Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm Anti FML

A friend of mine and I were recently discussing a growing trend on Facebook and Twitter.

It's the use of FML.

For those of you who don't know about FML, you can learn more here.

So I have to say, "Really?"

Let me just make this point. If you are using a computer or a cell phone to update your Facebook or Twitter status to include FML, then you have no business even saying or using FML.

All the individuals, people, and situations that deserve to be able to say FML don't have access to these.

Are you really going to say FML in the face of others who are experiencing tragedy like families and businesses in Nashville with flooding or families and business near the Gulf with the major oil spill?

P.S. You're a college student which = privilege. We expect more of you. Get it together.


Spenser said...

I think that most people use the term FML in a tongue-in-cheek manner. It's meant to be the punchline to any tragically comic (or comically tragic) mini-episode in your life. I think that most people who say "FML" are being somewhat ironic, and that they aren't the slaves to self-pity that we need to address.

Nonetheless, I get the point. If you can read this, it means you're on a computer and that means that you're already in the top X% of fortunate people in the world. I just don't want to see a funny meme unfairly targeted.

Tommy Carrato said...

A couple of Pi Kapps over at Illinois started saying "t4ml" or "thankful for my life." It didn't catch on with the masses but we still like it.

Spenser said...

There's also MLIA (My life is average) and IMMD (It Made My Day).