20 Adults Trying Way Too Hard to Relate to Cool Teens

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Look, nobody wants to become old and out-of-touch. It just happens.

It’s best not to fight it. Otherwise,  you end up looking like these people.

The most confusing thing about this emoji 7-day forecast (besides the fact that it exists at all) is that Friday and Monday don’t feature emojis at all. If you’re going to go through with an idea this bold, you need to either do it all the way or not at all. (Preferably not at all.)

Want to guarantee that no cool teens show up for a church function ever again? Do this.

Bless their hearts. They tried so hard.

There is so much to unpack here. I’ll admit that I am kind of interested in seeing what an “on fleek” TV looks like, though.

What is it with adults and emojis? Aren’t they the ones who are always complaining about how kids these days are ruining language? While we’re talking about emojis being used incorrectly…  

This is clearly a pretty serious issue, but why should that mean we can’t use emojis to communicate the message? How else will the teens learn?!

An emoji and a dab? This one’s a real double whammy. This is probably the only example of adults referencing dabs in an attempt to be funny, right? Wrong.

Poster maker 1: Hey, what do kids like? Poster maker 2: Dabbing and hot dogs. Poster maker 1: I have a great idea.

Should someone tell the Boston Police Department that it’s not called “the dap”? Maybe, but it’s much more fun to just watch this all play out.

We’ve done it. We’ve reached peak dab failure. Let’s move on to Harambe. (I wish I was joking.)

A lot of effort went into making this sign. What a shame.

Dude, you passed your test! Let’s celebrate by going somewhere with flat-screen TVs that are on fleek so our squad can stay woke! [Insert appropriate emoji here.]

Inappropriate meme use? Check. Print-out of an Instagram post (username included)? Check. Yep. Just as I suspected. Folks, we’ve got ourselves yet another adult who’s desperate to fit in with the cool kids. Book ’em.

This has to be the same church that hosted the Netflix and Chastity night, right? There can’t possibly be more than one church that desperate.

Fidget spinners and dabbing? Wow. What a world. At least the federal government wasn’t involved with this mobile game, which is more than I can say for this next one…

Why yes, that is a CIA-branded fidget spinner. USA! USA! USA!

Oooooof. This one hurts.

I actually don’t really have a problem with this one. Does that mean I’m officially old? *Flips bottle, dabs* How about NOW?

Striminals! I get it! How very clever! I hate it!

Ah yes. This is probably the ultimate example of adults trying to relate to cool teens. In case you don’t recognize him, that’s Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman. I think we’re done here.