Words I Happen to Dislike

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 16263
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Aresen » 17 Jun 2019, 18:07

Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 22:49
That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition?
The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously owned' to describe used cars.
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

User avatar
Highway
Posts: 13368
Joined: 12 May 2011, 00:22
Location: the Electric Ocean

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Highway » 17 Jun 2019, 18:13

Aresen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:07
Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 22:49
That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition?
The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously owned' to describe used cars.
Can we find another circle to put people who use "times smaller" in, too? Like something that is 1/4 the size they say is "4 times smaller."
"Sharks do not go around challenging people to games of chance like dojo breakers."

User avatar
Pham Nuwen
Posts: 7989
Joined: 27 Apr 2010, 02:17

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 Jun 2019, 19:11

Highway wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:13
Aresen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:07
Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 22:49
That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition?
The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously owned' to describe used cars.
Can we find another circle to put people who use "times smaller" in, too? Like something that is 1/4 the size they say is "4 times smaller."
I refuse to believe that's a thing, highway. It cant be. It just cant.
Goddamn libertarian message board. Hugh Akston

leave me to my mescaline smoothie in peace, please. dhex

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 16263
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Aresen » 17 Jun 2019, 19:24

Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 19:11
Highway wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:13
Aresen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:07
Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 22:49
That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition?
The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously owned' to describe used cars.
Can we find another circle to put people who use "times smaller" in, too? Like something that is 1/4 the size they say is "4 times smaller."
I refuse to believe that's a thing, highway. It cant be. It just cant.
It is. And confusing as hell. I run into it on popular astronomy videos all the time. "Star X is only 90% of the size of star Y, but star Z is 4 times smaller." (Is star Z 60% of the size of star Y, 50% of the size of star Y, 25% of the size of star Y, or 22.5% of the size of star Y?)
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

User avatar
Jasper
Posts: 3241
Joined: 27 Apr 2010, 07:56
Location: Newyorkachusetts

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Jasper » 18 Jun 2019, 09:21

Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 19:11
Highway wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:13
Aresen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:07
Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 22:49
That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition?
The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously owned' to describe used cars.
Can we find another circle to put people who use "times smaller" in, too? Like something that is 1/4 the size they say is "4 times smaller."
I refuse to believe that's a thing, highway. It cant be. It just cant.
So your belief is zero times smaller than Highway's?
"i'd like to move toward not combusting except on special occasions like arbor day." - dhex

User avatar
Pham Nuwen
Posts: 7989
Joined: 27 Apr 2010, 02:17

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Pham Nuwen » 18 Jun 2019, 09:43

Jasper wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 09:21
Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 19:11
Highway wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:13
Aresen wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 18:07
Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 22:49
That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition?
The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously owned' to describe used cars.
Can we find another circle to put people who use "times smaller" in, too? Like something that is 1/4 the size they say is "4 times smaller."
I refuse to believe that's a thing, highway. It cant be. It just cant.
So your belief is zero times smaller than Highway's?
You just made my list.

Image
Goddamn libertarian message board. Hugh Akston

leave me to my mescaline smoothie in peace, please. dhex

User avatar
Ellie
Posts: 12680
Joined: 21 Apr 2010, 18:34

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Ellie » 22 Aug 2019, 18:44

I really, really hate "stan" used to mean "be a big fan of." Like, "oh, her new single is amazing, I totally stan her now!" Because it comes from the Eminem song "Stan" wherein the eponymous narrator KILLS HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. Why do you want to associate with someone like that?

It just gives me the heebie-jeebies.
"2019 has got to stop injecting dmt straight in the dick hole." - dhex

User avatar
Hugh Akston
Posts: 18354
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:51
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Hugh Akston » 22 Aug 2019, 18:54

I don't understand stan. Like is it meant to refer to superfans or toxic fans or people who hate shit? I have seen it used in a number of different ways and since I wasn't disaffected enough in my suburban high school to listen to Eminem I have no frame of reference.
"Is a Lulztopia the best we can hope for?!?" ~Taktix®
"Somali pirates are beholden to their hostages in a way that the USG is not." ~Dangerman

User avatar
JasonL
Posts: 24488
Joined: 05 May 2010, 17:22

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by JasonL » 22 Aug 2019, 19:31

I just now learned the context. No idea.

