Examples of quits
Examples of quits
Where does quits come from?
As with very many English words, the verb quit goes back to Latin via French. The root, here, is quietus, meaning “free” of such encumbrances as debt or conflict. Quiet and quite are related.
Quit is recorded in the early 1200s when it variously meant “to pay” a fee, penalty, or debt. By the 1400s, quit, for “leave” or “abandon,” was well-established. Quitting a job is found by the 1600s, and the verb remains widely used in that context today.
Me: I want to live a healthier and stress free life.
Therapist: Quit Twitter
Me on Twitter: I want to live a healthier and stress free life.
— Karthik §hankar (@kookykarthik) December 6, 2018
People also call it quits when they agree to end a dispute or a contest (or perhaps an unhealthy relationship) on equal terms. (By the 1660s, the term quits was used as an adjective meaning “on equal footing,” or “even.”) More commonly these days, the term “to call it quits” is used when someone decides to abandon an effort or venture.
— webmaja.com (@ComWebmaja) February 12, 2019
Who uses quits?
The word quit is fraught with drama. Whether you’re quitting a job or a new exercise routine, it’s usually due to struggle—as evidenced in the 2000s gaming expression, to “rage quit,” used to describe when a gamer abruptly stops playing in a fit of emotional frustration.
Young children may issue a pouting I quit if they are fed up with losing in some game or play.
i quit with video games
— *awuu* (@ZQNEWQLF) February 16, 2019
In American culture, quitting a job, partner, or venture can sometimes be viewed negatively, equating the quitter with failure.
I don’t celebrate quitters. People quit things everyday in America. 16 year old Chelsea in Cleveland will quit her job at McDonalds today. You know what her boss is gonna do? Replace her with someone better https://t.co/SYcrIepUvw
— Rich Sandera ✈️ (@richsandera) February 13, 2019
However, quitting often describes freeing oneself from toxic situations—perhaps as when an employee quits work with stormy, sweary flair.
I quit my job today, and WOW. I feel BRAND THE FUCK NEW. Cheers to new beginnings!! 🎉🎊🥂
— Wes Butcher (@wes_xcx) February 2, 2019
Can I quit life and move to Italy
— tori (@ToriAOfficial) February 10, 2019
Think, too, of a bad relationship which has gone on for far too long before both parties decide to call it quits, liberating themselves from the incessant bickering.
My mother rejected my father for seven years before finally saying yes to marrying him.
Y’all get curved once and call it quits smh where’s the persistence?
— Kip Ye’ 🇰🇪 (@Yego301) December 26, 2018