By Kayla McCaine
From YOLO to apocalypse predictions, 2012 was filled with many trends that should not be carried on into 2013.
1. YOLO was probably the most overused fad of 2012. YOLO originated from the song “The Motto,” by rapper Drake. YOLO is an acronym for “You Only Live Once”. After the song became popular, YOLO was everywhere, shirts, wallets, earrings, and yes, even tattoos. YOLO has given our generation an excuse to fail in school, engage in illegal activities, and many more negative things.
2. Crocs have been around for a while, but we should make 2013 the year that they are all destroyed. The list of why Crocs are wrong is never-ending. “You’re not an old lady gardening or a baby on the beach.” this quote from Fired Up perfectly describes why you should not be wearing Crocs. Also, they are just plain ugly.
3. “Unique” Baby Names Some might argue that Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s baby, Blue Ivy, has an odd name, but it is fairly normal compared to Hashtag Jameson. The Kenyan twins named Mitt and Barack, who were born on Election Day, also cannot go without mention. Since “unique” names have reached their peak this year, maybe people will reach for more classic names in 2013.
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, the most talked about book of the year. Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel about BDSM. Fifty Shades of Grey was everywhere in 2012, and I mean everywhere. On the bus, in restaurants, and even at schools. It’s not bad to read this novel, but to read it in public, that’s a different story.