24
Apr

A satirical look at the real meaning of words

You know there are words that sound the same but have different meanings; like their, they’re, and there. But what about words that have another meaning when in different context.

For example, “I’ll do that right away, honey,” could really mean “I will forget whatever you asked me to do the moment this show ends.” Tumblr blog Oh, So That’s What That Means has been providing us with amusing alternative definitions like that. They poke fun at the context in which these terms are usually used, giving a satirical take on the real meaning of words. Read a few descriptions below:

The real meaning of words

Texting

(Noun)
Modern romance at it’s finest.

Clapping

(Verb)
Repeatedly high-fiving yourself for someone else’s accomplishments.

Cell Phone

(Noun)
A device used for looking less alone while in public places by yourself.

Poor

(Adjective)
When you have too much month at the end of your money.

Laziness

(Noun)
Risking to drop everything you carry rather than walking twice.

Calories

(Noun)
Tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night.

Friend

(Noun)
A person, in whose toilet you can comfortably and confidently take a shit without giving a fuck if it’s going to smell.

Drugs

(Noun)
The only reason America knows the metric system.

Target

(Proper Noun)
Walmart for winners.

Happiness

(Noun)
When you roll onto the warm spot your laptop left in your bed. Also see: Loneliness.

Now that you’ve learned their true meanings, discover some of the most beautiful words in the English language.


Source: http://thatswhatthatmeans.tumblr.com/
http://www.sadanduseless.com/2015/04/the-real-meaning-of-words/

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

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