Words and expressions that grind your gears

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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:52 pm

The phrases "cancelled" and "cancel culture" - these trivialise a genuine concern regarding overzealous no-platforming.
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:10 pm

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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm

"cis"

You don't need a new word to needlessly state that you are normal.
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:26 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm
"cis"

You don't need a new word to needlessly state that you are normal.
It depends on perspective.
My daughter is on the Autism Spectrum (she was originally diagnosed with Aspergers but that term is not used now).
She refers to normal people as Neurotypical.
But yes Cis is annoying
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:04 am

Good point.
Add "neurotypical" and any other euphemism for 'normal' to the list.
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Mark James » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:10 am

Straight to describe someone's sexuality. Why can't we just say normal?

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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:52 am

Mark James wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:10 am
Straight to describe someone's sexuality. Why can't we just say normal?
Normal or straight sounds better nowadays than saying you are attracted to the opposite sex.
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:13 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:52 am
Mark James wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:10 am
Straight to describe someone's sexuality. Why can't we just say normal?
Normal or straight sounds better nowadays than saying you are attracted to the opposite sex.
Normal and straight imply abnormal and bent so don't seem appropriate. Normal is also uselessly vague and could be referring to anything.

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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Noel Mc » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:56 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm
"cis"

You don't need a new word to needlessly state that you are normal.
I realise it's your whole shtick and you want reactions from people, but you really are a jackass at times aren't you?

The Cisalpine region (first used some time in the 16th Century) is used to describe the southern side of the Alps. Cis meaning something like 'this side' (of Rome) (coming from a Latin term).

Maybe you view the 16th Century as new, I don't know, but there we go. Some of your views seem pretty medieval to me, so maybe the 16th Century is new.

The term cisgender was first used in the early 90s. Maybe that is new? I dunno though.

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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:39 am

Noel Mc wrote:
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you really are a jackass at times
Eoin Jackass, perhaps? :mrgreen:

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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:30 pm

Putting super in front of everything.
Its super windy, It's super hot, I'm super nervous.
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:28 pm

Using cash to mean money generally. Cash is specifically the coins and notes, not e.g. the money sitting in your bank account. It's basically the whole reason the word exists. But for some reason people have started using it to distinguish between money and non-money assets. You have things like cash ISAs, which aren't cash. A cash ISA would be a frozen box under your bed filled with readies.
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Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:44 am

Susie saying "it's in the dictionary, so yes". she seems to be saying it a lot lately!
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