People of Earth…
The term "MILF" is not funny.
Cut it out.
Freshman year of high school, my English teacher surveyed our class on popular slang.
Being totally uncool*, I wrote down what I assumed was popular slang at the time that is, slang used in the film Clueless.
When Mrs. Lee read my (thankfully anonymous) submissions to the class,
"…Betty, Barney, loser loady…"
I distinctly remember Michaela Gordon snarking: "Barney? Someone's been watching Clueless!"
She and her fellow non-AP-track brethren then burst into laughter.
*I considered adding "at the time," but that would be misleading
Clueless writer-director Amy Heckerling reportedly researched contemporary teenage slang for her screenplay.
In retrospect, her sources must have been messin' with her.
No teenager I knew spoke like the characters in Clueless.
To be fair, I didn't grow up in Beverly Hills, nor did I know very many teenagers.
Still, I cannot fathom* any teenager of my generation spewing semantic nonsense like "she's a full-on Monet."
*In retrospect, of course.
According to Wiktionary, the film American Pie popularized usage of the term "MILF."
[while looking at a picture of Stifler's mom]
MILF Guy #2: Dude, that chick's a MILF!
MILF Guy #1: What the hell is that?
MILF Guy #2: M-I-L-F: Mom I'd Like to Fuck!
MILF Guy #1: Yeah, dude! Yeah!
Thank you, John Cho.
Moralists often accuse the entertainment industry of setting a poor example for children, but it's an equally poor role model for adults.
Call it the "'bling bling' fallacy" culturally-malnourished individuals adopting what they assume is "hip" terminology from mass media and subsequently embarrassing themselves in conversation*.
Slang is organic. Speak what you know.
If your use of "MILF" predates the release of American Pie, so be it**.
Pretenders, however, need not apply.
*also known as "SportsCenter Syndrome"
**doesn't make it funny
Birthday wishes to Cardigan Buoy.
I'd send him a bottle of shitty wine, but Yellow Tail's a product of Australia. Readily available, I'm sure.