Sorry teens, “Netflix and chill” is now officially part of the mainstream vocabulary. The phrase was secretly used for almost a decade as a way to say “hooking up” without alarming parents or other adults. But now the secret is out. Even Netflix is starting to use the viral sex catchphrase in their advertising.
And when the daytime TV talk shows start talking about something, then you really know the secret is out. Cases in point, Ellen recently explained the meaning of “Netflix and chill” to her viewers and Beyonce is bragging about it in interviews.
— DAVID VASQUEZ™ (@TheRealDav1D) October 26, 2015
It’s too bad. For years you used to be able to follow the hashtag #netflixandchill on various social media sites like Vine, Twitter and Instagram for entertainment. Posts saying things like “We used to be in love, not we just #NetflixAndChill” were fairly common. But now, sadly most of the people using the hashtag are spammers or marketers.
We just hope that all of the teens that are planning to “Netflix and chill” realize that they are only one letter away from “Netflix and child” if they don’t take proper precautions.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.