First of all, happy belated new year!
Now, on to today’s post.
I hate hashtags. I use them on Instagram because, well, that’s what all the cool kids do … but on the whole, I loathe them — especially made-up ones that are twenty words long and clogging up my newsfeed on Facebook.
I have often equated them to that line in Mean Girls when Rachel McAdams’ character (Regina George) says to Lacey Chabert’s character (Gretchen Wieners): “Stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen. It’s not going to happen.”
In all the social spaces these days, people are inventing hashtags, seemingly in the hope their clever words (i.e., their “fetch”) will get picked up. Some are downright stupid and long and irritating … and some make perfect sense.