Every generation has their own language of slang words, and while some people love them, others find them completely annoying. Well, a new survey reveals the most popular slang terms out there right now, and many of them are also the ones people simply can’t stand anymore.
The survey by OnePoll finds that Bae is the most commonly used slang term, followed by SMH (shaking my head) and Lit, while on the flipside, GOAT (greatest of all time) is the most annoying slang term, followed by Bae and Hangry.
Top Ten Most Commonly Used Slang Terms
- Keep It 100
Top Ten Most Annoying Slang Terms
- Throw shade
Now, while it may be perfectly okay for some people to use certain slang words, there seems to be some debate over just who those people are. In fact, while the majority of folks think that those over the age of 43 are too old to use slang, 20% actually think it’s not okay for those over the age of 25.
- And of course, there are dos and don’ts when it comes to where slang is appropriate. For example, 37% of people say it’s never acceptable to use slang at work. Along those lines, 55% of people are against using “lol” in an email to their boss, while close to half think it’s also bad to use it in an email to a co-worker.
When it comes to sleeping, most couples establish ground rules for who sleeps on what side of the bed early in a relationship and that rarely changes. Well, one writer took to Twitter to reveal that he and his wife don’t actually have a side of the bed, and it has basically shocked the Internet.
Journalist Steve O'Rourke recently tweeted the confession, sharing “We were just chatting in work and apparently it's weird that Amy and I don't sleep on the same side of the bed every night,” adding, “ Some nights I like to sleep by the window, some nights the door. It's not really that unusual, is it?”
- Well, judging by the response, yes it is “that unusual.” “That's extremely weird, actually,” one person responded, while another added, “Wrong, wrong, wrong. Once 'the side' is established there can be no change no delineation, it must be a constant. Home, hotel, doesn't matter.”
- Some folks seemed to support the idea of no assigned bed sides, but they were certainly in the minority. “It’s a great idea, my husband and I have swapped sides for years,” one person noted. “It’s bad for your heart (apparently) to always lie on one side and you put too much pressure on the same organs every night... that’s what I told him anyway!”
O’Rourke later added that choosing the side of the bed has never been an issue between him and his spouse. He says the first one in the room gets to choose, and insists they’ve never disagreed about it. They do move their pillows and stuff when they switch sides, and says it doesn’t happen every night. He also added, “neither of us are aliens.”
Still, folks were just not down with the idea, with food writer Jack Monroe chiming in, “'I just read this aloud to Mrs J and we are clutching each other in horror.”
We all grew up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now it seems that it may be important for another reason because research has shown that sitting down for breakfast with family is linked to teens having a more positive body image. Astudyfrom the University of Missouri analyzed data from over 12,600 students in all 50 states and found that regularly sitting down to have breakfast as a family during the week has a positive impact on body image.
“Results of this study suggest that positive interactions with food—such as eating breakfast and having family meals together—could be associated with body image,” explains Ramseyer Winter, with the University of Missouri.
Sure, weekday mornings get rushed and we may end up handing the kids a banana or a yogurt while they’re rushing out the door, but this makes the case for taking the time to sit down together in the mornings. It might not always be doable, but it’s important for our teens if we can make it happen. And no one’s saying we have to make waffles or anything, just sitting down to eat together is the important part.
If you’re in a long-term relationship, at some point you’ve probably felt like your partner wasn’t pulling their weight around the house. And when that happens, you could sit down and have a responsible, productive conversation about the issue and household expectations, or you could do what this woman did and get even.
Mom of two Karen Alpert shared her recent experience with this situation on herFacebook page Baby Sideburns. “My hubby has been lying on the couch all morning while I’m doing sooo much stuff, so I finally got super annoyed and sent him to the grocery store,” she writes. And that sounds pretty harmless, right? But here’s the thing - she sent him with a “special shopping list” that included some items that are pretty much impossible to find … because they don’t exist!
Here’s what this fed-up wife asked for:
- 3% milk
- Seedless strawberries
- Wheat Thins - “the ones in the BLUE box”
- Unsour cream
- Diet Diet Coke - “You might have to ask for it because it’s new”
- Mellow cheese
- Organic Pop-Tarts
Savvy shoppers know Wheat Thins only come in yellow boxes, there is no 3% milk and organic Pop-Tarts are a joke. And if you’re thinking that this hubby would have called his wife for guidance when he was running around the supermarket searching for these items, here’s the best part – she turned her ringer off!
Life is hectic and we’re all busy, but it’s important to take care of ourselves and make time for self-care. When you’re to-do list is a mile long and only getting longer, it’s hard to feel like you have time to spend on relaxing and recharging, but that’s when we need it most. So how do we make it happen? Try these tips from nutritionist Jessica Sepel.
- Do yoga- Get your stretching in with gentle yoga postures and give your body a reset.
- Establish a nighttime routine- Set a time to switch off your electronic devices and sign off social media for the night so you can unwind properly before bed. Indulge in a little self-care instead with a cup of tea, reading a book, soaking in a bath, or whatever soothing activity you enjoy that helps get you ready for sleep.
- Go for a swim- Get in the water and swim it out.
- Treat yourself- Book a massage and let someone help work out those tense muscles or at least book a pedicure and let someone polish your toes.
- Spend a night in alone- Just say no to any invitations that come your way for one evening and catch up with Netflix while you relax.
- Get out in nature- Enjoy some fresh air and greenery, even if it’s just a quick walk in a nearby park.