Have you ever heard the phrase “fake it ’till you make it?” It basically means that if you want your life to be a certain way or to be a certain kind of person, you should pretend until it becomes real. Theoretically, if we do something over and over it becomes our reality, even if it doesn’t start as true. It’s kind of an inspirational idea actually. Reality is ours to mold to our liking!
This is like that, but terrible.
Twitter user @THerwees asked people what they started saying as “a bit” and then adopted as a normal part of their everyday language.
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a bit, it basically means a joke. A word you started using ironically, repeating a common phrase from someone you were imitating or making fun of, or doing a character. It was all a joke until it wasn’t.
what is something you started saying as "a bit" and then became a part of your earnest language catalog??
— tasbeeh herwees (@THerwees) August 14, 2019
It turns out a lot of people have fallen into this trap. You might think you’re mocking someone else, but then, one day, you’ve altered your reality. Now you’re the joke. Read below for the classic bit-traps and be careful out there, homies.
Calling everyone “homie”
— Goy Division/Jew Order (@ben_geier) August 14, 2019
unfortunately ‘bruh’ and ‘yeet’
— Helen Holmes (@helenbholmes) August 14, 2019
“Moving and grooving” for how things are going
— GABY 🏳️🌈 (@gabydunn) August 14, 2019
Saying “let’s boogie” when it’s time to leave a place 🙁
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) August 14, 2019
I started saying “believe you me” instead of “believe me” in high school bc I thought it sounded posh and it wound up sticking. That was 25 years ago.
— Hani Omar Khalil 🐊🐊🐊 (@demoncelery) August 14, 2019
hella, gnarly, jah feel
— swizz keats (@iluvbutts247) August 14, 2019
I say ‘question mark’ instead if idk and it was first to get away from me saying ‘No, I don’t know’ at work all the time when ppl asked me dumb shit but that was years ago…
— Elisa Vazquez (@ElisaLVazquez) August 14, 2019
Began ironically saying “love that journey for you” but now I’ve lost control of it & just speak like a mix between Alexis + Moira Rose at all times, help me, it is a disease & it has spread, I am loving this journey no longer, I am in fact now absolutely bedeviled by it pic.twitter.com/UxhFVdtRSR
— Xena Zeit-Geist (@XenaZeitgeist) August 15, 2019
Calling people “boo”
— Novena Carmel (@NovenaCarmel) August 14, 2019
totes magotes (no questions pls)
— Ｊｅｓｓｅ Ｈｉｒｓｃｈ (@Jesse_Hirsch) August 14, 2019
“I love this for you” (because of YOU)
— Sarah Hagi (@geekylonglegs) August 14, 2019
The Google. The Costco.
— Colonel Mustardayonnaise (@seetothebell) August 14, 2019