KAREN'S anatomy

As trendy pejoratives are concerned, few are quite as ubiquitous as "Karen."

A medieval Scandinavian name, Karen is a shortened form of Katherine. It's derived from the Greek word "aikaterine," and means something close to "pure" or "clear" according to VeryWellFamily. But that was medieval Karen. Today's 21st Century Karen couldn't be more different.

Our definition of a "Karen" is a self-righteous, middle-aged Caucasian woman with a habit of asking for the manager. Easily recognized by her chunky highlights and Kate + 8 coiffure, she forces herself and her opinions in places and circumstances that do not concern her whatsoever. But that definition seemed rather incomplete, so we decided to reference the good ole dictionary. According to Dictionary.com,  a Karen is a dozen times more wretched than what we described.
Karen is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors.
As featured in memes, Karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retail and restaurant managers to voice complaints or make demands, and being an anti-vaxx, Generation X soccer mom.

 IDAHO reacts

Embedded below is quirky and colorful story of two Idaho women engaged in a grocery store faceoff in Star, Idaho. And one of the women happen to be a supreme Karen! Much to our team's surprise, the small-town spectacle recently made quite the splash in the comments section of a local Facebook page.

Scroll on for local reactions to Idaho Karen!


Recent response to the quirky and colorful story of two Idaho women engaged in a grocery store faceoff made quite the splash on social media!

Scroll on to check out the Treasure Valley's reaction to the nemesis of managers around the world!

Click the pick to view the original Facebook thread! Have an opinion? Share it, and we'll add your comment to our gallery of anti-Karen awesomeness!

Heartless & Heartfelt Reactions to Professor Wrongly Accused of Moscow Murders

The quadruple homicide of four University of Idaho students has triggered nationwide attention and concern.

As northern Idaho investigators continue the search for the murderer, fake news and wild accusations have engulfed local and national dialogues.

After confirming the claims against her were baseless, detectives eliminated an educator as a suspect. Unfortunately, her reputation remains an object of ridicule.

The following gallery is a glimpse at Idaho's response to the fallout. Click the pick to link back to the comment source.

🗨️ To assist investigators, report credible information by email or by phone.
Tip line: 208-883-7180
Email: tipline@ci.moscow.id.us 

That Escalated Quickly: Idahoans Get Honest in Playground Reviews

🗨️ When it comes to Gem State parks, Idahoans aren't holding back.

From bogus jungle gyms to disturbing restroom conditions, Idaho's community of reviewers are drilling down on the state of local playgrounds.

If you're all about the receipts, we got 'em. Click each pic for the link to the original review!
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