"Oh, You are SO basic"
Excuse me while I put down my Pumpkin Spice Frappe to decide whether I give a fuck.
Thought about it. Don't give a damn.
BASIC, Am I meant to be offended? I feel sorry for you because I can see straight through you.
The Official definition of a BASIC BITCH
Someone who is unflinchingly upholding of the status quo and stereotypes of their gender without even realizing it. She engages in typical, unoriginal behaviors, modes of dress, speech, and likes. She is tragically/laughably unaware of her utter lack of specialness and intrigue. She believers herself to be unique, fly, amazing, and a complete catch, when really she is boring, painfully normal, and par. She believes her experiences to be crazy, wild, and different or somehow more special than everything that everybody else is doing, when really, almost everyone is doing or has done the exact same thing. She is typical and a dime a dozen. There are many subtypes of basicness, such as the basic ratchet, the basic sorority bitch, the basic groupie bitch, the basic I'm-so-Carrie-from-Sex-and-the-City bitch, etc, but ultimately, they all share the common thread of being expendable and unnoteworthy and, in some cases, having absolutely no redeeming qualities.
Oh, yawn, here it is, another way to judge woman and their lifestyle choices.
Like Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Oh God, you are so BASIC.
Lover of all things Snapchat and wearing the flower crown filter? Girl, you just scream BASIC.
You like breathing AIR? Girl, you are the most basic bitches of all the basic bitches. How DARE YOU, you basically basic, basic air breather.
You LIKE THINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE LIKE? Like food, watching TV and seeing your girlfriends for lunch and other BASIC THINGS like that? Let me just take a second to try to put you into a small stereotypical box by calling you a name, borne out of my desire to make myself feel better about myself by making it seem as if I am better than you.
So call me basic, I don't take it personally, because we as women cannot win. If we follow the crowd, we are basic, if we do something "different" we think we are Special Snowflakes and need to be taken down a peg or two. WE JUST CANNOT WIN.
It is such a LAZY insult as well. If you are going to call someone basic, here is a tip, next time, DON'T. Instead, say what you REALLY think. Go up to that person and look them in the eyes and say what you really mean, which is, I am BETTER THAN YOU, because that is BASICALLY what you are saying.
Don't you agree?