May 7: Salty
When I first saw today’s word, I was going to write another raving post about how much I love sweets. I was going to talk about how much of a sweet tooth I have over a salty one.
But nowadays salty has more meaning than it did when I was growing up. As a big fan of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ I’ve heard the term a lot and I kind of like the new meaning.
If you’re like me and a bit behind on what the kids are saying now (I’m twenty-three), then salty means:
The act of being upset, angry, or bitter as result of being made fun of or embarassed. Also a characteristic of a person who feels out of place or is feeling attacked
Being salty seems to be different to being upset or angry for a genuine reason. Its a term I’ve heard being used in the same tone as you’d use for a spoilt kid; in that kind of right, time to be quiet way that mothers push out of the side of their mouths when in a public place.
I have had my fair share of salty moments. Even though I’m technically an adult now (*shudders*) I still act like a toddler sometimes. If I’m tired, hungry or bored I will become triggered and act pretty salty.
However, nothing is a better antidote to being bratty then seeing someone else be bratty and having to deal with it! I had seeing people be bratty, or salty as we should say today.
You’d be surprised how many ‘adults’ still think that they’re in school and continue to act in the same way they did when they were teenagers. I have found that often the older you are, the ruder you act and the more entitled you feel to do so.
I used to work in fast food and customer service, so I have seen the absolute worse of people and I’m still kind of salty about it.
Am I using that word right now? I feel like a tragic auntie who just wants to be down with the kids and keep young.
Anyway, I think that’s almost it for today. We’ve had a lesson in modern slang and semantics, all the while learning that I can hold a grudge and that I’m a bit of a hypocrite!
But before I go, I need to say that we should all try to be a little less salty with the people around us. And we should also work to try and prevent those around us from feeling salty in the first place.
There is nothing worse than feeling embarrassed or isolated when in a social gathering. We should all try to be that person that makes everyone feel included whenever we can.
I still don’t think I can get away with saying salty. It sounds ridiculous in my accent, trust me!
I hope your day is going well.