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        10-29-2009, 08:36 PM

    FML has become a popular acronym for “**** my life”. Today’s teenagers say this new phrase far too often. “I had a pop quiz today and I wasn’t prepared, FML.” “My boyfriend broke up with me, FML.” “I stubbed my toe, FML.” “My hair looked like **** today, FML.”

    Yes, all the above instances just positively stink. But teenagers need to be aware that there are people in their VERY OWN SCHOOL who live a life so much worse than their own.

    That pop quiz? You aced it and it brought you from a D to a C, congrats, you are now passing! Your ex-bf? You had some great times, so cherish them. However cliché this may sound, there ARE other fish in the sea. I guess he just wasn’t the one, whether or not you want to accept that fact. Your poor little toe? Nothing happened. You had a bruised toe for a week and then it healed. Heck, maybe it even fixed that odd deformity you shamefully hide. Your sh*** hair? A person is their toughest critic. But you know that somewhere, someone would kill for your hair. Admit it. You’re a teenager so you’re conceited and you know your hair is awesome.

    So next time you even THINK of saying “FML,” consider those who have studied but always failed, those who have never had a boyfriend, those who have/had an abusive boyfriend, those who have broken bones, those who are anemic, those who break bone after bone, those who can’t walk, those who have no hair. Consider these and think “Is my life that bad? Does it stink THAT much? Should I **** my life after I dropped my phone?”

    No. Be glad you had those moments, be glad you’re educated, be glad you have the toe to stub, be glad to have hair, be glad to have an iPhone. “Don’t get mad, get glad” is not just a popular slogan for trash bags. It’s a saying that should pertain to your life. Don’t think “S***, I just broke a toenail!” but rather think “**** I’m so glad to have my little toe, however the nuisance it may be.”

    Your life, your problems, they are NOT worth the phrase “**** my life,” but they might be worth a phrase more along the lines of “fudge cracker.”
    I'm going to submit that to my school newspaper because I am sick and tired of hearing "FML" every single day -passes out-

    PS - I'm sorry if parts are inappropriate, I tried to censor it as best as possible.
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        10-30-2009, 03:28 AM
    I like it.
    I've only hear FML a couple times and it's normally from whining little emo craptoids. Makes me violent in my head...things could be much worse.
        10-30-2009, 07:37 AM
    I have never heard of this before but I agree with your article it is very well written,
        10-30-2009, 09:17 AM
    I am in the same boat as bubblegum. I have never heard of that particular acronym but I agree with you.
        10-30-2009, 12:44 PM
    I hear it all the time, and not from teenages, but from young adults! It truly is pathetic, I mean really?!

    Thanks for that. I hope you do submit it to you school newspaper, it might open some eyes. And if you are a member of facebook I suggest adding there as well, since I'm pretty sure that FML originated from that site.
        10-30-2009, 01:02 PM
    Green Broke
    Very well put!!

    There is a website about this......

    FML: Your everyday life stories

    Some of them are funny though. But it really is annoying!
        10-30-2009, 05:01 PM
    I cringe everytime I hear someone say it or see it posted on Facebook. It's so over-dramatic and always used for the most insignificant complaints.
        10-30-2009, 05:29 PM
    For a school newspaper I'd think you'd have to edit out the swear words?

    Personally, I think the FML website can be really funny. I don't think anyone really thinks their life is hell because they failed a test (and even if they did, so what? It's hell to them and that's all that really matters. Someone is ALWAYS going to have it worse). It's more just the crappy things that happen to you and you can laugh about it. No one really thinks their life is miserable, it's just another little phrase to say instead of ****it or whatever.

    If they are actually saying "EFF EM EL!!" well then they deserve to be smacked in the eye. I can stand when people use internet speak in real's like saying el oh el instead of laughing...O_O
        10-30-2009, 06:47 PM
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
    it's like saying el oh el instead of laughing...O_O
    haha I hate when people say "lol", "jk", "omg", etc. in a face to face conversation. Online, I can understand, but when in person....*cringe*
        10-30-2009, 07:49 PM
    Well thanks guys =D

    Ya, I wouldn't have found the site if it wasnt for my friends posting it on Facebook. FML originated as a kind of slang for "oh **** I screwed up" but now its so oversued. I just want people to stop and THINK about what the words actually mean and how well off they have it (at my school [we're one of the two "rich" schools of the county])

    As for the profanity, I wrote it on paper EXACTLY as you see it (an * for the you) because I'm a nerd and then submitted it. Mrs Sostack (sp?) said they generally don't accept outside articles (how does one get on the newspaper then?) but she knows of the site and the overuse and she said she'd give it to the editor to read.

    And ya, Spastic Dove, the site can be funny but those moments of your life have passed and however embaressing they were, they're gone. No use in reveling in the past when your future is bright.

    fml my life

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