Why You Need To Stop Saying “It’s A Thing.”


“It’s a thing.” Wait, what? “It’s a thing” is a thing that people won’t stop saying, and it’s wreaking havoc on the English language.

Do you even realize what you’re saying? Let’s go on this journey together. I feel that by doing so, we can all grow and stop sounding like illiterate cave people from the planet of “you sound like a fucking dumbass.” (Yes, this is a third grade comeback with a swearing sailor vibe. Whatever.)

Before you think I’m just yelling at you for failing at using English (don’t get me wrong though, I am) please know that I am just as guilty as the rest of you lazy assholes. I’m doing this out of love. And annoyance. And hope for the future.

We do that thing where we say a thing “is a thing,” BUT WHAT IS IT THAT WE ARE TRYING TO CONVEY? REALLY?

It’s a thing? Like, it’s a noun? A thing is a noun. So you’re saying something is a noun? Aren’t most things nouns? You’re literally just saying it falls under the grammatical category of “noun.” Look at you, Miss Nancy Drew. You solved the case that whatever it is, is a “thing” exists in the world. Bravo–nothing gets by you.

I’m not saying it’s the worst trend that circles today’s society. People have herpes, being chubby and pale isn’t popular (yet) and somehow “Honey Boo Boo” hasn’t been canceled. What I am saying, however, is that every time you say an object, trend, or whatever “is a thing,” you not only come across as a lazy airhead with no future, but you lower everyone else’s IQ. Worse yet, you run the risk of spreading this horrible habit to other people.

“It’s a thing” is a thing that needs to STOP being a thing. Ya dig?

I’m not asking you to change for me. I’m asking you to change for yourself. Hopefully we might all start sounding like we are receiving an education at college while we drink our weight in vodka crans and make horrible life choices.

Just a thing to think about.

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Rachel Varina

(yeahokaywhat) Aspiring to be the next Tina Fey, Rachel spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use "they're" vs. "there" on social media, she likes eating buffalo chicken dip, watching other people's Netflix, and wearing sweatpants way more than is socially acceptable.

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