She’s Salty About This
Chips. Popcorn. French fries. Pretzels. I don’t want to be all twisted up on this flavor, but people can get salty about different topics, like that word. The first time I heard the word “salty” used in a sentence not describing the flavor of food is about two months ago when my friend was telling me about something she was still mad about and now I hear it everywhere! And all I am is thinking, why? Why do people have to use the term “salty” when they mean that they are mad or ticked off about a situation? It’s not too hard to say a different word from “salty”; it irritates me when that word is used. See? I didn’t use the word salty to describe my feelings.
But let’s not stop there. What about those people who use the words “like” and “um” whenever they don’t know what to say and they are filling in the blank space. Like it is like really annoying and um yeah they just continue on in like that manner. Can’t you see how annoying that sounds? I cringe inside whenever someone starts talking like that and it is mainly present when someone is really nervous about a presentation. I had a friend who said the word “um” around 36 times in one presentation and it drove my insane.
It’s not even just the way words are used that drive me crazy, it is even how some words are spoken. Is it vase or vAse? Aunt or aUnt? I mean why can’t we all say the same words with the same accent? You don’t have to try to be different or stand out by saying a word differently from everyone else. By saying a word differently, you are making me go out of my way to correct you otherwise a little piece of me dies inside.
Even in literature written in the 1800s there are many things that bug me such as changing a name from Jane to Janet. That’s right Jane Eyre I’m talking about you, Mr. Rochester, and Charlotte Brontë.
You can’t give someone a nickname that is close to their real name but be different at the same time, especially when the nickname has more syllables than the person’s real name.And what about putting and explanation point in the middle of a sentence, like what is that about? We get it, you are excited about what just happened, but we can feel your excitement at the end of the sentence.
I better stop there otherwise this rant would go on and on forever!