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to think the phrase "down the with kids" is embarrassing to say?

(69 Posts)
lightupmynight Sat 14-Nov-15 12:42:45

I can't be the only person who thinks that?

catfordbetty Sat 14-Nov-15 12:44:42

Who might say this? In what context?

Sparkyduchess Sat 14-Nov-15 12:45:01

I've only ever heard it used in a self mocking way, can't imagine anyone using it with a straight face.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 14-Nov-15 12:45:51

Who has said it?

I've heard it said on the radio in a jokey, sarcastic way, as in 'they're not down with the kids.

lightupmynight Sat 14-Nov-15 12:46:20

I mean in a self mocking way.

Down with the da yoof is just as bad if not worse.

pinkyredrose Sat 14-Nov-15 12:47:14

YANBU. So cringy.

catfordbetty Sat 14-Nov-15 12:47:31

What would you prefer?

lightupmynight Sat 14-Nov-15 12:51:01

What would you prefer?

I just think its a stupid phrase and it gets said on here so much.

Especially when they use the word "da" and "init" ... I mean thats what teenagers used to say years ago. I really don't think anyone says that anymore.

catfordbetty Sat 14-Nov-15 12:52:52

What would you like them to say instead?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 14-Nov-15 12:54:01

Said on here? confused.

Is it, I've never noticed.

Sparkyduchess Sat 14-Nov-15 12:55:00

The fact that no one uses it seriously is precisely the point. Similarly 'da' and 'init'.

Enjolrass Sat 14-Nov-15 12:55:20

I said it!! Today on another thread!

That why OP started this, as a few used it as a joke.

So gutted hmm

iklboo Sat 14-Nov-15 12:55:48

It's supposed to be cringeworthy. It's making fun of someone trying so desperately hard to be on the same wavelength as young people they use words they think kids use and make an arse of themselves.

It's said in here as a pisstake.

lightupmynight Sat 14-Nov-15 12:55:57

I know its not said seriously.

Its just so unbelievably cringy to use.

Sparkyduchess Sat 14-Nov-15 12:56:35

Still classy, the OP had a pop at another poster on the snapchat thread, poster used the phrase in question as a response, OP is being slightly stirry although no idea to what end.

lightupmynight Sat 14-Nov-15 12:57:03

Not about you Enjoirass confused

You're not special enough for me to dedicate a thread to you unfortunately.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 14-Nov-15 12:59:16

Sparky oh I see, a shit stirring thread.

How fucking bad ass is OP. hmm.

Enjolrass Sat 14-Nov-15 12:59:38

Yabu definitely.... As I am that special! grin

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 14-Nov-15 12:59:46

*or is it badass?

Sorry dude. wink

lightupmynight Sat 14-Nov-15 13:00:12

If you search "down with the kids" you get 3,090 results on here.

Obviously they are not all said in that way but the majority are and I'm allowed to say that phrase is naff and makes me cringe.

Its my opinion and my opinion is not gospel - no one has to get their knickers in a twist about it.

chemenger Sat 14-Nov-15 13:01:03

The whole, entire point of the phrase is that it is cringeworthy, or am I missing something. It is a parody of what someone who is trying too hard to act in a youthful way might say (but would not because it is a well known phrase). How would you suggest this could be better expressed?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 14-Nov-15 13:02:13

Its my opinion and my opinion is not gospel - no one has to get their knickers in a twist about it.

You have, you started a thread because your knickers are all twisted up. grin

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sat 14-Nov-15 13:05:29

The whole, entire point of the phrase is that it is cringeworthy

^ This.

Spilose Sat 14-Nov-15 13:11:19

The there is someone on this thread who clearly is NOT down wit the kids...

pieceofpurplesky Sat 14-Nov-15 13:18:53

Perhaps the OP is too down with the kids to understand the sarcastic nature the words are used. How can a phrase that is supposed to be cringeworthy be objected to by being cringeworthy hmm

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