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Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 15:47
by Hugh Akston
The French need to come up with a pithy yet evocative phrase for when you know the perfect pop culture reference to respond to a situation, but no gif exists.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 16:19
by Eric the .5b
"Ze laziness."

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 19:32
by Warren
Eric the .5b wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 16:19 "Ze laziness."
That's German.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 22:01
by Jennifer
Warren wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 19:32
Eric the .5b wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 16:19 "Ze laziness."
That's German.
No, German is zie laziness.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 23:53
by Pham Nuwen
Hugh Akston wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 15:47 The French need to come up with a pithy yet evocative phrase for when you know the perfect pop culture reference to respond to a situation, but no gif exists.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/local.theo ... 864809/amp

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 15:12
by Hugh Akston
Pham Nuwen wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 23:53
Hugh Akston wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 15:47 The French need to come up with a pithy yet evocative phrase for when you know the perfect pop culture reference to respond to a situation, but no gif exists.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/local.theo ... 864809/amp
Image

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 15:21
by Eric the .5b
By laziness, I meant not taking the time to pirate necessary media and create an appropriate gif. :)

Really, can we hate such gifs here? They're just animated macros.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 15:23
by Hugh Akston
Is there a word for a problem that goes away the second you report it?

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 16:02
by lunchstealer
Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 15:23 Is there a word for a problem that goes away the second you report it?
Gremlin is closely related.

Shrödinger's bug?

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 16:13
by Shem
Heisenbug.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 16:15
by Hugh Akston
Shem wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 16:13Heisenbug.
I like that

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 16:17
by lunchstealer
Shem wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 16:13Heisenbug.
cena de pollo

And now that I think of it I remember that this is actually a term documented in The Jargon Files.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 19:30
by Warren
Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 16:15
Shem wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 16:13Heisenbug.
I like that
If I ever have a need of it, I'm using it.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 09 Aug 2020, 06:36
by Ellie
We need a word for when you can't use a good quite because of the person who originally said it (either because they've been "cancelled" or because they were a complete piece of shit.)

E.g., I no longer feel able to quote Louis CK anymore, nor use that Woody Allen line about how masturbation is sex with someone you love. Also I don't feel comfortable riffing on, "X today, X tomorrow, X forever" due to its initial context.

Quotable quotes form the bulk of my preferred communication so these losses are keenly felt!

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 09 Aug 2020, 10:28
by Warren
"quoked" "unquoke"

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 21:13
by Aresen
In light of the discussion around Red State legislators being asked to appoint electors contrary to the popular vote in their state, I am trying to find a word for a 'coup' staged by the party in power to overthrow the constitutional rules in their own favour.

I thought there was such a word, but I can't find one.

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 21:18
by thoreau
Fellorngio

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 21:23
by thoreau
Autodespotic undemocratization

Re: We need a new word for that

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 21:41
by Aresen
Wikipedia gives 'self-coup' and 'auto-coup'.

The former sounds like a McDonald's promotional offer and the latter a failed 1960s Detroit 'concept vehicle.'