That's definitely not how that meme works. | 22 Words

Kids may not have the life experience that most adults do, but they have no problem calling out a phony when they see one.

And when adults or corporations bend over backward to appear "with it," the result is almost always a cringe-worthy mess.

If you need any examples...Reddit's got all the examples you could ask for.

Because anything Internet-related has to be delicious, right?

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I mean, I'm against this in principle, but the fact that they didn't even use a "#" in the name bothers me just as much!

You know what's better than fidget spinners?

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Scheduling a time to play with fidget spinners...with COPS! "Show us your cool tricks" I'd really rather not.

If you have to spice up Shakespeare, you should just stop what you're doing.

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You don't need kids to like it. Just assign it and fail them if they don't do the reading. Putting him in sunglasses doesn't help anyone.

It's a Tinder reference. Get it?

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Ugh. Don't be cool. Just say "This tea has no sugar." Don't make tea "cool."

How about I just drink it myself?

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I don't know who my fam is, but if you mean family...yeah, we don't share drinks. We each get our own.

It's understandable that something this goofy and pandering wouldn't just fail to attract new viewers.

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It seems like it's actively scaring away people who were going to see it. Don't dumb things down for the sake of being "cool." That's not "cool," and people can tell.

If a school administration is jumping on a meme, there's a decent chance they'll be a few years behind the times.

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This printed sign is a perfect example.

That's definitely not how that meme works.

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It's also not fun in any way. A trip to the dentist will NEVER be cool.

Are those my only two options?

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If I don't eat bacon, am I automatically a hater? Geez. That's a tough pill to swallow for vegetarians.

Regardless of what you think about the word "Bae," I think we can all agree on something.

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It becomes far, far worse when it's used by a big corporation.

This is from Saudi Arabia.

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I'm pretty sure marketing execs for large companies are overestimating the public's fascination with fidget spinners.

In case you were wondering if this was a "savage hoodie," they drop a hint.

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It is! Even though I have no idea what "savage" means in this context!

I have no idea what this book of cryptograms is, but I don't need to.

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Because I know that gifts based around social networking platforms are NOT cool.