Happy as long as I’m not Hangry!
⭕ Are you familiar with the word “Hangry“? According to the Urban Dictionary, “Hangry” occurs when a person is both hungry and angry at the same time. It happens when a person becomes so hungry that his lack of food causes him to become angry, frustrated or both.
⭕ It’s a mixture of two words hungry and angry invented to describe that feeling you get when you are out at a restaurant and have been waiting over an hour to get the meal that you have ordered. The word is in Urban Dictionary and first defined in 2003. It’s been added to Oxford Dictionaries in its quarterly update of list of new words in august 2015. So it appears to be used as humorous slang, and you should only use it as such.
⭕ Being hangry has a scientific explanation; our brain needs energy from calories for self-control. When we don’t receive the calories to exercise self-control, aggression comes more easily. Simple situations can become difficult when you’re hungry and your blood glucose levels drop. Blame your glucose-deprived brain for your rotten mood. If you’re hungry, you need food to feed the need, so it’s natural that you would feel anxious and irritable and preoccupied until you’ve met that need. Feeling “Hangry” is a signal from your brain! It can happen to anyone at any age!
⭕ We feel hunger and anger at the same time in many situations in life. Whenever we are hungry, we feel angry for not getting food. Low blood sugar levels can cause trembling, mood swings, irritability, headaches, and confusion and all sorts of fun.
You may experience being hangry:
- When you wake up and then remember you have absolutely zero food in the house.
- You realise that your local shop is out of the one thing that could fix your hunger.
- When a waitress tells you they’re out of the one thing you’ve been dreaming about all day.
- You get stuck in traffic and you are starving then you are hangry and nothing sounds good to eat so you hate everyone and everything.
- When you’re really hungry but then there’s a queue between you and your next meal. And that queue is full of the slowest, stupidest people on the planet.
- Where is the waiter? I’m starting to get hangry!
- David hadn’t eaten in three days and began to get hangry.
- You seem a little hangry today go eat something then lets talk.
- Bill: What is up with you? You are being so annoying.
Sara: Ugh. I didn’t eat breakfast and I am starving. I am really hangry.
- I’m so freaking hangry I could punch someone if I don’t get a grilled cheese sandwich immediately!!!
- Melissa was being mean to everyone because it was lunch time and she hadn’t had her meal yet. She was definitely hangry.
- Steve: Dude, I’m so hungry, we ordered that domino’s pizza an hour and a half ago.
Scott: Fuck that, I’m gonna punch them in the face, I’m hangry.
- Damn! Where is that steak I ordered? We’ve been waiting for an hour and a half here. The service here is terrible! I’m starving! I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel really hangry!
⭕ Slang words like “Hangry” fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, whatever you do, try not to fall into the trap of being hungry and angry at the same time. Eating a piece of fruit will tide you over to your next meal. You should never make important decisions when you are hungry or angry and especially when you are both. Luckily, hangry is not a condition without a cure; and the cure is pretty much common sense: Eat something, do not wait until you feel hungry! Have a snickers “You are not you when you are Hangry.”
At last, if you always feel hangry you should probably be wearing this T-shirt at all times.
How do you avoid becoming hangry during long stretches of time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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