We have had a few blog posts which have been related to videos from my Twitch channel recently, and believe me there are plenty more to come, but I thought I would give you a change by posting something which you have to read or, if you are listening to the audio version of this post, listen to. When I am playing games online or working at university, I often find myself having to interpret the new ‘lingo’ that people are using and, often trying to use it but getting the pronunciation all incorrect. As I try to engage with the new lingo I was reminded of some sayings which I have heard in the past and which I completely disagree with and even get annoyed about – yes me annoyed! can you imagine that. What are those sayings? Well that is what this waffle is about…
It’s funny how language changes through the years. I’m not sure whether it is because I am an old person in the younger world of streaming, but there are so many words which I have no idea what they mean – or their meaning has changed. A classic example of this is ‘salty’. To me, this is purely reserved for describing the taste of crisps and/or pork scratchings but apparently, it means something to do with being mad. Who would have thought. Anyone who watches my stream on a regular basis will know that it has taken me some time to say the words ’emote’ correctly and even now, as I write it, I am worried that when I do the audio version of this waffle that I will get it incorrect! If I did, then please don’t laugh – I’m working on it. But what I wanted to talk about were sayings from my era which I’m not sure whether everyone knows or even uses any more but sayings which, when I hear them or are used to me, actually do annoy me so much that I get… well… salty :).
The more and more I write this waffle the more silly sayings come into my head. Many sayings are just there to be used to make people feel better and, in my humble opinion, I would just prefer to say – ok that happened, be positive and move on. There is however, one saying which I do like and often keep in my mind. Yes it might also be a feel good saying but one which I think helps us to stay positive and to live our lives how we want to and not how we are told to. “Say what you think and be who you are because the people who mind don’t matter and the people who matter don’t mind.”
So do you use a lot of sayings? Do you think they have real meaning or just used in moments or sadness/madness? Do you have any sayings which you like to use a lot and actually live by? As always there is an empty comment box below where you can add your thoughts. If you feel like registering for the site, then the button is up in the top left – its easy to do and it will mean a lot to me.
So, as this waffle comes to an end, it only remains for me to say, have fun guys and I’ll catch you all later and, until then, consider yourself waffled!