Do you have many of those moments when you are reminded you’re getting older?
I was reminded of this recently when chatting to my partners daughter. She started high school a few weeks ago, and was excited to tell me everything she had learned, including the new word they use for ‘cool’. Dardy. Used in a sentence ‘It’s hell dardy’. Hmmmmm.
Firstly, I don’t know when hell became so prevalent in the english language (now I think about it probably stemmed from my generation as we did say ‘hell yeah’ a bit). Of course, ‘hell’ seems to be used in almost every sentence by the ‘youth of today’ (hehe). But they don’t mean to refer to the fiery abyss that is Satan’s lair – I think they are trying to just place some emphasis on what they are saying. ‘That’s a hell dardy movie‘ or ‘It’s really good film’?
So, what has made you realise you are getting older?