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    Top 5 Annoying Things People Say

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    5: YOLO- The acronym You Only Live Once was started when a popular song, “The Motto,” was made by Drake, a famous musician. Ever since then, it has been used as an excuse to be irresponsible. YOLO has become an epidemic by sparking stupidity in American youth.

    4: You Mad, Bro?- This statement is possibly the most aggravating of phrases. Used simply to antagonize those that are already upset, this has become quite the fad to say. Saying, “You mad, bro?” is the verbal equivalent of throwing gasoline on the fire of rage. People who say this are a big part of why I am in fact mad, bro.

    3: Dope- Although this word was formerly used to refer to drugs in a negative way, it has moved on to better things. Yet again, we have found a new way to say cool, sweet, awesome, boss, great, super, fresh, and “the stuff.” Because clearly, we didn’t have enough.

    2: Swag- SWAAAAAAG! Who needs a brain when you have SWAAAG?! I believe The Wizard of Oz’s Scarecrow would gladly make that trade, talk to him. Although clever, the class of 2014’s “do you have swag” shirts basically say “who needs good grades when you have swag?” This word can easily be added to our wonderful list of synonyms for the word dope.

    1: Cool Story, Bro- My older brother makes a large circle with both of his arms. Holding this up to me, he says in a sarcastic tone, “Cool story, bro. Put it in the basket with all the other cool stories.”

    This terrible phrase comes from the deepest, darkest parts of sarcasm. Intentionally used to make you feel socially awkward, this saying tells you that your life is boring. I have had to ask after being insulted what the basket gesture is. By some logic, two arms in a circle symbolize a trash can. Whether the logic is flawed or not, this statement is by far the most annoying way to move a conversation along.

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    • B

      Book GirlNov 26, 2012 at 2:34 am

      I agree with those opposed to the commentary on ‘swag.’ Swag is more in reference to attitude and demeanor than anything else. That said, you can have ‘swag’ regardless of who you are, what grade you’re in, or even if you’re dirt-poor. Swag just means you don’t think down on yourself. Anyone can achieve this mental state with just as little or much effort as they might spend working their grades. Please respect the people who have to work hard to achieve ‘good’ attitudes and those who don’t equally by grouping them together with the positive connotations of swag, instead of the negative stereotypes.
      Thank you.

    • C

      CasualNothingNov 11, 2012 at 5:28 am

      I can respect your opinion on the matter. However, it does sound like you take them a bit too seriously I use a couple of these among my friends and they’re just colloquial now. My only inference is that when you’re annoyed with people saying these things, perhaps it’s the people not the words that are doing so.

    • A

      anonymousNov 9, 2012 at 12:11 am

      that is untrue our shirt does not mean that having swag is more important than good grades. you can have good grades and still have SWAG!

      • D

        Dwight SchruteNov 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

        That is false.

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