Trends You Hate

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  1. Ms. I

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    What trends do you hate...whether it's regarding fashion, slang words, etc.?

    No offense to anyone who does this, but I never liked those babydoll dresses or babydoll tops. They don't flatter anyone.

    Also, when people say, "My bad!" AND "I go, she/he goes, they go" when talking about what someone says. Just say I/she/he/they SAID!

    I can't think of anything else at the moment.
     
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    Euphemisms for disabilities and disabilities terming the disability as an "impairment."

    visually impaired
    visually challenged
    hearing impaired
    sightless
    non-sighted
    mobility impaired
    developmentally delayed
    cognitively impaired
    socially challenged
    intellectually challenged
    emotionally challenged
    special needs
    dual-sensory impaired
    ...etc.

    I would much prefer hearing:

    blind
    deaf
    paraplegic
    Down's Syndrome
    autistic/autism spectrum
    bipolar
    borderline
    deafblind
    ...etc.
     
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    hearing or reading "change it up" always makes me groan.
     
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    Skinny jeans :eek:

    I can't think of anything else at the moment. There are tons of things, my mind is just blank!
     
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    fashion: stupid shoes. I hate stupid shoes!

    jeans: Why can't I find a normal pair of jeans? Honsetly! I don't want skinny leg jeans which is the trend now. (throw back to the 80s..here we go!) I don't want granny pants which apparently if I'm not a teenager...I must need granny pants or skinny tappered leg pants.

    cell phones: cell phones in general really irritate me. I want to know what these people did 15 years ago?

    I don't really like trends. I just like what I like.
     
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    hah! I was ranting too much you beat me to it :)
     
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    Cell phones. I can live without talking to everyone every minute of the day--and night.
     
  9. Ms. I

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    I don't like them either, unless maybe I was super, super slim, otherwise, they make anyone's thighs look bigger. But if I was that skinny, I'd want more proportion. Bootleg is the most flattering.
     
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    Shaggy hair on the boys at school - I want to see their eyes!

    Tube tops - who decided these things would come back?!?!

    Low cut, hip hugging pants - I shouldn't see your pelvic bones in school.

    Exposed bra straps or other under items that can be seen.

    Does this all mean that I am officially old?
     
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    Oh yeah, who likes leggings? They're back in now.
     
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    I like leggings, under my skirts with boots.
     
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    I pretty much hate trends in general--not that I haven't bought into some myself because I genuinely liked them--and don't understand why so many people follow whatever the trend is no matter their personal opinion.

    A few years ago the "Andre the Giant" tops were really popular with only one strap of a tank and that really bothered me.

    And I hate those little cardigan sweaters and jean jackets that just come to beneath the chest. What's the point?

    Gladiator shoes? Yuck.

    Very young children having expensive cell phones. Great start. No.

    And of course, obsessive texting, pointless Twittering, and so forth.

    That's enough for now, but other posts may inspire me. :)
     
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    I hate that there is a freakin' disorder for every little thing...ugh
    ADD and ADHD are way over "diagnosed" and most of it I believe to be total BS

    I can't stand skinny jeans. I hate seeing guys in them...yuck!
     
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    :agreed:
    Everything has to be politically correct you know!!! You would hate to offend someone by saying it wrong!!! Yet...there are so many ways to say it that you never know which one you are supposed to use at what time around which kind of people! AHHHH!!! Very annoying and confusing! :eek: Let's just keep it simple people!
     
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    Words embroidered on the seat of a woman's pants.

    If your bottom says "Juicy" I'm going to take that as a medical condition I really don't want to know about.

    And if all you're trying to do is get me to look at your backside, I will make that decision on my own, thank you very much.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Uggs.
     
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    THANK YOU!!!!! I hate them!!!!

    I'm also not a fan of the whole "we must have a water bottle with us 24/7" trend.

    Yes, I know we need to stay hydrated. But I'm not sure that, as a civilization, we've suddenly weakened to the point where it needs to be an IV, constantly streaming fluids into our poor dehydrated bodies. I think most of us probably could wait a while until we got the next sip of water, and that, like other trends, this too shall pass.

    And Sarge, you articulated it perfectly. I'm also not a fan of words written across a woman's chest.
     
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    Ugg, they are TERRIBLE!!!
     
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    Ditto!!!!
     
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    I agree. One of my best friend's son has an iPhone. He is 6 and I swear I am telling the truth.

    Priceless! Thanks for making me laugh Sarge.



    That is a good one Alice. I allow water bottles in my class as long as they have the right kind of top. It was annoying at first because the kids messed with them and constantly were filling them but now things are normal and they don't distract.



    I don't like those sleeve things the girls wear. Kind of like arm warmers.

    I also don't like the look of skinny jeans. I don't think they are flattering on anyone. That said, I would wear them if they looked good on me.

    I also don't care for flat shoes and those rounded toes. I need heals.

