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Ella C'Tronix
Posted - 2010.06.06 15:53:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Ella C''Tronix on 06/06/2010 17:34:32
There are a lot of words that meant something at one time and have been sucked dry of their worth or have become so ambiguous that they're completely ineffective as words now.


Post the 3 words or phrases that you wish would go away.


  • -FAIL

  • -Terror(ist/ism)

  • -Epic



Edited my list, forgot the most obvious one. "Fail" is not a noun, it's a verb. STFU kids.

Cing Liberdanis
Posted - 2010.06.06 16:00:00 - [2]
 

Lucker

Lucker isnt a word, people need to stop saying it. Makes me so mad.

Torque Daisy
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2010.06.06 16:01:00 - [3]
 

"could care less"

It's a ****ing abomination.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.06.06 16:15:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Torque Daisy
"could care less"

It's a ****ing abomination.


I would say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that phrase if it is used properly.

So I propose that those that do not know how to use 'I could care less' and 'I could not care less' should be the ones that cease to exist Twisted Evil


Slade

Gneeznow
Minmatar
Ship spinners inc
Posted - 2010.06.06 16:53:00 - [5]
 

could care less

terrorism/terrorist

all ASCII smiley faces

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:12:00 - [6]
 

Sheeple.

Because whoever says it is almost always some smug git, and is using it to describe everyone who isn't like him/her or has a different opinion on something.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:13:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Gneeznow

all ASCII smiley faces


removed ASCII art - Adida

Steve Zodiak
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:17:00 - [8]
 

(something) is "Fit for purpose"

No, this means nothing. Correct is (something) is "Fit for it's intendedpurpose"


Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:17:00 - [9]
 

  • God - If your a religous NIMBY call your deity something else

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:21:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Steve Zodiak
(something) is "Fit for purpose"

No, this means nothing. Correct is (something) is "Fit for it's intendedpurpose"




Well that's like arguing that "math/maths doesn't mean anything, the correct form is mathematics". It's an abbreviation. It just has to differentiate it from other things like "fit for trial/testing".

Torque Daisy
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:39:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Torque Daisy on 06/06/2010 17:40:08
Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Originally by: Torque Daisy
"could care less"

It's a ****ing abomination.


I would say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that phrase if it is used properly.

So I propose that those that do not know how to use 'I could care less' and 'I could not care less' should be the ones that cease to exist Twisted Evil


Slade



It has no meaning. When someone types it, they are only telling people they care, and could care less yet don't, it is saying nothing tangible at all, it is no indication of the level of caring which by use of the phrase a certain level is implied yet is intended to imply they have none at all.

Considering it's used in place of "couldn't care less", it means the opposite of what is meant, implying the speaker/writer is not actually aware of what they are speaking/typing.

It's not even ironic or 'provocative', it's simply nonsensical Evil or Very Mad

edit: please give a proper usage of the phrase.

Ella C'Tronix
Posted - 2010.06.06 17:57:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Torque Daisy
Edited by: Torque Daisy on 06/06/2010 17:40:08
Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Originally by: Torque Daisy
"could care less"

It's a ****ing abomination.


I would say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that phrase if it is used properly.

So I propose that those that do not know how to use 'I could care less' and 'I could not care less' should be the ones that cease to exist Twisted Evil


Slade



It has no meaning. When someone types it, they are only telling people they care, and could care less yet don't, it is saying nothing tangible at all, it is no indication of the level of caring which by use of the phrase a certain level is implied yet is intended to imply they have none at all.

Considering it's used in place of "couldn't care less", it means the opposite of what is meant, implying the speaker/writer is not actually aware of what they are speaking/typing.

It's not even ironic or 'provocative', it's simply nonsensical Evil or Very Mad

edit: please give a proper usage of the phrase.


I've always just read it as sarcasm, and suddenly it makes more sense.

Simeon Tor
Picon Fleet
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:14:00 - [13]
 

"To be fair".

People even say it when there's not anything to be fair about! I've started saying it and now I hate myself.

Torque Daisy
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:15:00 - [14]
 

Sarcasm, over-used as it is, is hard enough to discern on the net, without it being randomly used. Sarcasm, imho, is best employed in as subtle manner as possible, to hint at an irony, or absurdity, etc, not randomly used with no point, doing that is like typing in capslock and BIU at random.

The worst thing about "could care less", is that it's spreading.

Oh, yes, there is a similar thing with 'almost'; people dropping the al- for no apparent reason, yet it still has sense to it in that the writer is not implying the opposite of what they mean, however, much more recently you may happen to see people using 'most' in place of 'almost', e.g. "i most knocked my soda over", in a way that is just wrong.

ALSO the dropping 'of' after 'couple' when being used to describe a few of something; "a couple bricks" NO no no it's "a couple OF bricks"....anyhooooo Laughing

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:26:00 - [15]
 

People who say "would of", "could of", or "should of" instead of "would've", "could've", or "should've". These people are ****ing morons who should be punched in the face every time they type that crap. They should seriously die in a fire.

Also people who, for some reason or another, decide that it makes sense to put an apostrophe and then an "s" when they want to pluralize something. Are you ****ing kidding me? "The ship's are in the hangar." Nice going, genius; you just said, "The ship is are in the hangar". They should also die in a fire. I ****ing hate idiots who can't even write in their own native tongue.

