Forget Dilly Dilly; These Are 5 Words and Phrases Idahoans Want Banned
All eyes are on Augusta National Golf Club this weekend, but the attention The Masters tournament is drawing has nothing to do with getting a hole in one!
While golf is notorious to being a pretty calm, cultured and quiet sport, there's a growing number of fans trying to disrupt competitors focus by yelling something ridiculous just before they take a swing. That's why the security team at this year's Masters has put together a list of words and phrases that will get patrons removed from the crowd this weekend. According to Southern Living, if a patron is caught yelling something on the list they will be approached by security.
Among the things on the list? Bud Light's popular cheer for its marketing campaign, "Dilly, Dilly," Verizon's 16 year-old "Can you hear me now" campaign, the word hashtag followed by anything else and RIP Harambe (the 17 year-old zoo gorilla that was killed on sight after a three year old crawled into his enclosure.)
I think we can all agree that some of these are pretty pointless and annoying! For fun, we asked real Idahoans what words or phrases they could ban from the English language if they had the same power as the folks behind the Masters did. I'm kind of bummed that the word that drives me absolutely nuts, "lit", didn't make the list. Now used as slang, Urban Dictionary defines the word "lit" as the state of being extremely intoxicated (regardless of what substance is in your body) or when something is "turnt up and popping." I was reading a movie review a few months ago where the reviewer described something as "lit" and immediately started yelling at my computer "YOU SOUND STUPID! USE REAL WORDS!" GRRR!
Anyway, here's the 5 words or phrases that Idahoans would ban over "Dilly, Dilly."
"I Seen That"
No. You didn't. You saw that. Go back to English class. A good English teacher would let you get away with "I've seen that" which literally means "I have seen that." That's also acceptable grammar.
I remember seeing my ex's new girlfriend post a picture of the two of them together and used #bae in the description. I laughed out loud and thought to myself "how emasculating!" According to Urban Dictionary, the slang word is often used to replace other pet names of endearment like baby, sweetie. It also says it can be an abbreviation for "best at anything" or "before anyone else."
Just stop using it. You sound uneducated and as our listener Beth points out, it means "poop" in Danish.
::cringe:: Yup, we completely agree with you guys on this one.
We have Mean Girls to thank for this piece of slang lingo. In the movie it's supposed to be another word for cool or awesome, but we agree with Regina George. Stop trying to make fetch happen. It's not going to happen.
Our listener, Stephanie, points out that it's resurgence in popularity more than a decade after the movie came out can be attributed to the fact that Mean Girls is opening as a musical on Broadway this year.
People actually got into heated discussion about this one being a (non slang) word or not. According to Merriam-Webster, it IS actually a word but it has a bad reputation. That's because using the prefix "ir" and suffix "less" makes the word sound like a double negative. That's why more people choose to use just the word "regardless" in prose and speech.