Internet has blessed us with lots of things. Endless free porn for starters. What joy can equal that awesome streaming of the video you wanted to see for long? Also, as the cliché goes, it has made world a smaller place, given ample opportunities for assimilating knowledge, yada, yada(not that a good porn is not knowledge!). But the trade-off is, it has also created a new brand of monsters.
In fact, before going on to the monsters, let’s first go on to things whose progeny these monsters are. Social Networking sites. They have made world a smaller place. Barring the official boundary, e-mail is just so passe. It is a universe where you can like, unlike, poke, share, scratch(ok, made the last one up, but you never know!). But, really lets leave everything aside and talk about the monsters that these sites have created. They can be loosely clubbed into the following categories:
(Note: If any of the following is remotely close to you, stop thinking that I am bitching. You should rather consider what a sore loser you have been all your life. And how I had to tolerate you, when you were basking in those moment of your non-existent ‘coolness’. Feel bad for me.)
Category 1: English language mujhe dahej me mili hai: There is no absolutely no dearth of these kinds. You will find them everywhere giving it to grammar in its ass on Orkut scrapbooks, their friend’s walls, the ‘descriptive’ about me section on their profile page. What is most depressing and comical about them is that they think using the abbreviated forms of already very small words is ‘cool’. Yes, my dear reader, cool is the operative word here. It would be used with a lot of generosity. Everything done in this world is for being cool. There is an unwritten cool-book that these, um, for the lack of a better and a more civil word, may I humbly suggest – losers? share. So, the way loser 1 would write is not drastically from how a loser 2 would write. I will share some of their coolness quotient. Following is how they would like to substitute some of the words:
My – Mah/ma/moi. [ Barring, the word ma, the rest short forms themselves contain an extra word. My capricious mind often wonders, thinks and questions, whose fucking hole their mind was in when they were being taught english in Kindergarten(assuming they did attend one!)? ]
That/Thats – dazz
Laptop – lappy
Pen Drive – Pan D/ Pan Dee(excitement does it you baby? aint it?)
Life – Lyf
Times – tyms
Great – gr8
Want to – wanna
Friends – frenzzzzz
We – V
Sarcastically – circastically
I suggest be creative and make some of them on your own. The aforementioned is just a casual peek into their
rule book. It goes much deep, I can assure you this.
Category 2: Meri mummy kehti hai Main Reetik Rosan hun : There is nothing wrong with them. Just for a little thing that they look, (again, my dear reader, I would implore you to sink into my shoes and understand my predicament where civil and politically correct words elude me again, so I have to opt for its cruder cousin) – fucked up? Judging someone by their looks is so very stupid, I will be the first one to concede that. And it is not their looks or rather the lack of it I am even remotely concerned with it. What concerns me is what they think of themselves. And boy oh boy! That is no small thing to write, talk about and even imagine. These god-send narcissist who can only make
love with a mirror in front of them, have their albums splashed in not only colorful(read bizarre) and interesting set ups(read stupid and fucked up) that it is hard to ignore them. They will pose in the most weird and obscene manner. Their head making 15 degrees with the vertical, sometimes 30, showing ample male cleavage, desperately trying to hog onto any kind of monument in background, making sure that even when their fucked up handsome face is not visible, their oh so branded t-shirt is captured in full glory(Yes, I went to Hollister that day biatch!). Their album is a depressing celebration of their self obsessiveness.
Category 3: Main Ekta Kapoor ki sauteli behen hun: You don’t see such kinds on Facebook that much, but, Orkut unleashed a beast on us by putting a question in the personal section which read: What is your idea of a perfect date, or something diabetic. What is worse that some people take it really seriously and answer something like:
I like my first date to be beside the Parwati beach, a candle light dinner with 4.75 candles lit up with adivasis singing and dancing to the tunes of Jhingalala Hoo. I mean seriously, do then even believe such questions warrant a serious reply? God!
Category 4: Forward, forward: Do not open this mail. If you do, your ass will be kissed by the person you love (or even if you don’t. We are in the Ass kissing business, and cousin business is a boomin’) on the friday of 13th. You should also understand that your ass will be kissed only if you forward it to 21 people, or 42 or 63. Dont try being a smartass by deleting this message. Because, if you have reached this far, you are in all probability not a smart ass and you desperately want your ass to be kissed. So, please forward it to 21 people, otherwise I will keep hounding your inboxes/scraps with message like this, because I am not going to sit tight until I get my ass kissed. And yes, if you forward it to 42 people your ass will be smooched. Day? Oh, forget about it. The same. Friday the 13th.
Category 5: Oh! I am so cool and philosophical. If you are on Orkut and see the following kind of people on our friend’s list, be at least a mile away from them. These are the kinds who don’t understand the difference between upper case and lower case and are very philosophical just for the heck of it. Just to show everyone how pseudo they are.They are bhary dangerous. Their display name is usually something on the lines of following:
fUcKeD uP n@Me <insert philosophical mumbo jumbo>
Philosophical mumbo jumbo would usually include words like : Destiny, success, love, work, God, pain, life. Combine any of these with bad grammar and you can concoct something that is usually written on their profile. I can try something:
mOhAn Sh@rm@ / \ – LifE tReaTeD mE uNfAiRLy.
And sir, these are the same guys whose idea of english literature is *gulps* Chetan Bhagat’s novel. So there.
Category 6: Laughing is phunny. I laugh and therefore I live( or leave?) – God(or whoever that dude was) made ‘l’ and ‘o’. And these guys put an ‘o’ in two l’s and made lol. They will use lol for everything. DID you thought lol meant laughing out loud? That is so downright stupid. lol. Today I made mutter punner, lol. I flunked in Chemistry today, lol. I got 95 in Chemistry, lol. I love chemistry, lol. I hate chemistry, lol. Wow! you are dumb, lol. Wow! you are intelligent, lol. Wow we are both dumb and intelligent at the same time, lol. What? Your dad died? Feeling bad for you mate, lol.
Category 7: Diabetic Lovers – They are chweet. No, Cho Chweet. No, Choooo Chweet – Seriously were these people born in a chocolate factory? Why the fuck they are so sweet (read fucked up)? Their profile looks like a zoo with love sign running amuck. And their vocabulary is armored with weapons like: Awww. Chweet. Jaanu. Honey. Love. Loooooove. Loooooooooveeeeeee. Miss. Kiss. Baby. Babbyyyy. Darling.
Category 8: There is a GPS stuck in my arse – I mean like, what the fuck dude! Do I care whether you are in Delhi, Mumbai, NYC, Jhumritalaiya, or you were in your room and have moved to shit but that has given you an excuse to update your status:
AkHiL KumAr @newly renovated bathroom /LoVinG mAh Nu fLuSH\
I would love to hear your experience with people of these kind.