And last but most definitely not least, the window-lickers who can't seem to figure out the difference between "there", "their", and "they're". They should be stabbed in the eyes and have alcohol poured down their empty sockets, lit on fire, then die in said fire.


Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:28:00 - [16]
 

I want to abolish the use of all the over used conjunctions, such as "and" or "but" and "or" but not "not".Razz

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:30:00 - [17]
 

"No means no!" Like that's going to work Razz

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:35:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Vogue on 06/06/2010 23:37:50
Edited by: Vogue on 06/06/2010 19:35:27
English more so than any other language AFAIK has more multiple meaning words for something. So those who speak English may try to embellish their sentances with more peripheral meanings and er.. words. Writers understand the need for creating rich narratives and at the same time being economical with use of words. That is the art of being a writer. I have tried writing and I cant do it. I can be descriptive but I am clunky.

zombiedeadhead
Minmatar
The Tuskers
Posted - 2010.06.06 19:38:00 - [19]
 

'It's not you, it's me'

Zedic
Amarr
Universalis Imperium
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2010.06.06 20:13:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: zombiedeadhead
'It's not you, it's me'


"It's not you, it's me. I need to fix myself so that we can try again."

RentableMuffin
Posted - 2010.06.06 20:34:00 - [21]
 

blog


Deus Vex
Amarr
Hole Spectors
Posted - 2010.06.06 21:38:00 - [22]
 

Twitter
Podcast
iPod/iPhone/iPhone Apps/iTunes

M'ktakh
Posted - 2010.06.06 21:42:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Deus Vex
Twitter
Podcast
iPod/iPhone/iPhone Apps/iTunes


Every web2 word inserted into common circulation, including web2

Torque Daisy
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2010.06.06 21:53:00 - [24]
 

in politics, i noticed the word 'progressive' getting abused by the 'left', especially when used in discussing the formation of a coalition between the labour party and liberal democrats - nearly always by labour party supporters or people employed by the BBC, often one and the same.

They called themselves 'progressive' and the conservatives 'right wing'; personally I thought a coalition of the liberal democrats and conservatives would be more 'progressive' considering the much touted overlap between them and the liberals logically meaning a more democratic representation of the people in a con-lib coalition. anyhow.

I wish the 'left' would stop repeating the word progressive to describe themselves, unless they are referring to 'progressive' national debt, 'progressive' immigration for the sole purpose of socially engineering the centre/right vote away, 'progressive' enclaves in cities where you feel like you're in another country, 'progressive' public sector jobs that create no wealth and burden the private sector, 'progressive' power held by unelected spin-doctors, and on and on.

and no i never voted conservatives because they are c*nts

Larkonis Trassler
Doctrine.
Posted - 2010.06.06 22:03:00 - [25]
 

-I have a headache.
-I'm tired.
-Last time we did it that way I couldn't sit down for two days.

Cikulisuy
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2010.06.06 22:09:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Sheeple.

Because whoever says it is almost always some smug git, and is using it to describe everyone who isn't like him/her or has a different opinion on something.


WAKE UP SHEEPLE

Steve Zodiak
Posted - 2010.06.06 22:57:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Steve Zodiak on 06/06/2010 23:49:47
Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Steve Zodiak
(something) is "Fit for purpose"

No, this means nothing. Correct is (something) is "Fit for it's intendedpurpose"




Well that's like arguing that "math/maths doesn't mean anything, the correct form is mathematics". It's an abbreviation. It just has to differentiate it from other things like "fit for trial/testing".


Yes, "Maths" is an abbreviation, and on that basis I suppose that is indeed how the phrase "fit for purpose" is used, as an abbreviation. I still don't like it and its' a phrase I wish would go away. Sure you can say "fit for trial", or "fit for testing", but that actually does mean something. You ought to qualify use of the word "purpose" somehow in order to use it properly. Think about it, you can "test" something, but you cannot "purpose" something. So you should say "Fit for it's purpose". (Its'another thing like leaving the "not" out of "I could care less")

- I put "intended" in there, because (in the UK anyway)I think the popular useage of the expression started out from the Sale of Goods Act which talks about goods having to be of Merchantable quality and fit for their intended purpose", and that is the way most people use the phrase, e.g. to talk about whether a bit of legislation is "fit for purpose" when they mean "fit for it's intended purpose".





But

So Sensational
Ministry of War
Posted - 2010.06.06 23:49:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Larkonis Trassler

-Last time we did it that way I couldn't sit down for two days.

Length, width or both? I really want to know.

Viral Effect
Caldari
BRAINDEAD Corp
Posted - 2010.06.07 00:19:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Viral Effect on 07/06/2010 00:19:33

"pew pew" its the type of word my 2 year old nephew uses or any young children of his age.

Winged Crime
Minmatar
The Blood Money Cartel
Posted - 2010.06.07 00:24:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Viral Effect
Edited by: Viral Effect on 07/06/2010 00:19:33

"pew pew" its the type of word my 2 year old nephew uses or any young children of his age.


Yes.

Mostly because it does NOT look like "pyoo-pyoo!" to me, but rather like a toddler saying "poo poo". Every time grown men type "pew pew", I get worried.


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