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To really hate the phrase "I can't even"

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Witchofzog Wed 20-May-20 21:26:08

You can't even what???? It's not a full sentence. It doesn't make sense. It looks/sounds ridiculous coming from anyone over the age of 16. And it makes me feel a bit stabby. Anyone else feel the same?

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Sparklesocks Wed 20-May-20 21:35:03

I think part of the joke is that they can’t even finish the sentence wink. That’s how much they can’t even.

Sparklingbrook Wed 20-May-20 21:40:59

Teenage girls on seeing any picture of Paul Mescal currently. grin

Thedogscollar Wed 20-May-20 22:00:58

No I agree it sounds very juvenile. On the other hand I have never really heard the phrase " it makes me feel a bit stabby" and throughout the past few weeks it sums up how I've felt about quite a few thingsgrin

GinDaddyRedux Wed 20-May-20 22:10:59

"It looks/sounds ridiculous coming from anyone over the age of 16. And it makes me feel a bit stabby"

Good to see irony isn't dead on this thread

helloPig Wed 20-May-20 22:21:34

stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen.

WelcomeToGreenvale Wed 20-May-20 22:42:46

As Grandpa Simpson once said, "I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you!"

Colom Wed 20-May-20 23:10:04

Haha haven't seen the Simpson's in years yet I remember that so clearly grin

theneighbourswindchime Wed 20-May-20 23:25:11

@hellopig ha ha ha!!!!

Candyfloss99 Wed 20-May-20 23:26:34

I'd rather have it than "it makes me feel stabby".

mapsie Wed 20-May-20 23:26:56

* stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen.*

Fetch has already happened & is now just a memory

purpleme12 Wed 20-May-20 23:27:50

I've never heard this before

But it makes me think about when people say 'kin hell'. Just say fucking hell!

mapsie Wed 20-May-20 23:28:24

@gindaddyredux 🤣🤣

Disquieted1 Wed 20-May-20 23:30:10

Like yeah, whatever.

Grandmi Wed 20-May-20 23:30:36

I must be really old ...I haven’t ever heard this expression!!

mapsie Wed 20-May-20 23:31:55

Tbh I don't mind it, not heard it for a few yrs though.

For those who don't know it

"*"I Can't Even"*is an Internet slang expression used to indicate that the speaker is in a state of speechlessness, either as a result of feeling overjoyed or exasperated, depending on the context in which it is said. Due to its incomplete sentence structure, the adverb "even" in the expression can be interpreted as a substitute verb for "manage." On Tumblr, the phrase is often used to caption reaction images in which the subject collapses in frustration or bewilderment."

Iooselipssinkships Wed 20-May-20 23:40:08

Stabby???? I can't even

DamnYankee Wed 20-May-20 23:56:59

It's silly.

Good to see irony isn't dead on this thread

Never. And reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite movies (GenX) Reality Bites.

"Wellll, I know it when I see it."

Witchofzog Thu 21-May-20 09:28:48

@looselipssinkships grin

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Witchofzog Thu 21-May-20 09:30:05

By the way feeling stabby has been a mumsnet phrase for years. Never seen it outside of here though.

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Iwalkinmyclothing Thu 21-May-20 09:31:34

What is this I can't even

MarieQueenofScots Thu 21-May-20 09:32:27

makes me feel a bit stabby

That’s equally as awful.....

dunnybum Thu 21-May-20 09:45:00

I remember someone on here used to describe areas to live as "stabby".

I can't even..

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