Nobody likes a snob, but everyone has one inside of them, like an insufferable version of the little alien living in the old guy's face from Men In Black. We all secretly feel superior to our peers in some sense. Maybe it's the music we listen to, or the food we eat, or the fact that it's 2016 and we still don't know what YOLO means.
The problem is that many of the "superior" opinions you (or your annoying friend) might hold turn out to be hilariously wrong when you look at the data. For instance ...
"Texting Is Ruining The English Language!"
The English language had a good run, but it's done. Young people are killing it -- or perhaps we should say "young ppl r [knife emoji] it, lol." Sure, it's fine to use shorthand in a text message when you're in a hurry (or too horny to be coherent), but youngsters these days do it so often that this inferior vocabulary is infecting our everyday speech. Soon, we'll forget how words were spelled in the first place, and all books will look like Prince CD booklets.
How bad is it? Even the Oxford Dictionary has started incorporating these made-up "words" in a pathetic attempt to keep up with our crumbling tongue.
Of course he's sick. He just ate a shitload of Chinese food.
Why It's Bullshit:
Texting doesn't ruin children's grasp of the written language; it actually improves it. According to a study at Coventry University, school students who use "textisms" (shortening words, pissing all over the rules of grammar, etc.) tend to be better at spelling and grammar later on. This is because they're literally playing around with language instead of simply memorizing a bunch of confusing rules so they can pass a test. This gives kids a chance to practice alternative ways of linking sounds and letters, which is way more effective than doing a million boring grammar exercises.
"WRONG! That's it! Come up here and send 20 texts about Taylor Swift's new haircut to your BFF!"