The other day, I saw this amazing meme that said, “wow this is crazy: over 30,000 girls “literally die” every year because they “actually can’t right now.” If it weren’t so hilarious, I would have been slightly offended, considering I say that exact statement at least once a day. But despite the fact that saying things like, “I can’t right now” or “I’m literally going to die” is just part of my vocabulary, even I can admit that those phrases can get annoying fast.
There are a lot of other phrases just like those two that tons of girls say on a daily basis… and you know what? We should probably stop. I mean, you don’t need to stop saying, “I can’t.” Saying that doesn’t affect your life in any way. But there are other phrases you’re saying that are probably only hurting you in the end (like, “I’m fine” when you’re obviously not fine). Here are 12 annoying things every girl needs to stop saying forever. Please because, like, I literally can’t right now.
YOU ARE NOT FINE. Come on. You know it and the person you’re saying it to knows it, so why beat around the bush? Just say what you’re thinking and tell them how you feel and get it over with instead of prolonging an argument.
When you’re texting and you text “Okay.” WITH A PERIOD, that means you’re actually mad. Everyone knows that, it’s basic texting etiquette. So instead of saying “I’m pissed” in this stupid “secret” code, just say it! Just be honest about how you feel!
“I’m not like other girls.”
Umm… okay? Because other girls are all the same and you’re like this special unicorn? Who are you like, then? I just… just don’t say this.
“Ugh, I look so fat right now.” or “Do I look fat right now? Be honest.”
Whenever you say stuff like this, you’re just coming across as a self-absorbed girl with low self-esteem. Stop. Be confident in how you look and don’t bash yourself to other people. Also, don’t ask others if you look fat. It makes people uncomfortable and it makes it seem like you’re just looking for compliments, which is desperate.
“I hate girls.”
I’ve already talked about this. Saying you hate all girls based on a few girls you know is stupid.
“All guys suck.”
Again, you’re generalizing an entire gender based on your very few experiences. Stop that!
“OMG. I’m going to kill myself.”
I’m not going to lie, I’m very guilty of saying this over-dramatic phrase. But actually, it’s insensitive. You’re not going to kill yourself because your crush saw you doing something stupid. Don’t be silly.
Again, I am REALLY guilty of saying “like” too much. It’s such a filler word and can be thrown in anywhere – I think that’s why it’s so easy to overuse it. But in reality, saying “like” too often makes you sound uneducated and totally ditzy, even if you’re not. I still have to catch myself to stop and sometimes I’m actually embarrassed by how often it comes out of my mouth. Let’s all work on this together.
“I hate my life.”
This is another over-dramatic statement that you don’t mean. It sounds so… I don’t know… princess-y.
“We NEED to catch up soon! Miss you!
You can say this if you actually mean it, but I find that most of the time, no one actually means this statement. It’s something we say when we run into an old friend and we don’t know how else to end the convo, so we say this to be nice even though we know it will never happen. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to just say, “Bye, it was so nice seeing you!”
“I should just become a lesbian, my life would be so much easier.”
Um, how, exactly? And what? This statement is stupid.
“Ew, look at that girl. Gross.”
Have you ever said any of these things? What do you say the most? What do you disagree with? Tell me in the comments.