Claim: A frustrated
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2014]
This is circulating on something called YoungCons.com and just sounds like something they WISH were true. But it's possible, the world is full of people who think this way.
of our shit." Attached was an image of a list of slang terms common among teenagers and Internet users that the manager had purportedly banned his employees from using in the restaurant, such as "bae," "on fleek," the qualifier "about a week ago" (from a Bobby Shmurda song), and even "Ebola." (Example provided: "Stop accusing people of having Ebola.")
The image was heavily upvoted by fellow Reddit users, many of whom did not understand or recognize a number of the slang terms listed. Discussion ensued regarding the terms used and one Reddit user provided a helpful explanation of each term, using colloquialism tracker Urban Dictionary.
The slang ban sign purportedly penned by
Whether or not some restaurant manager or English teacher somewhere actually printed and posted a roster of banned slang terms isn't clear, but the list (while topical in November 2014) wasn't written by a Chick-fil-A manager named Eric. The original author hasn't yet been identified, but the list was likely created as an
Last updated: 12 November 2014