'Vine' Is The Latin Of Our Generation, Don't Argue With Me

To Anyone Who Didn't Know, 'Vine' Is The Latin Of Our Generation, Don't Argue With Me

To the lovers and haters of both Vine, languages, and history.

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Latin is the root and holy basis for Western language.

Almost every word has a Latin root, prefix, suffix, or connotation. Latin was a big deal for Ancient Rome. It was the language they spoke all day every day. But now? Latin is a dead language.

I don't know who canceled Latin, but for Latin to have such an influence on all the other Western Languages? Legendary.

Latin was like that one really trendy, popular person in high school who everyone copied their style and sort of put their own twist on it, but then they graduated and Latin-person was never really seen again. The influence of their style still shows prominent as the traditions and trends trickled through the high school, but Latin-person never really, truly came back.

My point is that Latin is a dead language.

Nevertheless, it still is the root of all western and Romance languages. For example, if a word has the letters "Mal" in it, one could assume the word in a whole is negative. Malpractice, abnormality, Malfunction, and even the Spanish word "Mal" translates to "bad." Latin gives us a pretty good guess at what a word could mean.

That is, if you KNOW latin, or at least a few of the roots.

And that is why adults are so frustrated with their kids making random vine references that only they and their age group can understand.

OK, yes, this took a complete 180 and flipped upside down, but stay with it.

Vine was a reigning superpower of positivity and iconic content for five strong years until it came to its abrupt demise for somewhat… unclear reasons.

Vine is the equivalent of Latin to the Roman Empire.

Change my mind. Meanwhile, I will continue to press my point.

Vine was occupied and dominated enough with millions of users during its prime that its own, as well as global culture and language, became an ever-changing and evolving living thing. Internationally, users were able to contribute their own culture, skits, jokes, and scenes in the form of a six-second clip, allowing the observers of Vine to not only create their own content but to enjoy hundreds of other uploads a day.

Several vines became famous and became a symbol, so to speak, of that particular energy or mood.

Others achieved the same fame, yet, made no sense whatsoever. An intriguing enigma of millennial and Generation Z lingo.

An interesting argument posed is this: the modern public may have enjoyed Vines more than the Romans fancied their Latin. (I cannot accurately vouch for the integrity of this statement for I do not have any contacts who lived in Ancient Rome that can give a primary account of how much on a scale of 1-10 that they did indeed, love their language).

To respond to questions, react to an event, or even to muse to one's self, Vines became memorized and even recited to others, much like myths and legends of the Roman gods and tales of battle. The passing down of epics, fables, and stories, yet another similarity to the very roots of Latin.

It unintentionally became parallel to a secret code.

For responding to a field of geese honking may entail from the appropriate viewer: "look at all those chickens," when, in fact, the entirety of the present party is aware that chickens are the incorrect variation of the avian taxonomy. Another example includes hollering the newly dubbed interjection "yeet," when throwing an object, particularly a container emptied of its contents into a bustling crowd of oblivious citizens.

Only two of the millions of examples, those who have seen and understood the vine references just may know exactly what vines I was talking about. However, for those who did not have an instinctive recognition and replay of the six-second clips in their minds:

You are the equivalent of those who do not know Latin and are trying to pick apart a word to try and figure out what it means, knowing absolutely no root words at all.

However, both the light and dark side of this issue is that Vine is dead, and only its spirit lives on.

However, it is the people's choice that Vine lives on. Although almost all precious content was lost in the "siege," a few holy protectors managed to salvage and compile the internet's most cherished segments into hours worth of treasure on YouTube.

Even though Latin is dead, it still lives on through its translators and influences it has had on the Western World. The people choose to preserve it and teach it in schools, fully aware that even with a Hail Mary, Latin will not make its big comeback. The people who speak Latin now never got the chance to live in the world where it was as known and spoken as well as any language today, and that is what the younger generation arising is experiencing.

Through the compilations, young adolescents who did not even have a phone when the app still existed are just as fluent in Vines as the people who had had their very own accounts. The content was so spectacularly simple and universally relatable that no matter what the time period, anyone could enjoy them.

One must be in the mindset to enjoy the nonsense that makes Vines so special. Latin, in contrast, takes years to master, appreciate, and understand.

In this day and age, where people universally speak Vine and Latin is an intellectual's playground, what will remain in these generations' minds?

Not that it can't be both, but definitely a nonexistent brawl to contemplate. If Vine were still with us (in body as well as spirit) that would have been a fantastic skit for a six-second video.

In a world where it is yeet or be yeeted, Latin and Vine must not fall to their knees in a world that seeks to both destroy and preserve them.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    How I Really Feel About Social Media

    We have a love-hate relationship.

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    We live in a world where everything is right at our fingertips, including other people's lives. Social media has made everything accessible; you can share everything and anything, instantly.

    With how easy it is to share — and see — everything, it can be easy to forget that you're only seeing what others want you to see. Social media has created a world where people suffer from "fear of missing out," or FOMO, and it can get overwhelming. I often find myself wishing I was somewhere else or that I had something, just because I see it on my screen.

    That's why it's so important to remember that social media is exactly that: media.

    It's entertainment. Everything on social media is curated. It's often not the reality of someone's life — it's the life they're presenting to the world. Of course, no one wants to share the negative aspects of their life, like how they look when they're sick or that they only have pickles and bread in their fridge. It's all staged.

    Don't get me wrong, I love it. I can keep in touch with others and share what's going on in my life quickly and easily. Plus, social media is fun! There's so much to love about it, but excessive use can be draining. I didn't realize how much of an impact social media had over my life until I watched an episode of Black Mirror. The season three episode, "Nosedive," made me reflect on my own social media habits, and I realized they had to change. While there are advantages to it, social media is best in small doses.

    I often take breaks from using social media apps. It gives me a chance to clear my head and remember that there's more to life than posting. Even though I am aware of the negative aspects of social media use, I still get caught up feeling overwhelmed. It's hard not to, so I step away for a while. Once I do, I feel refreshed. By stepping away, I get to reset my brain and enjoy each moment without worrying about sharing them.

    If you need a break, take one!

    There's nothing wrong with needing a little time away. Social media is a good way to stay connected, but it shouldn't feel like an obsession, and it shouldn't affect your mood. It's a love-hate relationship, for sure, but it's worth it.

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