Here are some more of the widely-used internet sayings that I find extremely irritating. If you use them around me, I will personally ask Reverend Ike to never pray for you to get a brand new Cadillac.
“Meh.” This is used to denote world-weary indifference or snooty disapproval. Has anyone ever said “meh” to you in real life? No, because it’s merely a literal approximation of the sound people make when they’re world-wearily indifferent or snootily disapproving of something. Actually, it sounds more like “mmnnyahh”, and when people say it they usually have a cranky-baby expression on their faces. This is an expression which should be punched, kicked, or drenched with wolf urine.
The “mmnnyahh” sound is so whiny and infantile that when people type it on message boards, they shorten and tweak it to “meh”, which they think looks better although they’re wrong. It looks stupid. I think girls started using this word first–maybe I’m wrong, but it just seems like a girly type of word–and then it was picked up by guys, who look even stupider when they use it because it’s a limp-wrist word. Type it, and the reader conjures a mental image of you flapping a big limp wrist at them as you whine “meh.” If that’s the image you want to project, fine, but you still deserve to be drenched with wolf urine.
The only person in history who could ever pull off the actual “mmnnyahh” sound without looking stupid was Edward G. Robinson. “All right, you mugs–from now on, we’re gonna do things MY way, see? MMNNYAHH!” And the last time I saw Edward G. Robinson, he wasn’t screwing around on some stupid message board. He was slapping people around, blowing cigar smoke in their faces, and shooting them for saying stuff like “meh” to him.
“M’kay.” This is another girly-type word that has been picked up by guys who want to express not just snooty disapproval, but sarcastically snooty disapproval. Mere wolf urine isn’t enough to quell my burning hatred of this word–“m’kay” calls for more drastic measures, like being forced to watch every episode of “The Simple Life” on a big-screen TV with a theater-quality sound system turned up full blast, CLOCKWORK ORANGE-style.
If you type a comment on a message board and someone responds with “m’kay”, you should consider them your mortal enemy for the rest of your life. Because even more than “meh”, “m’kay” denotes a verbal wrist being limply flopped right in your face along with the full “mmnnyahh” expression, complete with eyeroll. Especially if it is followed by ellipses, like so: “M’kay…” (the ellipses are the literal equivalent of the eyeroll) or if the “m” is multiplied by a factor of three or four, as in: “Mmmm’kay…” The final outrage-inducing coup de grace, of course, would be the addition of an actual “eyeroll” emoticon. Anyone who pulls the full “Mmmm’kay…” with eyeroll emoticon on you deserves a complete wolf-urine blood transfusion, the total “Simple Life” forced-viewing ordeal, and to be interviewed by Larry King.
“Kthxbye.” Okay, if this wasn’t invented by some bubble-brained teenage girl somewhere, I’ll eat my entire collection of Bruce Willis DVDs. “Kthxbye” is the internet equivalent not of the limp-wrist flop, but of the dismissive “talk to the hand”-style wave-off with a huge, pink bubble-gum bubble popped in your face.
If you regularly find yourself involved in message board debates in which your adversary subjects you to the infuriating step-by-step process of “meh”, “mmmm’kay…”, and “kthxbye”, then you should hurl your computer monitor through the nearest window and become a lumberjack. Either that, or you should become a dreaded masked outlaw who rides into towns with six-guns blazing and robs banks and armored trucks while riding a buffalo.
“True dat.” Now this sounds like a guy one. It’s not as horrible as the preceeding ones, but it still pisses me off. If something’s true, just say “that’s true.” Saying “true dat” doesn’t make what you say any cooler or any more valid. It just makes you look like a dope. Do you say “true dat” to people in real life? As in, “What’s that you say, Brian? Oscar Wilde was brilliantly insightful? True dat.” No, you don’t. Why? Because you would look like a dope. If you said it to a girl you were trying to pick up, she would pop a huge, pink bubble-gum bubble in your face and say “kthxbye.” Eventually, people would see you coming and say, “Meh, here comes the ‘true dat’ guy. If he says it again, let’s kill him.”
“FTW.” Another guy one, definitely. Message board clowns who are arguing about what’s totally the best example of whatever bullshit they’re blabbing about will invariably resort to naming their own number one choice and then following it with a decisive “FTW”, as though this somehow actually signified that their choice was the indisputable winner, which it most definitely doesn’t.
Best videogame? “Super Mario Ultimate Sloppy Whack-off FTW.” Best new pop group? “Dippity Doofussy Doodlebugs FTW.” Best TV show? “Family Guy FTW.” That’s right–they all love “Family Guy”, even though it’s just about the biggest fekkin’ pile of steaming dog doo-doo ever. I’d like to gather everyone responsible for “Family Guy” in one place and do something horrendously punitive to them. I’m not sure what, but I am pretty sure it would involve copious amounts of wolf urine.
“Orly?” I’m adding this one at the last minute because I just thought of it. It can be inserted at any time during the above-mentioned process, as in:
“Wolf urine FTW.”
I don’t want to talk about those words anymore, because I’m down to my last Xanax and I don’t want to lay awake all night fantasizing about orbital death-ray satellites.