“Well, It’s not what goes into a man’s mouth, Babe, that defiles it. No, It’s what comes out.” —Quinn
this was published in May 2007 get it together people:
“We are especially sick of abbreviations. You know what abbreviations are? LAZINESS. And laziness leads to forgetfulness, which leads to idiocy, and idiots are the only people who abbreviate words. It’s like a snake eating its own tail and then puking it up and eating the puke. Just learn how to spell “definitely.” It’s not that hard after the 20th time.
So, to be clear, here’s what’s out: whatevs, ’tevs, gnarls, defs, probs, stoops, totes. Adding “-wise,” “status,” “much?” or “in charge” to the ends of words. Calling things “tight.” Or “sick.” “Redonks” or “ridics.” Any variation of the word “delicious” and anything you ripped off from Epicly Later’d. We’re sad to say that “riffing” has to go too. Although let’s say something happens where a joke is passed on from friend to friend and you call it a “riffle effect”—that’s clever. Clever is good. We encourage creativity with language. Puns are still OK. Making up your own in-joke words with your friends is great—using other people’s is lame. “
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