1. “Going to the airport”
Used to mean: You stuff your suitcase into a friend’s trunk and they nicely drive you to the terminal.
Now it means: Choose between mind-blowingly expensive cab ride or two-hour-long A train or bus ride spent spooning your suitcase! Or LOL, figuring how the hell to get to Newark.
4. “Apartment hunting”
Used to mean: Scoping out a cool new apartment complex and signing a lease for a place three months from now.
Now it means: A frantic two-week hellscape in which you must sell your soul to Craigslist, see apartments with only 30 seconds’ notice, coordinate movers at the last minute and strip-mine your entire savings account.