Sadly, my spell check still hasn’t got with the times. What’s even more intriguing is that the page cites the first known use of adult as a verb coming from 1978, though it didn’t really start to take over until it became popular on Twitter around a decade ago. People sure do love to have a lot of hot takes on the word (a 2017 piece in The Washington Post called it “sexist.” Not sure how you get there, but it’s fun to have opinions.)
For me, I just think it’s funny. Truly coming of age is tough, especially when the world is kind of on fire like it is right now. I think we’re entitled to express our grievances with this whole adulting enterprise if we feel like it.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy 10 memes that all us involuntary grown ups hate to love and love to hate.
10. No pain no gain
I be poppin’ ibuprofen day and night, son.
9. Fast times
I should talk to some food about this.
8. Opt in
Except nobody would choose it.
That’s nothing a little electrical tape can’t fix.
6. Learn from my mistakes
It’s all fun and games until you’re staring at that third row of seats.
5. That’s a stretch
Try doing it without using your hands, you’ll pray for death.
4. Butter not
I can’t believe it’s not the rest of the mashed potatoes!
3. Discs, man
The crazy thing is that this was the HIGH END, LUXURY option for music and it absolutely sucked.
This is true and it’s miraculous.
1. Get up and go
Go on without me, I’m a lost cause.
Whatever you think of the word “adulting,” and whether you use it or not, hopefully these memes brought a smile to your old, ancient face. Now come on, let’s reminisce about Gigapets.
What’s the weirdest thing about getting older in your opinion?
Tell us in the comments.