This is something I wrote elsewhere back in April 2008. I think it makes sense to re-post it here.
Seriously, internet. You using the word “emo” is getting a little old.
How about you pick another musical genre/descriptor at random and use it completely wrong for a few years? Maybe “Schlager“? Yeah, every time someone’s happy, we can say they’re “a schlager“. Maybe something even completely different and equally irrelevant, like “couch” (yes, the thing you sit on)?
That’s it! I’ll start using the word “couch” in the same type of context. It’ll so be the next big thing. It’s equally catchy and memorable.
I’m all for the evolution (modernization, even) of language… but could you at least put a little effort into it? Know what you’re talking about?
No, that’s asking too much.
SORRY FOR SUCH A COUCH POST. I’LL GO SLIT MY WRISTS AND BE REALLY COUCH. I’M SUCH A COUCH.