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    17 Words That Have A Different Meaning When You're In Your Mid-Twenties

    Drinking sure ain't like it used to be.

    1. "Career"

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    What it used to mean: An occupation that you do for the majority of your life.

    What it means now: You have no damn clue.

    2. "Kids"

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    What it used to mean: Young children.

    What it means now: Something that you can't believe your parents had MORE THAN ONE OF when they were your age.

    3. "Student loans"

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    What it used to mean: Money that you borrow to help you get through school.

    What it means now: The main reason you're ready to cut a bitch whenever you look at your bank account.

    4. "Rent"

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    What it used to mean: A certain amount of money you give to your landlord on a monthly basis in exchange for a place to live.

    What it means now: The very bane of your existence because you constantly think about where else that money could be going, like to those damn loans.

    5. "Crisis"

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    What it used to mean: A catastrophic moment in one's life.

    What it means now: Something that periodically happens when you realize you have no fucking idea what you're doing with your life.

    6. "Getting married"

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    What it used to mean: When two people in love swear to be together forever under a legal contract.

    What it means now: Something that literally everyone on your Facebook timeline is doing now.

    7. "Paying the bills"

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    What it used to mean: Paying only one actual bill, which was probably for your cell phone.

    What it means now: Paying multiple bills every month INCLUDING that damn cell phone bill.

    8. "Drinking"

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    What it used to mean: Consuming copious amounts of alcohol and being able to handle it like a BOSS.

    What it means now: Something you do much less of because you can't bear the thought of having a hangover.

    9. "Credit card"

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    What it used to mean: A plastic card that helps you build credit.

    What it means now: A plastic card that is the main reason why your credit isn't as high as it should be.

    10. "Online dating"

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    What it used to mean: An activity in which you meet and date new people through the internet.

    What it means now: An activity that has made you lose faith in humanity.

    11. "Going out"

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    What it used to mean: Hitting up bars and clubs multiple times in a week.

    What it means now: A very rare occasion in which you find the energy and strength to leave your house for the sake of maintaining a healthy social life.

    12. "Eating healthy"

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    What it used to mean: Eating carrots as snacks in between all the junk you eat throughout the day.

    What it means now: Actually having to watch what you eat because your metabolism is slowing down.

    13. "Friends"

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    What it used to mean: What you automatically labeled anyone who had the same interests as you.

    What it means now: A tight-knit group of no more than three or four "ride-or-dies" that you know for sure will be around for the long haul.

    14. "Travel"

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    What it used to mean: To go to another place and explore other cultures.

    What it means now: What you desperately want and need to do in order to prevent a quarter-life crisis.

    15. "Childhood"

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    What it used to mean: An era in one's life when they're a child.

    What it means now: Something that you reminisce about and makes you realize that you're a quarter of a century old.

    16. "Pop culture"

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    What it used to mean: Popular culture that you know all about at all times.

    What it means now: Something that you make a conscious effort to keep up with, thanks to the youths and their new lingo.

    17. "Questions"

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    What it used to mean: Inquisitive sentences.

    What it means now: Inquisitive sentences your parents ask you about your life that you rarely have the answers for.

    But no matter how much the definition of these words change, you're still the shit, tbh.

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