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Old 06-03-2020, 10:07 AM   #151
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"you do you"
Not only does this just bug me as ungrammatical shorthand, in online forum conversations (have seen this elsewhere more than on mobileread) it's often used by a person who thinks they are smarter than the person they are talking to. It's become shorthand for "yeah, you're an idiot, so do whatever the heck you want."
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:05 AM   #152
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:06 PM   #154
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:22 PM   #155
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:30 PM   #156
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"vegan leather" has a grandparent "White chocolade"
Either the stuff with cocoa in it, OR that hardened white goo. NOT both.

One of my peeves is (in germany) "quantum jump" (Quantensprung) when meaning a
"great leap" in science or whatever whilst it actually is f* SHORT IN DISTANCE. AAARGH.

OR when they say here "it runs" meaning "its going well" I so want to say: go and get some diapers then.

what I really hated was "differently abled" (is that still in use?) in English. Differently?
Unless you can prove that you develop psionic powers or tastebuds on your fingertips when I cut your legs off or poke your eyes out - spare me that euphemistic drivel.

OR current german "educationally distant" (bildungsfern) ... great; we took PC to such a mastership, that we can say "dumb" in a way dumb people don't understand.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:37 PM   #157
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"vegan leather" has a grandparent "White chocolade"
Either the stuff with cocoa in it, OR that hardened white goo. NOT both.

One of my peeves is (in germany) "quantum jump" (Quantensprung) when meaning a
"great leap" in science or whatever whilst it actually is f* SHORT IN DISTANCE. AAARGH.

OR when they say here "it runs" meaning "its going well" I so want to say: go and get some diapers then.

what I really hated was "differently abled" (is that still in use?) in English. Differently?
Unless you can prove that you develop psionic powers or tastebuds on your fingertips when I cut your legs off or poke your eyes out - spare me that euphemistic drivel.

OR current german "educationally distant" (bildungsfern) ... great; we took PC to such a mastership, that we can say "dumb" in a way dumb people don't understand.
The wording for handicapped/disabled/physically challenged/differently abled changes over time - whatever the next term is will probably be even more awkward!

I kinda like the "educationally distant" term- I'd like to apply that to some politicians but won't name names here in order to stay out of the politics and religion territory
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Old 07-30-2020, 01:30 PM   #158
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The wording for handicapped/disabled/physically challenged/differently abled changes over time - whatever the next term is will probably be even more awkward!
AFAIR the idea of "inventing" this new wordings which came long ago before the PolCorr-era roots in the wish to linguistically separate the homecoming war-damaged soldiers from 'common cripples' and thus de-stigmatising this subset of veterans.
As a result of this the authority (them politicos) always came up with a new one when the previous one became fully derogative/offensive.

So yes, I too think the next one will even be more moronic in °p [(read "degree of p.o.o.") read "percent of optimism"]
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:41 PM   #159
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AFAIR the idea of "inventing" this new wordings which came long ago before the PolCorr-era roots in the wish to linguistically separate the homecoming war-damaged soldiers from 'common cripples' and thus de-stigmatising this subset of veterans.
As a result of this the authority (them politicos) always came up with a new one when the previous one became fully derogative/offensive.

So yes, I too think the next one will even be more moronic in °p [(read "degree of p.o.o.") read "percent of optimism"]
That's the thing. They keep trying to come up with something that can't be turned into an insult. This bothers the people who like to insult.

Back on topic. "I'm just saying." That has got to be one of the cheesiest, smarmiest phrases ever.
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'learnings' rather than 'lessons'

It maybe local.

We have a judicial inquiry running with barristers (attorneys) interrogating doctors and officials. Whenever a doctor uses a term like 'learnings from Wuhan', the barristers wince along with me. It's the best daytime TV we have at the moment

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