A survey conducted by OnePoll has revealed what slang Americans find the most annoying, and also the most confusing.
Slang is not a new concept in our society. However, it does feel as though it is becoming more prevalent and widespread as time passes. Our need to constantly be on the go and convey a message with as few words as possible has increased the need to use slang. From acronyms to abbreviations to entire replacements, there's a lot of it out there right now, and it can trigger a lot of feelings.
Perhaps the most prominent of those feelings is annoyance. There are some slang terms that simply get our goat. Funny enough, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll, the slang term which annoys Americans the most is GOAT. However, that's in terms of it being used as an acronym for Greatest Of All Time, at least that's what we're assuming.
Honestly, we don't take much issue with the term GOAT, even if it is a little overused in the sporting world. The word occupying the number two spot is far more deserving of its high placement. Bae. Just having to type it raises our blood pressure a little. Other deserving entries in the top 20 include fleek, lit, fam, and totes. You can check out the entire rundown at Good News Network.
The survey did more than simply find out what annoys people about slang. It also asked when they think it's appropriate for it to be used, and also which terms just downright confuse them. While some of those surveyed believe no one ever the age of 25 should be spitting slang, the median cutoff point was 43 years old, so get it in while you can.
The most telling results were those that related to confusion. While 44% of people owned up to being worried about using slang incorrectly, 46% admitted that they use it without fully knowing what they're saying. If you think that you might be one of those people, and you're too afraid to ask someone what a slang term means, just ghost whoever said it so you can check Google. Then when you return you can stay lit and clap back by throwing a little shade.