I found myself saying the other evening, while sipping wine over a pile of dirty dishes, “Just chillax”. That made me feel a whole lot better. Or maybe it was the wine. Certainly not the dishes. My friend Lally informed me that her husband doesn’t often ask her to stop saying things, but he did request her to stop saying “chillax”, after it made it’s way into her daily vernacular. Like, “Honey just chillax and take the children to the beach.” I guess that could irk someone. Especially if they were not chillaxed at the time. Me and chillax, however, are still going strong. Friend: “How are you?” Me: “Good, just chillaxing”. Maybe I talk too much crap for my partner, or friends to have noticed this beautifully bad word sauntering out of my mouth.
Parents, if in doubt, chillax.
Verb: chillax (chi’laks)