I got the idea for this image from Cortni. She's my most favoritest young adult in the whole world! "SERiousLY!" Her most favoritest word in the english language is Seriously. The word its self is remarkably versatile. It can be used to ask a question. It can be used to make a statement. it can be used in conjunction with a facial expression and/or body language. It's very much like foreign words with multiple meanings. It can have countless interpretations given tone, pitch and decibel of transmission.
It is most frequently used in our house to impart exasperation. Often the word echos in our kitchen fallowing sound explanations for topics such as bedtimes or arguments made for eating all your vegetables. I'm most frequently met with this popular catch phrase when I ask question that denote obvious generational gaps.
I created this image with the intent to show the correlation between teens/young adults, their smart phones and the advent of social media.
I feel it has been in part through such medias that the youth today have lost the ability to communicate effectively with their peers. The cell phone has become a necessity and pop culture has substituted basic conversational skills for online forums and social networks. Ask your teen to express their view on a topic their interested in or for that matter ask them what happened on Survivor last night and I bet they struggle to form a complete sentence. Read that same teens blog or latest post on facebook or twitter and I bet you find a creative, sensitive, intriguing individual.