having trouble keeping up with all the phrases and "trigger warnings" popping up all over tumblr. People on tumblr are too confusing and many not logical, and all the people popping up with "-romantics" or "-kin" o.O and what they want to be called...
Being social is hard enough without all these new phrases and rules.


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19 Jun 2015, 11:12 am

Yes I dislike most newly-coined words. Wasn't so when I was a teenager, so maybe in my case I'm just getting old and reactionary.