Since we’re approaching the end of the decade (feels scary to say that tbh) we thought we’d reflect on some words that weren’t around or weren’t commonly used before 2010. You’re in for a surprise because some of these feel like they’ve been around since forever, but frankly, most of them need to be dumped asap. 2020 better bring better vocab please, thanks.
Our very own annoying version of “bro”…
Let’s all be more woke in 2020!
- Red velvet
10 years ago you would’ve thought we’re talking about a fabric… However, we mean that red cake thingie that invaded our lives and our Ramadan desserts a few years ago.
- Da keda keda
Typical Gen Z Egyptian lingo. Say it a few times consecutively for maximum effect.
Uber launched in Egypt in 2014 and we’ve all been searching for promo codes ever since.
This pic alone should make us all very grateful that selfies exist.
- Binge watching
Also known as, just one more episode and I’ll go to sleep.
Ugh, the sickeningly sweet smell…
Let’s all count till 3 and just stop using this word.
Imagine not having those weird random challenges to suck you into the Youtube void. We’d probably be all getting our shit done at record speed.
I just imagined the world without Tiktok and it’s such a happy thought tbh.
Uhm, us at 13 all over the Instagram comments of our crushes and that bitch we were all gossiping about last night
you either love to hate it or hate to love it *shrugs*
ASMR, but more ya3, basically.
every 16 year old girl’s current favorite word, but also, such a med students thing?
Everyone on instagram who goes to exotic places – like, Dahab, masalan – today, and has an iPhone.
and of course, it came with “streak”, “snap”, and “my ex better see this”
Post snapchat, sexting actual became THE thing, ya know? Phone sex was left back in 2012, because suddenly, nudes were all over the internet due to asshole men 🙂
Every wannabe “yogi” or “chill girl” on Instagram ever. “Omg this is so, like, zen”
25. Body Positivity / Diet Culture
you know, because the world is a shitty place and has only started realizing that other perfectly desirable women exist when they’re not size 0…even though people still preach “celery juice”, “keto”, and “protein shakes”.
Tumblr trend gone haywire…also the reason why all our relationships are shit 🙂