User avatar
Highway
Posts: 13368
Joined: 12 May 2011, 00:22
Location: the Electric Ocean

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Highway » 22 Aug 2019, 19:35

Hugh Akston wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 18:54
I don't understand stan. Like is it meant to refer to superfans or toxic fans or people who hate shit? I have seen it used in a number of different ways and since I wasn't disaffected enough in my suburban high school to listen to Eminem I have no frame of reference.
It's a self-reference for superfans (people say it about themselves), but they're frequently asshole toxic fans.
"Sharks do not go around challenging people to games of chance like dojo breakers."

User avatar
D.A. Ridgely
Posts: 19159
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:09
Location: The Other Side

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 22 Aug 2019, 19:56

I'd appreciate it if people would stop using "welp" except to describe a young mammal. Thank you.

User avatar
JasonL
Posts: 24488
Joined: 05 May 2010, 17:22

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by JasonL » 22 Aug 2019, 20:35

The entire Midwest says welp we’ll try but no promises.

User avatar
Eric the .5b
Posts: 13971
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 16:29

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Eric the .5b » 22 Aug 2019, 20:48

Ellie wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 18:44
I really, really hate "stan" used to mean "be a big fan of." Like, "oh, her new single is amazing, I totally stan her now!" Because it comes from the Eminem song "Stan" wherein the eponymous narrator KILLS HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. Why do you want to associate with someone like that?

It just gives me the heebie-jeebies.
The examples I've seen have almost always been pejorative, implying "crazy and unjustifiable support of", like Trump and Polanski apologists.

You do get the people who self-deprecatingly call their support crazy and obsessive by using it, which starts the process of muddling things.
"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."
Cet animal est très méchant / Quand on l'attaque il se défend.

User avatar
Jadagul
Posts: 7181
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 18:51

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Jadagul » 22 Aug 2019, 21:53

I've only seen "stan" as positive.

I also thought (and a few friends I asked agreed with me) that it was just a shortening of "stand behind" or "stand up for".

User avatar
nicole
Posts: 9923
Joined: 12 Jan 2013, 16:28

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by nicole » 23 Aug 2019, 05:54

Highway wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 19:35
Hugh Akston wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 18:54
I don't understand stan. Like is it meant to refer to superfans or toxic fans or people who hate shit? I have seen it used in a number of different ways and since I wasn't disaffected enough in my suburban high school to listen to Eminem I have no frame of reference.
It's a self-reference for superfans (people say it about themselves), but they're frequently asshole toxic fans.
This used to be the case but in the past couple of years it’s opened up to really just mean “fan” in all circumstances. On a site like Twitter, it would be weird to say “fan” and not “stan” at this point. Or it would be weird to say “support” or “like” and not “stan.” “We stan a {x} queen” for example is a common construction.
"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

"Sliced bagels aren't why trump won; it's why it doesn't matter who wins." -dhex

User avatar
nicole
Posts: 9923
Joined: 12 Jan 2013, 16:28

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by nicole » 23 Aug 2019, 05:55

Jadagul wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 21:53
I've only seen "stan" as positive.

I also thought (and a few friends I asked agreed with me) that it was just a shortening of "stand behind" or "stand up for".
Haha yeah I’m not surprised but it’s definitely from the Eminem song.
"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

"Sliced bagels aren't why trump won; it's why it doesn't matter who wins." -dhex

User avatar
nicole
Posts: 9923
Joined: 12 Jan 2013, 16:28

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by nicole » 23 Aug 2019, 05:55

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 19:56
I'd appreciate it if people would stop using "welp" except to describe a young mammal. Thank you.
That would be whelp though.
"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

"Sliced bagels aren't why trump won; it's why it doesn't matter who wins." -dhex

User avatar
Dangerman
Posts: 6811
Joined: 07 May 2010, 12:26

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Dangerman » 23 Aug 2019, 12:07

Stan is 100% a reference to the crazed fanboy from the Eminem song.

