Want to start your day off with a good laugh? Take a look at the Urban Dictionary. Search any slang or colloquial term and the definitions are hilarious, but somewhat on point. This week, let’s talk about the ever so often used phrase, “at the end of the day”. During this season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, that phrase was used at any given chance, especially during the reunion show. Every other sentence that came out of Lil Scrappy’s mouth either started or ended with “at the end of the day”. People even had “at the end of the day” drinking games. Every time someone on the show said “at the end of the day”, you had to take a shot.

Here are a few definitions of the phrase courtesy of Urban Dictionary:

  • An irritating verbal crutch, indicating closure or synopsis, for morons who are incapable of finishing a sentence without incorporating at least one tired cliche.
  • A saying mostly used by people trying to prove points without having any other intelligent way of expressing it.

Now calling people morons, just because they use it, may just be a little harsh. Maybe they were never taught how to properly make a point, or how to conclude a sentence. Not only is this not-so-catchy phrase used verbally, but it’s also popular amongst people using Twitter as well.

Maybe if you would have studied at the end of your days, you wouldn’t feel guilt for possibly failing.

In one breath you’re talking about how blessed you are, but in another..hoes? But you’re not worried about these hoes, that you’ve dedicated a tweet to. At the end of the day, you may want to read this post.

Oh those sound like fighting words. But at the end of the day, stop the violence.

Adding that phrase doesn’t make you seem that much smarter. It just shows you have that little left to say. I’m not sure about everyone else, but at the end of the day, I just want a good night’s sleep.

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  • Pseudonym

    I don’t mind that one- I don’t use it, but I will say “The point is” or something like that to close out a debate that has derailed off topic just to clarify my stance and reasons so people don’t walk away with misconceptions.

    The saying I AM tired of:

    “I’m not gonna lie…”

    and the over and misuse of “ratchetness” to the point that people are starting to associate it with all things black as opposed to all things trifling. Not the same thing.

  • Mina

    At the end of the day has always been used in the South. I grew up with my grandparents saying this. White people say it too. It’s like Bless your heart. I don’t see how the saying is being over used in the examples you quoted.

    The way they phrased their sentences was wrong but not the saying. With the example about the girl not studying, she’s looking back on her actions/consequences. At the end of the day or once your day or the activity you’ve done is over, you look back on it and reflect. That’s how you use the phrase “At the end of the day”. To close your sentence or summarize something.

    “Jose is one good looking, college educated guy who could get any girl he wanted. But at the end of the day, he’s nothing more than a player.”

    “Andre said he’s auditioning for American Idol. But at the end of the day, he can’t even sing to save his own life.”

    “Jenny’s hair was frizzy, her make-up was ruined and her shirt was stained with ketchup. But at the end of the day, that really hot guy gave her his number. She’s so lucky!!”

    “I had a stomach ache, a tooth ache, and a knee ache, but at the end of the day, I had a great time at the fair.”

    “I’m blessed to the max, but at the end of the day, I can’t find the time to give these hoes or the emotion to give a f***.”

    “I wish him and his sad life the best. But at the end of the day, just don’t walk pass me on the street.”

    This article was mediocre and judgmental. There’s nothing wrong with the saying, just how it’s phrased. But at the end of the day, if you’re going to worry about other people’s sayings, at least educate them on how to say it properly.

  • If I had a dollar for every time someone used this phrase, I’d be a millionaire. I HAD to comment on this one because at the end of the day, I am so tired of people using this phrase. LOL