Recently, I offered the idea that the term Photobomb was invented so that kids could excuse themselves for being incompetent photographers. Take a photo with some doofus in the frame, then later claim that they'd been 'Photobombed" rather than accept that they were incompetent when they took that photo.
Well, here is another one that occurred to me today. The word Hack. Hack has become widely used to describe someone doing something intelligent. Life Hacks, Food Hacks, Everything Hacks. But I asked a young person today (yea only one, but still) what they thought the word hack meant, and they weren't really confident of their answer, but said that it is when someone comes up with a magic-like way to do something better. They didn't say it was 'when someone smart came up with a solution to an everyday problem' which is the correct description.
So, it caused me to think that the word Hack is meant to -over time- remove the word and concept of intelligent/smart and replace it with some nebulus hard to define construct that people no longer identify with the idea of Smart. The end result would be that if you eliminate the concept Intelligent/smart, then you also eliminate the concept of dumb/incompetent. This is because of the rule that nothing can exist without its opposite.
And if someone can be dumb and incompetent without the social stigma that would go along with that, then you can much more quickly transform a population of folks who would be motivated to improve their thinking skills into a population of dumbasses who don't even have a concept of the fact that they are dumbasses and as a result are much more easily controlled by the government.
No doubt the Democrat party and maybe the majority of the Republican party love this idea.
I don't believe the kids come up with these terms on their own. This stuff is pumped into them through active measure communists blanketing social media. It's how your hard core commie works.
Over and out.