apparently on social media the word "oof" now can mean "this makes me horny" as well as "my sympathies" and "this is a particuarly repulsive thing to say" and, hey, i love that English is a constantly evolving and growing language, but this is officially way too many totally disparate meanings for a three-letter word that isn't a cuss
@distressedegg (for real tho i had no idea it meant anything other than like an exasperated sigh)
@SuperCee SAME, AND IT'S FUCKIN' ME UP
@distressedegg well that's confusing
@distressedegg new rule, number of meanings must be strictly < number of letters
@distressedegg oh god fucking dammit I oof at shit all the time don't make this harder on me, internet ;;
@distressedegg See, I didn't even know about some of these, and now I'm reconsidering some past "oof" replies
@BestGirlGrace same??? i can't trust language anymore
@distressedegg I'm trying to put everyone in some kind of hive mind, but it's slow going
@distressedegg what if we made 'oof' a cuss
@distressedegg ow oof my bones
@distressedegg I think you can use it interchangeably with "I feel that", which I guess makes its own kind of sense? Hence going oof. The feeling has hit you hard as well.
This doesn't excuse it, because that saying is precisely as open-ended, but it's 2:30 in the morning and I am typing words.
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