By Anonymous - This FML is from back in 2014 but it's good stuff - United States - Salem
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It doesn't matter the age of the person saying it. I am 17 and I'm fairly disappointed with the majority of my generation's actions. Yes, there are still plenty of wonderful kids out there. But people pay more attention to the bad. In return, you hear a lot of people giving this generation a lot of shit because of their mistakes. I haven't given up on the generation or anything that dramatic, but I do find myself feeling ashamed to go to school with the people I do and know that I am associated with them overall.
There is far more to this generation than a bunch of fifth graders. People will always complain about the further generation. That's just how things work. They compare how their life was and since it's different, put it down. Of course, a bunch of fifth graders already knowing that language is saddening. Who knows, it could be the parents faults for teaching them the words or allowing them to be in that environment; therefore being the generation before's fault. Sorry, my grammar is probably awful.
So let's give up hope because there are some bad people in this generation... What this generation has is social media, more access, etc. that makes it so much easier to display stupidity to the world. Before, only the people in your town and some family friends knew what you were like. This isn't a bad generation, just a generation with different technologies.
I'm twenty and in college and our professor discussed this, he said every generation says that about the next generation. He said look at the 60 they had hippies and druggies and baby booms threw the 80's. Every generation is different and the smallest change causes the previous generation to suddenly doubt and give up on the generation just because they have differences.
Gen X was supposed to be the downfall of society. So were the hippies. So was the Lost Generation. So were the American Transcendentalists. So were the Romantic poets. I'm sure if we had accurate historical records 'I weep for this generation' would be a common motif. Basically, every generation has terrified their predecessors yet society and the world still thrive on. On a side note, motherfucker *is* a compound word, so they're not wrong.
Can you guys stop? I'm practically IN this generation as a child myself, and yes, it saddens me. You don't have to give me a long speech about how I shouldn't generalise every kid. I'm not talking about any "downfall" or anything. I simply just expressed my feeling towards how children speak and act these days, and I have the fully right to do that without people giving me life lessons. By the way,I'm not saying that every kid is bad. So why don't ya'll just sit down and leave it? Thank you.
Mah don't take it so hard, many siblings teach their younger siblings some swear words for unknown reasons. It's fairly normal unfortunately
I've taught quite a few young kids who speak like this. When you ask them who taught them, they usually say their parents. How can a child's think it's wrong if their parents always speak like that? It could also be their siblings or TV (that's where I learned my first swear) but they're around their parents the most at that age.
My parents curse like sailors. I was cussing by the fourth grade because my parents and everyone around me did it so I thought it was normal and cool. If you're in 5th grade you're 10 or 11. I'd be more surprised if it was a 1st grader or something, personally.
Look kitty, you're a dipshit. I grew up in the 80s. Kids treated their teachers, parents, and teachers with a lot more respect than they do now. Only the worst kids cursed around their teachers and the ended up with the paddling the deserved. So yeah, I miss the good old days when you got beat for speaking out of line, because guess what. We also didn't have school shootings
I have friends who's nieces learned from their parents for sure. No older siblings to teach them as they're the oldest. I personally learned my firsts from the internet. I spent a great deal of my pre-teen years (probably 12/7 a week, honestly. I was somewhat obsessed) on mugglenet chat and even downloaded an mIRC application at age 11. That's also where I learned what a penis was (which I pronounced pen-iss until hearing it out loud in health two years later) by people just telling me to google image it... Lovely childhood I had growing up on Internet forums with adults..
Depends on where you live #43. I grew up in a very religious area and didn't hear a single swear word in school until my junior year of high school when I started hanging out with the "stoners" of the school. Most people around here will flinch at the word "hell" as if you've just screamed voldemort to the heavens in a group of wizards.
When I learned about compound words in third grade, I believe I wrote down "bitchass." When my parents were contacted my dad had to leave the classroom because he couldn't stop laughing.
I remember when I was a kid we had to go to a family wedding. I kept saying fuck loudly the entire time.I did not know what it meant but it made everyone laugh other than my mom so I kept saying it.Kids pick up words they hear.Motherfucker is surprisingly common.I bet they don't even know what it means but they just say it for the sake of it.