In 20 years, everyone will be like, “People used to be all ‘I said this’ and ‘she said that.'” And then they’ll go, “What does said mean?”
I’ve recently had debates with teenagers who swear that a crew neck sweatshirt is a “sweater” and that a “sweatshirt” must have a hood. Huh?
I recently commented to a group of teenagers that autocorrect has made me a horrible typist. Someone piped up and said, “Don’t you mean typer?” Huh?
I hear this all the time these days from a certain kid, but it’s apparently been on Urban Dictionary’s radar for 10 years?!
I understand that “text” sounds like “texed”, which our brains identify as past tense. However, the experts say it’s “texted“, and I’m with them. How ’bout you?
Your? You’re? You are? It’s time to change. Let’s go with “ur” for all!
Then we’ll start thinkin about completely droppin the “g” from every “-ing” word.
I hear the word “like” too many times each day, but I, a survivor of the 80s Valley Girl era, am, like, partly (or, like, totally!) responsible.
A: This cheese is delicious.
B: I know, right?
(Past alternatives: Yes, it is; I agree; Totally)
So now I agree, but then ask if I’m correct in agreeing?