One of my very favorite things about being alive in the year of our lord 2016 is being able to see how certain words have taken on entirely new meanings. Of course, this could be said about any year, since slang has always existed–when “bee’s knees” became a way of referring to someone’s positive attributes as opposed to, you know, the literal knees of a bee, I am sure that it rattled all the good people of 1924–but, while I could be biased, I really feel that 2016 slang is the best. “Curve” does not mean a slightly wavering line anymore, for example. It means the act of rejecting someone, in the politest way possible, usually by text message. “Lurk” does not just mean lingering in an IRL location–rather, it refers to dwelling on someone’s social media page and finding out information you definitely didn’t want.
Obviously, these words are not so different from what they meant before, but that’s not the point. Slang has evolved to be a pure means of convenience, rather than opacity, so one could use a variety of context clues to figure them out. Anyway, one of my favorite new terms is, of course, “messy.” Messy sill means what it did before –untidy or dirty and/or confused and difficult to deal with–but it also refers to an entire state of being. See below:
Basically, it means being totally out of control, passionate about instigating drama, and absolutely not possessing the ability to mind your own damn business. But, like, in a good way. So, check out the best tweets about being messy AF–using the 2016 definition, of course:
1. Being messy means empathizing with the most-hated characters on TV, simply because you share similar qualities of Mess:
I hate that I like Chad from the The Bachelorette just because no one likes him. I'm messy. I live for drama. pic.twitter.com/QVZsKIIRRs
— Dani (@KeepItClassyxx) June 8, 2016
2. The mouse who wanted a cookie was absolutely a MBWLFD:
I'm just gonna say it. This guy right here is a messy bitch who lives for drama. pic.twitter.com/VvKqfKmfl2
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 15, 2016
(Messy Bitch Who Lives For Drama)
3. If ever given an entourage, you’d want it to be as messy as you:
If I get an entourage, I want the members to be, in no particular order, 2 screaming goats, 3 puppies with unknown motives, & a too big duck
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) June 7, 2016
i don't have a savings account and my skin looks like gravel
— darcie (@333333333433333) June 16, 2016
5. You repurpose iconic movie quotes to fit your own messy needs:
i’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, blocking his path on purpose and making him squeeze past me, in a display of dominance
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) June 11, 2015
6. You might be so messy, in fact, that you can’t even really put it into words:
therapist: how are you?
me: *gazes into the abyss terrified of everything*
me: i'm great! how are you?
— so sad today (@sosadtoday) June 17, 2016
7. You bring drama with you wherever you go:
Next time someone knocks on your bathroom stall say "Sorry, I'm with a client."
— Zoë Klar (@zoeklar) June 4, 2013
8. And you absolutely refuse to be shamed for it:
a guy just caught me taking a selfie n expected me to be ashamed so i took forty more
— treasure (@imteddybless) January 19, 2015
9. In fact, you make sure everyone is aware of it:
Leaving my browser history open in case anyone in this coffee shop tries to steal my laptop when I'm in the bathroom. pic.twitter.com/IOo89Vypy7
— Chelsea Lockwood (@Chelsea_Elle) March 16, 2014
10. This is your mantra:
My plotting and lying has improved.
— Joanne The Scammer (@joanneprada) June 13, 2016
11. You would literally do this:
police: drop your weapon now!!
— mámacita meeks (@_bonitamica) June 4, 2016
12. To you, this seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do:
I made these at 4 am last night and sent them to my sister pic.twitter.com/ThWr0ZkGad
— misunderstood worm (@_blotty) February 8, 2016
13. No one can control your mess:
when someone tells u to stop being petty but they have no idea that ur just getting started pic.twitter.com/Gcau5HDmyd
— Gurl (@GurlDotCom) June 8, 2016
14. Not even yourself:
when someone bumps into you, immediately say (loudly) “oh no my hot bod!”
— faboolah (@azninthesun) August 9, 2014
15. You “date,” but only for the screenshots:
— lara bee says (@larabeesays) January 16, 2015
16. And the stories:
boy: you have really pretty eyes…
me: *suspicious* thank you…???
boy: *leans in slowly*
me: NO!!!! You cant have them!!!!!
— KING RAINHEAD (@KingRainhead) December 13, 2014
17. And, finally, you have no time for gender assignments. All you know is Mess:
"are you a boy or a girl" buddy i'm a mess
— cryptidcurrency (@hypervoid) June 17, 2016
What do you think about these tweets? Which was your fave? Let us know in the comments!