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To think it's tip,not hack

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ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Sun 05-Mar-17 19:43:59

Just that really. Shopping hacks,life hack,cookery hacks. Enough already.

MoreThanUs Sun 05-Mar-17 19:44:59

Totally agree. Not enough to start a thread on it - but pleased someone else feels the same!

10Betty10 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:45:37

I couldn't agree more!!!! I blame Pinterest.

ToastDemon Sun 05-Mar-17 19:46:20

Yes. Where did this "hack" shite spring from? If it's from hacking as in computers then they are misapplying it.

YellowDinosaur Sun 05-Mar-17 19:46:25


LucklessMonster Sun 05-Mar-17 19:46:45

YANBU. Irritating phrase.

missyB1 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:46:55

Totally agree, it's been winding me up every time I see that thread!

CaraAspen Sun 05-Mar-17 19:47:46

Enough already

Irony much?!

ArriettyClock1 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:51:43


'Life hacks' - grrr. Fuck off.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Sun 05-Mar-17 19:53:52

Cara grin

PlymouthMaid1 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:54:17

Yes v v annoying.

ILikeSalmon Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:01

Very American and internetty
The words "Life Hacks" really pisses me off.

BankWadger Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:17


ChuckDaffodils Sun 05-Mar-17 20:04:26

I got short shrift when I complained about it last year.

charliewolf Sun 05-Mar-17 20:56:13

And why is everybody suddenly calling macaroni cheese, mac and cheese?

Bananasandchocolatecustard Sun 05-Mar-17 20:58:27

I agree, it's a tip, not a hack. Mac and cheese is American.

MoonlightandMusic Sun 05-Mar-17 21:05:20

YANBU and MNHQ quoting that well known font of inaccuracy Wikipedia doesn't put them on a strong footing for that interpretation. I'm sure, however, someone will be along shortly to talk about how language evolves. Which it does, but sometimes not in the right direction. [sigh]

On the plus side though, Oxford agrees with you! grin

Bumply Sun 05-Mar-17 21:08:54

Reminds me of getting a memo from a US department of my company where they talked about a hackathon competition which was presumably meant in a positive light, but in the U.K. Means skullduggery if not criminal intent and sent shivers down our backs

blackteasplease Sun 05-Mar-17 22:01:46

I hate it too.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Sun 05-Mar-17 22:04:09

It's also 'addictive' not 'addicting'. I really hate all this 'totally addicting cake recipe' type shite.

Crunchyside Sun 05-Mar-17 22:07:30

Bumply I work for an American company and they hold hackathons in all their locations around the world... I think it's considered an okay term for people in the tech industry as its quite a common event these days, not just with American companies but startups, tech companies, corporations etc.

AYankinSpanx Sun 05-Mar-17 22:07:39

Hack doesn't irk me too much, to be honest.

'Adulting' however, has been snatched up by all the people who also say 'nom' as far as as I can tell. They probably say lol as well.

All somewhat irritating.

Niminy Sun 05-Mar-17 22:07:46

Yes to all.

Also relatable, which ought to be punishable by death angry

Schwifty Sun 05-Mar-17 22:09:18

totes agree!

It hacks me off, chortle.

Originalfoogirl Sun 05-Mar-17 22:09:57

Yes. And yes to all of these.

I will add "skill set". It's just skills. 😡

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