On my high horse today, it’s just my opinion
What is it with FML??
I’m going to get on my soapbox for this one – no offense intended towards my younger generation friends.
Sitting here with a purring cat in my lap, I ponder what FML really means. I see the term used almost as often as LOL, but it has a way different meaning. For those of you who don’t know what it means (don’t feel bad, when I first starting seeing FML on peoples FaceBook statuses, I kept trying to make it the abbreviation for FaMiLy, but that didn’t make sense, so I finally asked somebody) it stands for Fword My Life.
Let me tell you that the Fword is not one of my favorites (although, I must confess – I knew how to use it in my younger days – I just choose not to anymore). It seems that the Fword has become an adjective. F this, F you, WTF, Fing any number of things, etc. But, FML – what does that look like? Ok, no, let’s not go there. What does a person using this term really mean? This sucks? (Another nonfavorite word, and I did not use this one – actually I used it once last year and my friend almost fell over at the look of shock on my face – haha). I hate my life? Shoot me now? I screwed up again? Oh, no that’s “My bad.” I guess I just don’t understand why anyone would even choose to use this phrase. Sigh, I must be getting old.
It’s a difficult topic to write on, since I don’t fully understand why someone would use it or what it really means. I just felt compelled to say – It makes no sense, it’s vulgar, and you are too wise and attractive to have that trash on your FaceBook page. Okay, there – I said it. Again, seriously, no offense intended, but maybe it’s time to come up with a different catchphrase.