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Re: Newspeak

Postby Detritus » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:52 pm

fennel wrote:
gargantua wrote:The simple reason people find the word re-purposed so annoying, even outside of this context, is that it is pretentious and trendy. Let me throw out another trendy phrase that's been beaten to death. At the end of the day...

Ooh, oooh, I know exactly what you're referencing!!

I'll take that on board.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby Ttusker » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:56 am

But...but...don't you all realize that these words and phrases make up a new paradigm? Seriously, I don't think there is any legitimate use for the word paradigm. If there is, there shouldn't be.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby O.J. » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:08 am

Chris Cornell wrote:Painted blue across my eyes
And tied the linen on
And I'm on my way
Looking for the paradigm
So I can pass it off
Is it on my side
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Re: Newspeak

Postby Marvell » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:10 am

You all need to take this off-line.

Otherwise I'm going to leverage my inchoate rage to go all impactfull on your asses.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby Detritus » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:23 am

Marvell wrote:You all need to take this off-line.

Otherwise I'm going to leverage my inchoate rage to go all impactfull on your asses.

Follow yer bliss, pal.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby rabble » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:26 am

Help I'm trapped in a Dilbert strip!
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Re: Newspeak

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:16 am

Sense of place.

I will unfriend anybody who uses this term.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:20 am

unfriend

I will remove anyone who uses this term from my social media contacts.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:25 am

Price point. What's wrong with just plain old price?
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Re: Newspeak

Postby snoqueen » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:29 am

Ick. I'm never writing anything here again. I'm sure I've used all those words at least once, and yes, they are pretentious and stupid and yes, it's because I get on a roll and don't stop to think.

Thanks for a needed kick in the butt.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:10 pm

Oh sure Sno, make this all about you. Just because you're the 6th best all-time foron doesn't mean we're renaming this place the Snorum.

And nobody says butt anymore. Newspeak is booty.


I'd put a smiley face here if I used them.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby Mean Scenester » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:29 pm

"Fail" is not a noun. And if sites like The Huffington Post want to be considered credible news outlets (or aggregators ... or whatever), they need to cut that shit out posthaste. Also, a little less emphasis on nipple slips and "sideboob" couldn't hurt, though I'm sure those generate more traffic than anything actually newsworthy.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby Marvell » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:01 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:Also, a little less emphasis on nipple slips and "sideboob" couldn't hurt


I have it on good authority that you just made Baby Jesus cry.
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Re: Newspeak

Postby gargantua » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:10 pm

Oh no you di-in't just go there!
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Re: Newspeak

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:53 pm

Ttusker wrote:Seriously, I don't think there is any legitimate use for the word paradigm. If there is, there shouldn't be.

For those times you don't want to say "twenty cents."
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