Alright, I don’t disagree that these phrases are stupid and really don’t have a place in polite society, but articles like this are little more than moral masturbation. It’s just another excuse to say “look at what a good, progressive and socially conscious person I am”. These articles are something we need to put a stop to because they do nothing for anyone. It’s simply another chance to pat yourself on the back and feel special about doing things that decent, normal people do in the first place. You aren’t convincing the fratters, middle schoolers and otherwise inconsiderate people who say this sort of thing, they make that very clear in the comments section. We need to stop getting off on our own moral outrage and start fixing the culture which spawns these phrases.