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Old Oct 15, 2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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10 annoying overused bits of trendy web slang

Here's a little rundown of my pet peeves in web lingo, ca. late 2013.

10. "To be honest." - Why does this keep popping up in every other comment/blog entry/tweet lately? I guess it's the misuse that irks me as much as the overuse. Who do people think they are that anyone should care whether their stupid anonymous opinion is honest or not?
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To be honest, that iPhone case doesn't match my sneakers. I live in a basement and have never seen another human.
9. "SMH" - To the next person who types this; I would like to SYH.

8. "FAIL". - Thank god the kiddies seem to be letting this go. It's trickled down to the toupee/pocket protector set now, so it won't be long before it's completely gone. Demise long overdue.

7. "IDK". - This is beyond annoying, because the chuckleheads who type it have turned it into a signature for every sentence, like an LOL.
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Originally Posted by gumsnapper99
The 3D in that movie was ok. Not my favorite. IDK.
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You're an idiot. I do know.
6. "/THREAD" - A favorite among wannabe moderators. /WANNABEES

5. "LULZ" - Why not just SHOW everyone what kind of person you are, by posting a picture of yourself having sex with an empty pizza box, instead of merely TELLING us what kind of person you are by typing "LULZ"?

4. "OMG" - OMG IF ONE MORE PERSON TYPES THIS...IDK!

3. "YMMV" - The official copout of the millenials. A cheap ass flame insurance policy/license to ramble.
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I have found that people tend to overlook the good things the Nazis did. YMMV.
2. "TL;DR" - This used to have some actual meaning. Now, people type it after reading the first word of a three word sentence.
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I think you might be suffering from attention def...
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Originally Posted by netbrah9000
TL;DR!
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Originally Posted by mcdj
I think you meant "TL;CR" (Total loser; can't read)
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Originally Posted by netbrah9000
LULZ!
1. "Cool story bro!" - Even more grating is the "brah!" variation. This phrase has jumped Sea World and 2 oceans.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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You jelly?

YOLO stop being a h8er.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 02:45 AM   #3
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A good list. Not necessarily slang, but these bug me:

1. Editing the post in a reply with "fixed that for you". It's arrogant.

2. Using "virii" as an intelligent-sounding plural of virus. It's viruses. This one seems to be fading, thank goodness.

3. The word "fanboi". It's a cheap shot that adds nothing to a conversation and only serves to highlight the poster's immaturity.

On 8., "Fail", it's bad enough to see this verb dressed up as a noun on forums, but it even crops up in the MSM, which should know better (I know, I know..).
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 02:49 AM   #4
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OMG you are so right DUDE.

OMG you really do get it DUDE.


OMG you must be like the Messiah of the Internet, DUDE.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 07:30 AM   #5
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This thread is church.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 07:36 AM   #6
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 07:37 AM   #7
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 08:41 AM   #8
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Well I smiled and nodded my head in agreement with this erudite expose of overused internet slang.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 09:44 AM   #9
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Like, totally. ZOMG.
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words words words words words words
Epic TL;DR... top lel, umad bro?
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 10:52 AM   #11
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The one I hate the most is "pwnz".
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 10:58 AM   #12
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here's a little rundown of my pet peeves in web lingo, ca. Late 2013.
tl; dr
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 10:59 AM   #13
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I don't know what half those things mean and I've been hanging out on the net for 20 years..

I must go to the wrong places.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 11:13 AM   #14
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For the OP, most of your examples don't bother me, they are just abbreviations that save some typing.

The exceptions are:

FAIL: That's a bit too lazy IMO*, if it stands alone without explanation.

*If someone says IMO, they are differentiating their opinion from fact...

LULZ: According to Uban Dictionary LULZ means "laugh". If the letters don't stand for individual words, it becomes some kind of slang and deviates from the typical abbreviations such as LOL or IDK. If it is going to be pronounced, why say "Lulz" when you can say "laugh"? I said it for the "lulz", really?
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The one I hate the most is "pwnz".
To me, only when people pronounce it as "pone".

Back in the mid and late 90s as online FPS and MMOs began to proliferate. It wasn't uncommon to have someone be typing fast since there was no VOIP and seconds mattered. Pwned was a very common typo of owned, so much that it became a norm. It doesn't bother me that much, but dear lord hearing "poned" makes me want to vomit with rage.
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My biggest pet peeve: seeing fluffy topics like this one in PRSI.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 11:41 AM   #17
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To me, only when people pronounce it as "pone".

Back in the mid and late 90s as online FPS and MMOs began to proliferate. It wasn't uncommon to have someone be typing fast since there was no VOIP and seconds mattered. Pwned was a very common typo of owned, so much that it became a norm. It doesn't bother me that much, but dear lord hearing "poned" makes me want to vomit with rage.
i remember these days! what about!!!!11111
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 11:50 AM   #18
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Actually, I can understand how some of these abbreviations arose & evolved in the early days of texting, because of the character limit imposed by the then level of phone technology - not entirely unlike that of 140 characters imposed by Twitter nowadays.

Then, of course, it came to be seen as cool & trendy, and unfortunately, naturally enough, came to replace standard language in emails or posts written in more informal settings. A lot of the time, from what I have been able to see, it is a poor enough substitute for not taking the time and trouble to write, or compose, a proper reply and allows a poster to make a trite response under the assumption that it is cool to do so in such a way.

Well, as someone who loves the English language, its rich and nuanced vocabulary and subtle layered language, at one level, I deplore it; at another, I see it as part of the innate flexibility of the language in that it allows for such forms of communication to co-exist, equally validly, with the older forms.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 12:28 PM   #19
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My biggest pet peeve: seeing fluffy topics like this one in PRSI.
Not sure how much fluffier it gets than debating the name of a football team.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1650599
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 12:31 PM   #20
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TBH... TLDR.
But anyway, cool story bro.

/thread


LULZ!
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Not sure how much fluffier it gets than debating the name of a football team.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1650599
Well, difference being his article was about a big political figure making statements about a supposedly controversial sports team name and how some might deem it offensive in society. On the other hand I have not seen the same person make statements about the overuse of "lulz" and how online shorthand annoys him.

EDIT: Looks like this thread is out of PRSI now.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 01:05 PM   #22
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Epic, fail, #anythingwithahashtag, YOLO, u mad bro, all annoying as *****.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 01:13 PM   #23
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Calling everything "content." Accurate term, but grating.
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The top used slang on here is troll!
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Not sure how much fluffier it gets than debating the name of a football team.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1650599
I tell you what ... let's try a little experiment.

Request to move that thread from PRSI and see what happens.
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