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Love her or hate her, we have a lot of things to thank Oprah for – the freebie giveaway trend (you know it), crazy celebrity interviews aaaand Dr. Phil (cough). But there’s one more thing I really love Oprah for – she made straws cool.

You know how it is, whipping a straw out for the most inappropriate drink ever. You don’t want to be that weirdo, but maybe you’re like me and have no choice. With paralyzed hands, straws are the obvious answer to drinking on my own. But omg do I ever turn red whenever I have to use one in an inappropriate drink in public. Coffee, tea, wine, I’ll put a straw in it.