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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by dhex » 24 Aug 2019, 08:09

Athleisure used for humor is funny.

As an actual portmanteau it can fuck off with that.
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Post by dhex » 24 Aug 2019, 08:16

Also meggings which is funny but cmon now
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Post by Kolohe » 24 Aug 2019, 08:24

You people aren't going to like it when you find out what 'fan' is short for.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Warren » 24 Aug 2019, 14:51

Kolohe wrote:
24 Aug 2019, 08:24
You people aren't going to like it when you find out what 'fan' is short for.
'Fanatic' yes?
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Post by Eric the .5b » 25 Aug 2019, 07:22

dhex wrote:
24 Aug 2019, 08:09
Athleisure used for humor is funny.

As an actual portmanteau it can fuck off with that.
It's the clunkiest one I've heard in a long time, and "Thanks, ants. Thants." can still make me giggle.
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Post by Ellie » 04 Nov 2019, 12:40

I got invited to a lunch hour at work that includes a "kitchen-table conversation." I am not entirely sure what the phrase even means, but I hate it.
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Post by Warren » 04 Nov 2019, 12:44

Ellie wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 12:40
I got invited to a lunch hour at work that includes a "kitchen-table conversation." I am not entirely sure what the phrase even means, but I hate it.
It means "We want you to drop your guard and talk about [topic] without censoring yourself like you were at your kitchen table, while we document the conversation and use it as leverage for as long as we suffer you as an employee".
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Post by Aresen » 04 Nov 2019, 14:31

Warren wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 12:44
Ellie wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 12:40
I got invited to a lunch hour at work that includes a "kitchen-table conversation." I am not entirely sure what the phrase even means, but I hate it.
It means "We want you to drop your guard and talk about [topic] without censoring yourself like you were at your kitchen table, while we document the conversation and use it as leverage for as long as we suffer you as an employee".
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Post by Jake » 04 Nov 2019, 15:23

Start off the meeting with "So just to be clear, is this conversation the 'Ozzie and Harriet' style of 'kitchen table conversation', or is it the sort of conversation that actually happens at our kitchen tables, in which case we're going to need leather bodysuits and a heck of a lot more whipped cream than I currently see in the room?"
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Post by Hugh Akston » 04 Nov 2019, 15:32

I assume kitchen table conversation means one participant is going to make racist comments and repeated endorsements of Trump while everyone else tries to keep quiet and get out as soon as possible.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 04 Nov 2019, 16:32

Hugh Akston wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 15:32
I assume kitchen table conversation means one participant is going to make racist comments and repeated endorsements of Trump while everyone else tries to keep quiet and get out as soon as possible.
Not, I suspect at the university where Ellie now works.

I've heard of "kitchen cabinets" in politics, dating back as early as Andrew Jackson, and "kitchen sink" movies referring to "gritty dramas" featuring the working classes in Britain after WW II, but "kitchen table conversation" is a new one on me unless it means, you know, where the servants eat in Downton Abbey.

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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by nicole » 04 Nov 2019, 17:49

Hugh Akston wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 15:32
I assume kitchen table conversation means one participant is going to make racist comments and repeated endorsements of Trump while everyone else tries to keep quiet and get out as soon as possible.
That’s dining table conversation.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Nov 2019, 05:05

I hate "sex pest" for "rapist or child molester". It's like "neck irritants" meaning "lynch mob".
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Warren » 06 Nov 2019, 09:28

Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 05:05
I hate "sex pest" for "rapist or child molester". It's like "neck irritants" meaning "lynch mob".
WTF? That can't be a thing.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by nicole » 06 Nov 2019, 11:03

It’s British.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Nov 2019, 13:48

nicole wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 11:03
It’s British.
Good to know who to blame.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Painboy » 06 Nov 2019, 14:53

While I usually appreciate the British's use of understatement, that's just terrible.

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Post by Warren » 06 Nov 2019, 15:04

Son of a bitch. They got a theme song.


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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Nov 2019, 20:51

Painboy wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 14:53
While I usually appreciate the British's use of understatement, that's just terrible.
Yeah, it sounds more like a disconsolate bird going, "Lemme smash?" than, you know, a sexual predator.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by Warren » 06 Nov 2019, 21:25

It's starting to grow on me. If it's used to refer to someone doing something merely untoward but not criminal/actionable then it could be useful in restoring meaning to 'rape' and 'harassment'. But definitely not if it's being used for rapist/child molester.
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Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Post by lunchstealer » 06 Nov 2019, 21:29

Warren wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 21:25
It's starting to grow on me. If it's used to refer to someone doing something merely untoward but not criminal/actionable then it could be useful in restoring meaning to 'rape' and 'harassment'. But definitely not if it's being used for rapist/child molester.
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