2. “Grocery Shopping”
What it normally means: Going to the food store to buy food aka sustenance for the week.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: Getting a box of mac n’ cheese, Oreos, and a bottle of wine because you’re “broke.”
What it normally means: What you do for a living, often an office job, normally 9-5, where you spend your weekdays so you can earn money.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: Your miserable introduction to the real world and adulthood, where you probably spend eight soul-sucking hours typing away in a cubicle. And hopefully your Gmail signature looks LEGIT.
What it normally means: To be steadily seeing someone you may be developing strong romantic feelings for, if you do not have them already. A sort of amorous commitment, if you will.
What it means when you are a twentysomething: Friends with benefits, at best.
What it normally means: The people who GET you and you hang out with in a social context.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: The people you have to make a HUGE effort to hang out with and never get to see enough, but when you do, you make it count.
12. “Happy Hour”
What it normally means: A period in the day where you can get drinks at a discount at your local bar.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething. Literally the highlight of your day and what gets you through your eight hours of misery at the office.
What it normally means: A meal (hybrid between breakfast and lunch), usually in the late morning or early afternoon, where you can enjoy drinks and food with friends.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: You stave off your hangover for a few more hours and get hammered on mimosas every Sunday with your friends.
What it normally means: A short period of sleep meant to refresh and recharge your batteries, often taken in the afternoon.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: Well, you can’t take one at work, so it’s that time period (like 4 p.m.) when your face is vacant and you can LITERALLY get nothing done because you are so tired.
23. “Dinner Party”
What it normally means: A social gathering of friends over a meal, sometimes fancy, always fun.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: An attempt to cook food and act like “adults” for the evening, but you’ll probably just make mac n’ cheese and get wasted.
What it normally means: The physical act of making something less messy, removing dirt and clutter, and is usually considered a chore. Involves wiping, washing, and scrubbing.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: Throwing all your dirty dishes in the sink, and spraying a little Windex and wiping down your counter with a paper towel.
What it normally means: A visual social media app where you can apply filters to your photos and then share them with friends.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: It’s how you let everyone know that your life is WAY more awesome than it actually is.
What it normally means: A generation of lazy, entitled young adults who have always been give a “participation ribbon” who now are struggling to make it in the real world.
What it means when you’re a twentysomething: It’s you and your friends. It’s not always easy, but you’re a survivor for making it through your twenties — and face it, you’re kind of having a blast along the way.
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