Things That I Hate

People Who Claim They Invented a Popular Phrase

“Wait, where did you hear that? Was it from so-and-so? Because they heard it from me, I totally started that.” No, you didn’t. You did not invent anything. Cultural trends will tend to cause people of the same generation to find humor in the same quirky plays on words. Also, subtle day-to-day cultural influences can give you ideas without you being totally conscious of their origin, creating the illusion that you thought of something on your own. Get over it, you are not that original.

And don’t you dare try to claim that I can’t use it because it’s “yours”.

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