The ultimate in cool?

21st March 2013: Twitter celebrated its 7th birthday today. But while lots of people still don't use the social site, it would seem parts of it are creeping into everyday conversation.

Have you been having a conversation with someone when they've just come out with a "Oh that was so hashtag awkward" or some other such "hashtag"? If you've been left scratching your head, it's because you're not one of those people to start using the Twitter habit of putting a # hashtag in front of Every. Other. Word. 

This seems to be a habit that's becoming more and more common. A couple of years ago it was a trait limited to conversations between teenagers or desperately hip and cool 20-somethings. But now, now EVERYONE'S in on it. At least - everyone who wants to be seen as cool and "relevant". A little bit "crazy with a k", for example.

Take Ed Miliband for example. Yesterday in the House of Commons, he did a verbal hashtag, calling The Chancellor of the Exchequer a "hashtag downgraded chancellor". 

It's a bit like when, about five years ago, lots of people went through a phase of saying "dot com" at the end of everything. I used to have a boss who liked to be cool by saying "That is so awesome dot com!". Or, if he was tired, he'd say, "I'm really tired dot com". In fact, he used to do it in every other sentence. 

There are all sorts of little things people use in their speech to sound cool or a bit trendy - or a bit fun. Tell us the ones you've noticed! 

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