    This isn't a trend but I don't like seeing grown men out jogging with short shorts and no shirt. I don't know why, but it sort of grosses me out even if they are good looking and well built. Leave something to the imagination for heaven's sake.
     
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    My daughter refused for over a year to try on skinny jeans. A friend finally convinced her and she looks fabulous in them (she obviously didn't inherit her body type from me). They definitely shouldn't been work by anyone past their teens, though.
     
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    Maybe like a bigger size skinny jeans with boots would work. That way they would fit snug and the bottom wouldn't be seen.

    I meant not flattering on adults. Should have clarified.

    Hey MrsC I got a new monitor and can finally see your son better. He reminds me of someone on tv but I can't think of who.
     
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    This is not encouraging to me! I am traveling to a colder climate later this year, and I have two really cute pairs of boots. I was going to get some skinny jeans to go under some of them, but now I'm wondering how wise that is...

    I'm not crazy about the whole bright color style that's big with my students. Also, it's taken this long for "jerking" to reach this area, and my students want to do it in class all the time. Argh!
     
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    Yes, and the phones that you can play games with, text, e-mail, surf the web, etc. Some people hole themselves up with those phones and never have any human contact. The worst is when I see someone at work with it. I want to smash it up in pieces and tell them to GET BACK TO WORK.
     
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    Miss Celia B.... I agree with you on the skinny jeans. I personally wear them. Well used to it's going to be tough to fit in them soon. But, I agree they work perfect for tucking into boots and I do it a lot in the fall and winter. I also use skinny jeans with heels and a flowy top on a night out. It can be flattering if you balance the skinny jean with a loose top.

    Anyways... a trend I dislike at the moment is the trend with the older students with the hightops that are untied and flopping everywhere on their feet. Beyond that I really appreciate the funkiness of fashion now and the risks people are willing to take.
     
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    I may be the only one but I don't like the mohawk on boys from teeny tiny to old!!!
     
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    I agree about the tube tops, and I'll add those slouchy, off-one-shoulder tops all the girls wear. Both are against our dress code, but we have a new Dean who handles that and she didn't come down hard on it in the beginning, so now it's too late.

    And, because I'm old and like my pants to come up to my waist, I'll add low-cut pants, for which the term "muffin top" was invented. For some people (myself included) it's more like a pan of over-risen bread dough...
     
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    Right, I mean I'm sure they're great quality, but too expensive for something that ugly.

    Oh, you're definitely not alone. I even started a thread on it in which most people didn't mind them BTW :confused::

    http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=92391&highlight=mohawks
     
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    little girl hip huggers...I am tired of seeing butt cracks of 6 year olds
     
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    I am tired of seeing it on anyone!!! Especially grownups! ICK I have had many a mom who bent down to pick something up or to help their child, and I see way more then I ever wanted to.:eek:
     
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    Reading this thread makes me so glad I get to miss out on most of these trends!
     
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    Haha, very funny, blindteacher.

    Aside from clothing issues, I hate the 'sexification' of everything in this world. Can you even buy a Halloween costume that isn't meant to be sexy? There are no nurses costumes for sale, just sexy nurse costumes. You'd think that the only kinds of witches are sexy witches. Ridiculous.

    Dancing by high-schoolers is more like porn than dancing. That is horrible to see. My sister chaperoned a dance at her school and wanted to run out the door.
     
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    Many dance teams that perform at high school athletic events look like they should have a pole. I think its revolting when 15 year old girls get up in front of a crowd and bend over and shake their asses. And don't get me started on the uniforms many of them wear, too. ICK
     
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    I am so with you on that, kinderkids. And everybody looks and just accepts that this is now mainstream. Mind-boggling. No wonder these kids are confused.
     
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    Oh, I agree too! I remember long ago, I worked at a nearby convention center & 1 Sat was a cheerleading competition. You should have seen all these pretentious pre-teens looking as young as 10 or 11 & their moms prancing around like cheerleading's the ONLY important thing in the world w/ their short outfits, the little temper tantrums regarding making sure their hair & makeup looked just perfect, & those little diva attitudes of theirs & the mothers weren't any better! :mad:
     
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    I thought you WERE talking about the moms!
     
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    Well, there are variations on skinny jeans. I have several pair that look great. They are Calvin Klein with a mid low rise (meaning slightly below belly button) and "slim cut" legs. The silhouette is basically a streamlined boot cut and really bears no resemblance to the horrors sold places like AE or Hollister. I do agree that they work best on certain body types. I am flat on top, so having a slimmer silhouette on the bottom doesn't make me look odd.

    I also hate cell phones. I have an iphone, but I use for almost everything EXCEPT calling people. :lol:
     
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    I think some women look great in skinny jeans. But, as with most things, the fact that it's made in your size doesn't mean you should buy it; too many people forget to look in the mirror after trying on those skinny jeans.
     

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