Words and Phrases I am Prohibited from Using
Lolz Obvy Hella Yolo Swag Rachet Chillax OMG Crunk
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.