We need a new word for that

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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.
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"Ze laziness."
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Eric the .5b wrote: 05 Jan 2019, 16:19 "Ze laziness."
That's German.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Is there a word for a problem that goes away the second you report it?
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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.

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Heisenbug.
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Shem wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 16:13Heisenbug.
I like that
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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.
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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.
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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!
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"quoked" "unquoke"
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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.
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Fellorngio
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Autodespotic undemocratization
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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.'
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