Kids these days have all kinds of word and phrases they use. One that caught my eye just recently was “netflix and chill”, now, I may not be super old or anything… But I find this phrase to be kind of ridiculous and hilarious at the same time.
After doing my share of googling, I found out that it does not mean what I expect it to mean.
Apparently it means to put on some random movie on Netflix and not actually watch it. Instead you have sex with somebody.
Is it me or whenever I ask someone to actually watch Netflix with me, I want to watch that movie or TV show. I mean, if I had other intentions I mean somehow that would be stated beforehand or something. Maybe even during the movie. But giving it this stupid name of a thing that is happening? Maybe I am too old. I’m 22, and I am questioning my youth. Maybe the reason for this is because I found a gray hair one day and it threw me into the future mentally where I am about 80 years old complaining about everything.
Why do we have to have all these phrases anyways? Like the word “selfie”. I dislike this word now. I hate what it represents and I absolutely detest all these other words being created off this word like “selfie-stick”. When I was a teenager we would ask someone to take the photo. Or just deal with the fact that it was impossible to get everybody into the frame and get on with life. Technology is moving so fast forward that we cannot think about any action like taking “a selfie” as nothing more than a “selfie”. It is not a picture of yourself, it is A SELFIE.
You can’t say “oh that is a nice photo of you-”
“Excuse me, this is a selfie. That I took.”
“Yeah, I mean- I said it was of you and I thought-”
“No. SELFIE. Want me to spell it for you?”
“I’m so sorry…”
“It’s okay, now click Like please”
That is another word “like”, as in to like something. Another word that just drastically made the transition from actually liking a thing, action, person turning into what defines your own life.
“Hey, I like your car”
“Hey, I like your car”
“oh REALLY? Because I did not see that you LIKED it on Facebook when I posted the photo of my car 3000 hours ago!!!!1
Can we please just cool down in general about these things? Let us use proper English, and speak our hearts and minds instead of choosing the simpler options just to follow trends in language. I just know that whenever I use one of these insane phrases I always use them sarcastically. As in, do not really want to be using them.