The fact that I end every sentence with ‘idk’ is a really good reflection of my self esteem
"A very specific way some young women express a sense of incompetence is by claiming ignorance, not about something specific, but in general, by uttering the words, “I don’t know.” The phrase “I don’t know” may be used as a means of filling space, changing the subject, weakening an otherwise clear statement, or contradicting a specific claim of knowledge. Some discourse theorists have claimed that “I don’t know”, used in these ways, serves a politeness or social leveling function. By liberally peppering speech with these non-conventional uses of the phrase, a speaker mitigates against the possibility that she might seem arrogant, and she can hedge statements of fact so as not to appear positional or argumentative." —The Fabric of Internalized Sexism, Journal of Integrated Social Sciences (2009)
mine is “i guess”
I have a close friends who puts “sorry” at the end of nearly every sentence
She also constantly tries to justify everything she’s doing in case somebody’s judging her, like she’ll be chilling with her baby and have the TV on and be like “it’s only for ten minutes, and anyway it’s a documentary” just out of nowhere, as if I’m going to look up from my 2 hour Tumblr spree and judge her for letting her baby see a television screen or something
the sheer number of passive aggressive text posts I could have written in the past week is astounding. just ugh ugh ugh over people.