“I have not understood half of what you just said.”
If you ever call your partner “bae” or complain that you’re “hangry” you are officially with the help of some of America’s most annoying snake, according to new research.
A new study on the use and knowledge of the modern snake by 2000 Americans found in the top-20 of the slang words that the average person annoyed.
“GOAT” won the award for the most hated slang term, “bae,” “hangry,” “Gucci” and “mind” rounding out the top five. Other dishonorable mentions included “stussy,” “FOA,” “totes,” and “hit back.”
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The new survey, conducted by the researchers from OnePoll find people do think that there is a limit of age on the use of jargon, and apparently Americans are too old to use the jargon of the age of 43, according to the data. In fact, one in four Americans think that people over the age of 25 are too old to use any form of the snake.
And it can be difficult to know the right setting to drop a little of the hose in conversation: thirty-seven percent of the jargon used in the workplace unacceptable, and 55 percent was fully against the use of “lol” in an e-mail to a boss.
Almost half of the respondents thought that it is not so bad to use “lol” when e-mailing a colleague.
The study revealed that the difference in knowledge when it comes to the snake is widespread — more than half of the respondents did not know that the term “ghosting” had a negative connotation, and 55 percent do not think that is called “on fleek” was a compliment.
Even gossip can turn into a tricky business, since 37 percent could not identify the definition of “spill the tea.”
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The study also found that not knowing the full meaning or origins, not necessarily to stop using it. Forty-four percent of the people are worried about the use of jargon is incorrect, but that does not stop with throwing the most trendy lingo — 46 percent admitted to the use of jargon without fully knowing what it means.
It is probably best to doublecheck, however, since one in two people think that it’s a bad idea to say that a slang word without really understanding the definition.
But some words are more well understood than others, as many felt throwing around terms like “bae,” “li” and “turnt,” that it was in a list of the ten jargon people knew the most. “Keeping it 100,” “thirst,” “fam” and “SMH” also the cut.
And although half of the Americans are not on the latest lingo — seeing as 53 per cent find the jargon annoying — there are certainly a number of words that people go crazy more than others.
Top 20 most annoying slang terms:
Most commonly used jargon terms: