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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Internet lingo/phrases that need to die.

1. "TL;DR"

It stands for: "Too Long, Didn't Read" and is usually used as a summary at the end of a post or article. Sometimes even when the post/article wasn't that long.

Who uses it: The illiterate and/or incredibly lazy.

This one needs to die because: Anyone who can't be bothered to read a bit of text on the internet shouldn't be here to begin with.

2. "U" and "UR"

They stand for: "you" and "your/you're" respectively.

Who uses these: The 8 - 13 year old myspace user, the illiterate and/or incredibly lazy.

These need to die because: This is the internet. You have a full keyboard. You don't need to type like you're text messaging your "BFF Jill". It just makes you look like a stupid child.

3. "umad bro"

It stands for: It's lingo commonly used by trolls or people who think they are or want to be trolls.

Who uses it: Mostly children on the internet who have lost an argument and have nothing else left to say. It's usually repeated.

This needs to die because: It completely fails. It's intended to annoy or piss you off. It just comes off, to me, as funny. I usually start laughing if someone says this to me. I can't help it. I'll see if I can get them to keep going. If you're trying to piss people off on the internet, look elsewhere if you want to be taken at least semi-seriously.

4. "inb4 blank"

It stands for: A meme started on the *chans, it usually involves posting "inb4 insert-obvious-thing-usually-mentioned-in-related-threads/posts-here". Why? I'm not really sure.

Who uses it: The 8 - 13 year old myspace user, people who frequent *chan sites that think it's clever, who are possibly also 8 - 13 year old myspace users.

It needs to die because: ...it's pointless. I've yet to hear any good reason for it. There's a topic about Barack Obama, someone says "inb4 Obama's a muslim" because they know that people will usually say something like that. Umm, congratulations for paying the minimal amount of attention to the internet to notice that, I guess?

5. "Cool story, bro"

It stands for: This one is meant to imply that your post/article is boring or uninteresting.

Who uses it: The 8 - 13 year old myspace user, people who frequent *chan sites that think it's clever, who are possibly also 8 - 13 year old myspace users.

It needs to die because: It no longer has any kind of amusing qualities it once had. It's old and stupid. Done to death. It no longer even looks like you mean it, just that it's the expected "cool thing" to post in response to a story or post.


Can you think of any more?

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