Recently, there seems to be a worrying trend developing in the use of the word ‘meh’. Just the other day, one of my male friends used the word ‘meh’ in a WhatsApp group that includes 7 of my other male friends.
And although we have seen the word used by some of our followers in the posts which we publish on our Facebook page, Emergency Services Humour, we became so worried about the increasing frequency with which ‘meh’ appears to be used, that we contacted our colleagues at the Ministry of Morale who are, in part, responsible for coming up with new & obscure criminal offences.
I have also personally noticed, that even my nieces and nephews, none of whom are aged over 8-years old, do not use ‘meh’. So where has it actually come from, and why is it being used??
Our contact at the Ministry of Morale told us:
“we have for some time now been monitoring (using methods which we cannot discuss) the frequency with which the word ‘meh’ is being used, and have become increasingly more alarmed as more and more people have started to adopt it in adult conversations.
We never make decisions such as to come up with new censorship offences lightly, but we feel turning the usage of the word ‘meh’ into a criminal offence, is the only way of making sure that its unwanted spread is halted.
We have also asked our Censorship Team to look at the ridiculously annoying phrase ‘be like’ that also seems to be becoming increasingly more popular – especially on social media.”
Our informant at the Ministry of Morale told us that they have been speaking to various social media platforms about the possibility of having a ‘report’ feature that will make it easy for citizens to report the illegal usage of the word ‘meh’.
And whilst we have not had any feedback from our colleagues at the Ministry of Morale in relation to how their proposals have been received by the various social media platforms, they seem confident that their efforts of eradicating both ‘meh’ and ‘be like’ will be successful.
We will, of course, keep you updated in relation to how things progress, and you are each encouraged to report your friends and families usage of the word ‘meh’ and the phrase ‘be like’ via our contact us page.
All informants will be treated with anonymity, and will also get a sticker and a lollipop.
Written by one of the many admins of emergency services humour on Facebook, who is also a regular contributor to our popular fortnightly satirical emergency services related eMagazine ‘S__ts & Giggles‘.
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