User avatar
lunchstealer
Posts: 17670
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:25
Location: The Local Fluff in the Local Bubble

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by lunchstealer » 23 Aug 2019, 15:01

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 19:56
I'd appreciate it if people would stop using "welp" except to describe a young mammal. Thank you.
You want people want people to misspell 'whelp'?
"The constitution is more of a BDSM agreement with a safe word." - Sandy

"Neoliberalism. Austerity. Booga booga!!!!" - JasonL

"We can't confirm rumors that Lynndie England is in the running to be Gina Haspel's personal aide." - DAR

User avatar
Warren
Posts: 27710
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:03
Location: Goat Rope MO
Contact:

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Warren » 23 Aug 2019, 19:00

lunchstealer wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 15:01
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 19:56
I'd appreciate it if people would stop using "welp" except to describe a young mammal. Thank you.
You want people want people to misspell 'whelp'?
Did you just cancel nicole because she's a woman?
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

User avatar
lunchstealer
Posts: 17670
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:25
Location: The Local Fluff in the Local Bubble

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by lunchstealer » 23 Aug 2019, 20:10

Warren wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 19:00
lunchstealer wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 15:01
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 19:56
I'd appreciate it if people would stop using "welp" except to describe a young mammal. Thank you.
You want people want people to misspell 'whelp'?
Did you just cancel nicole because she's a woman?
I'm not sure. I think maybe I was cancelling DAR because nicole's a woman? Or possibly because I'm not a centaur? I've kind of lost track of the gender trends on Grylliade.
"The constitution is more of a BDSM agreement with a safe word." - Sandy

"Neoliberalism. Austerity. Booga booga!!!!" - JasonL

"We can't confirm rumors that Lynndie England is in the running to be Gina Haspel's personal aide." - DAR

User avatar
Dangerman
Posts: 6811
Joined: 07 May 2010, 12:26

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Dangerman » 23 Aug 2019, 20:14

HAIRCUT!!!

User avatar
lunchstealer
Posts: 17670
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:25
Location: The Local Fluff in the Local Bubble

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by lunchstealer » 23 Aug 2019, 21:31

Dangerman wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 20:14
HAIRCUT!!!


Telly… you remember, the deceitful barber with a shriveled soul who, just a few weeks ago, cut perfect scientist Carlos’s perfect, beautiful hair very short, so very, very short, thus depriving our community of our only remaining pleasure… well, Telly was seen recently wandering the sand wastes, howling at the sky, and holding up Carlos’s shorn locks as though begging God to reverse the crime he has done. Reports indicate that his skin was blistering, that his eyes were bleary, and that he was recently seen trying to give a cactus a haircut, whispering and cooing into what he seemed to think was its ear.

Listeners, I am not one to stand aside harshly and say that a man deserves the punishment that comes to him, but I also am not sorry to see Telly in this state, given his crime. In any case, if your cactus is in need of a haircut, try Telly, out wandering the sand wastes.
"The constitution is more of a BDSM agreement with a safe word." - Sandy

"Neoliberalism. Austerity. Booga booga!!!!" - JasonL

"We can't confirm rumors that Lynndie England is in the running to be Gina Haspel's personal aide." - DAR

User avatar
Ellie
Posts: 12680
Joined: 21 Apr 2010, 18:34

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Ellie » 23 Aug 2019, 21:45

Dangerman wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 20:14
HAIRCUT!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
"2019 has got to stop injecting dmt straight in the dick hole." - dhex

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 16263
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Aresen » 24 Aug 2019, 00:21

I just read a word (or a fake word) that I instantly disliked: 'infinifat' as an extension of the series obese, superfat, infinifat.
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 10 guests