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I have a suggestion for what to do with the frozen chart on a stick...
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Ellie wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:22
Probably an article mostly composed of charts. Or possibly a frozen chart on a stick.
Oh. Hmmmm.
Make it more descriptive - chartage.
Our proposal looks weak. Add a dozen pages of chartage to make it more impressive.
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I have way less of a problem with the word than with the format.
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nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:37
I have way less of a problem with the word than with the format.
Explain please.
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Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:40
nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:37
I have way less of a problem with the word than with the format.
Explain please.
It's a stupid chart with like ten words of copy instead of an actual written article because people are too dumb to read words now.
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nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:41
Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:40
nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:37
I have way less of a problem with the word than with the format.
Explain please.
It's a stupid chart with like ten words of copy instead of an actual written article because people are too dumb to read words now.
So you think that is the correct use of 'charticle'? What is the format you object to?
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Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:45
nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:41
Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:40
nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:37
I have way less of a problem with the word than with the format.
Explain please.
It's a stupid chart with like ten words of copy instead of an actual written article because people are too dumb to read words now.
So you think that is the correct use of 'charticle'? What is the format you object to?
I know it is the correct use, because I work in an industry where they're a thing. The format I object to is what I just described. Fuck people who don't want to read words.
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AH! Got it.
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nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:57
Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:45
nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:41
Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:40
nicole wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 10:37
I have way less of a problem with the word than with the format.
Explain please.
It's a stupid chart with like ten words of copy instead of an actual written article because people are too dumb to read words now.
So you think that is the correct use of 'charticle'? What is the format you object to?
I know it is the correct use, because I work in an industry where they're a thing. The format I object to is what I just described. Fuck people who don't want to read words.
Maybe if we don't do that they'll die out?
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tr0g wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 11:04
Maybe if we don't do that they'll die out?
The problem is, sometimes you want stuff from them.
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"ghoulish" when pro-lifers are talking about pro-choicers

It just sounds Halloweeny to me. They obviously mean it in some sort of serious way but it just seems silly.
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nicole wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 14:21
"ghoulish" when pro-lifers are talking about pro-choicers

It just sounds Halloweeny to me. They obviously mean it in some sort of serious way but it just seems silly.
Well, at least they aren't talking about 'goulash.'
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"hiatus" used instead of 'break', 'pause' or 'vacation.' (The last one is particularly annoying.)
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"Curated" in 99% of the contexts it's used these days

"Moment" for any aspect of interior design. It's sitting right there 24-fucking-7, it's not a "moment."
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Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
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dhex wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 21:12
Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
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Ellie wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 20:54
"Curated" in 99% of the contexts it's used these days
I seldom come across it. When I do it seems perfectly cromulent to me. "I curate my playlists" e.g.
"Moment" for any aspect of interior design. It's sitting right there 24-fucking-7, it's not a "moment."
Haven't heard that one. Is it a British thing?
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Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
Adulting? *urban dictionarys* huh.
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dhex wrote:Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
When uttered by 30-somethings ... it’s so gah we’re all fucked.

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JasonL wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 06:32
dhex wrote:Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
When uttered by 30-somethings ... it’s so gah we’re all fucked.
Well, I don't know any 30-somethings anymore. But 30-something is when most people start adulting. It's kind of new to them and they're still doing a good share of juveniling, so seems like a word they could use.
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Why do I feel like the things that fall under adulting are things that start when you are like 21 if not sooner. Doing laundry? Managing a checking account? WTF you are 30????

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dhex wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 21:12
Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
Agree. Unless you are going to make it the participle for 'adultery' used as a verb.
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JasonL wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 09:32
Why do I feel like the things that fall under adulting are things that start when you are like 21 if not sooner. Doing laundry? Managing a checking account? WTF you are 30????
Oh. I was thinking more, spring cleaning, painting/remolding, shopping for new car/appliance.
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The most argh version I see these days is when going to a job and paying bills is intolerable adulting that then gets an additional meme about how tired you are dealing with capitalism - the exact thing that critics of socialism accuse you of is your greatest desire of the world - to be an eternal infant taken care of by adults.

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JasonL wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 10:41
The most argh version I see these days is when going to a job and paying bills is intolerable adulting that then gets an additional meme about how tired you are dealing with capitalism - the exact thing that critics of socialism accuse you of is your greatest desire of the world - to be an eternal infant taken care of by adults.
Off topic but that's the thing that kills me about socialists. It's one thing to point to crony capitalism, but how can you think about it for more than two seconds and believe the state would provide you with a less soul sucking job? 20-somethings with librul artz degrees imagining 1500 sq-ft apartments above the 20th floor, 20 hour work weeks, and state of the art, state provided, studios for their band to practice/record in, are the worst.
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It's literally the world in the heads of some people I know. The creation of surplus value to allow that is handwaved away.

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