“THAT’S SO FAIL.” “DOUBLE FAIL.” Congratulations, you just used a widely used term from the INTERNET. You are so hip! So modern! So in with the times for your awkward use of the English language. You might say it’s even a WIN. Now let us partake in the reading of Failblog and Icanhascheezburger and other sites that aid in the bastardization of the English language (omg~)!
But let’s not.
I cringe when I read it on the internet, but hate it more IRL. Maybe because my hobby is hating popular things. Maybe it’s because people I once respected are now saying it (
oooh, burn). Or maybe it’s because you can hear the smugness that accompanies it. Ultimately you’re inferring, “Hahah! You suck, but I am clever for saying something from the internet!!!”, and the hell if that makes you witty.
Never mind that for a phrase to be used IRL, it has to have already been popular on the net for at least a year. And then if something’s being used all over the internet, it’s already been used constantly for a couple of months on 4chan. And sup, they’ve been saying “FAIL” there since at least 2005. You guys sure are cool for saying things that even a /b/tard is growing tired of.
I’ve accepted that LOL is going to stick around – I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s already made its way into a dictionary, and I bawww over this. But more than anything, I hope this “FAIL” thing is a phase.
I hate you all so much. Stop doing this to me. ;_;