Thursday, April 2, 2009

A small rant... a rantlette if you will.

Lemme just get this off my chest cause grinding my teeth brings no relief. There is a horrendous vocab trend afoot. I speak of the saying "I know right?" and it's little brother "right?". (Of course there was nothing wrong with "right?" until it was turned into a shortened version of "you know right?" and given the drastic change in pitch.) I can't take it anymore. It started off slowly and was easy to ignore; being used by horrendous television personalities and the occasional co-worker. But now it is a swollen beast gnashing its teeth at my door and being nourished and egged on by the lowest ends of the pop culture spectrum. It has come to people on the internet abbreviating it to "IKR" and print outs in the work place presenting "I know right?" as a vocabulary word in a dictionary. These people can save their syllables and sound infinitely less moronic by simply saying "I know." or "yes." Oh, and while I'm at it, I hate when people say "really?" as a substitute for "Are you kidding me?". I have no substantial reason to hate that one other than the fact that it just sounds idiotic and condescending.

There is also a lot to be said about "FAIL", "EPIC FAIL" and any form of "____ FAIL", recently made popular by the increasingly horrendous failblog. That shit is horrible. If you are unfamiliar, the blog consists of photos of various mistakes and mishaps that on their own contain a punchline and could maybe get a laugh out of somebody. However, to some garbage people they are not sufficient and require the word "FAIL" or "EPIC FAIL" in order to be escalated into the realm of comedic genius. Here's an example that makes me want to kick something with my bare foot just so I can have a tangible reason to be angry.

Aaaanyway, I know these are petty annoyances and that I am probably guilty of some pretty obnoxious shit, but I am entitled to hate whatever I please. And to be fair, I know some cool people who have adopted these sayings and am coming to terms with their new flaws.


  1. Right?

    On a serious note of commentry, I'd like to share my equal hatred for the sentence prefix "you know..." (i.e. "What are you going to do today?" "You know, I hadn't thought about it.") It makes no sense. No, I don't know.

  2. i agree. i myself am guilty of the "really?" one.
    since we are on the subject of fucked vocabulary i severely dislike when people say, "I could care less..." implying that they could not care less about something. when the proper way to say this is ,"I could NOT care less.." or " I couldn't care less..". but apparently its said incorrectly enough that its even said that way on television and such. gawdamned

  3. Personally I hate anyone who says, "It is what it is." Fucking shitbag cocksuckers. Take your smarmy little attitude and stick it in your ass.
    Then we have the hillbilly at the gas station who insists on calling me boss or chief. What in the Hell? You'd think this silly bastard was working on a chain gang.
    All of the numb nuts at work throw out their favorite nugget,"win win." Guess what? We aren't winning anything. The economy is a cunt hair away from shutting us down just like everyone else. Goddamn worms.

    Hey mrgn, draw more penises!

  4. I could not agree more with you about how fucking terrible this shit is.