Millennials, It’s a Job. Not Wonderland

Social Commentary

Millennials, It’s a Job. Not Wonderland

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


once used the word “lit” to describe something in an article I was writing. Urban Dictionary defines the term as “when something is turned up or popping”. My editor called me and asked me to explain why I had used the word. Upon hearing its use, I was promptly asked to change it.

I had just taken the job and was advised not to question authority as I had in the past. So I faked an eager, understanding smile, went back to my desk, switched lit with “fired up”, and began writing this.