X – Banned Words

Words and Phrases I am Prohibited from Using

Cray cray
Lolz                                                                                                                                                                                                          Obvy                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hella                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yolo                                                                                                                                                                                                         Swag                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rachet                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chillax                                                                                                                                                                                                      OMG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crunk
Cool beans

If I mess up and use any of these, one or both of my daughters shakes her finger and says, “That’s on the list.”  That is also how they indicate when I have used a new term that is prohibited.  The list keeps growing.

They also object when I use slang from my own generation, even when I use it ironically.  My family never got on the groovey train, but we used it as a joke all the time, but now that’s banned too.

Don’t tell my kids, but I sometimes use these words with my college students.  They indulge me and are usually amused.

One tries to maintain one’s dignity as one ages.


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6 Responses to X – Banned Words

  1. Sounds familiar 🙂 I know how difficult it is to practice what we tell our kids to do…but well its sure pays off in the long run.Dropping by from A to Z.

  2. Mahala says:

    oops – I say cool beans quite a lot. I’ve never been one for too much dignity though 😉

    Visiting from A-Z Challenge

  3. Wendy says:

    Yeah, when people of my generation start using the latest slang, it’s the death of that slang.
    Visiting from A to Z~
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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