So it would be bad form to say, "My significant other passed away while we were making love, his dingdong square-dancing with my hoohaw while he polished my headlights?"oblique or mawkish euphemisms really make me sick, for example:
"passed away" (snigger)* instead of "died"
"make love" (vomit) instead of "fuck"
there are countless others, with ones involving genitalia being particularly revolting
i'm glad you enjoyed it, i plagiarised it from the internet but the ms paint skills required to create such a masterpiece are approximate to my ownAmazing. Thank you for that.
forgive me, my social etiquette profficiency is poor; i was born with a tarnished copper eye-scooper in my mouthThe word "spoon" is offensive to me. (I prefer eye-scooper.)
Chicks use that word. Hate it.I don't like the made-up word "bromance." It is too coy, cunning, cute and twee. Makes me writhe and want to smack someone.
Those are all great (terrible) ones. "Summering" is also horrid. Agree that "Foodie" should be stricken from the language. Who doesn't love food and have particular likes and dislikes?I have a professional distaste for the abuse of nouns. "We are restauranting this weekend." OK, fuck you.
"Foody" makes me spit. "All the foodies agree this fusion restaurant is great."
Which reminds me, what does "fusion" actually mean? I strongly dislike the word as an affectation devoid of meaning for anyone except foodies who go restauranting.
Wow- I'm truly amazed that the cardboard cutout thing worked! Some of those director guys are so good at tricking people into believing things. Now, with something like "background artist," isn't it actually way, way cooler to say you were an extra?Dark Matters, I will give you another, that I came across during a movie shoot long ago: "Background artist." Yeah, you're a $75 a day movie extra.
Sometimes pretentiousness can be adapted to be funny. We had full-sized cardboard cutouts of humans at that shoot, they'd be put in the background and a few extras would move among them. It created a great illusion of a seething crowd (the movie was about a prison camp). Anyway, they had to be moved around a lot as shots were set up. The call would go out to "move the flat people." One day the second director called everyone together (like, 300 people), got lifted up on a boom, and used a microphone to explain, deadpan, and with great timing, that human resources had received a complaint, we were all at fault for callousness and giving offense, and that from now on we were to refer to the cardboard cutouts as "the dimensionally challenged." He had 300 people rolling on the ground when we caught on that he was sending us up on a massive scale.
I can't really speak for the pure existance of your inner motor and force of will, but I can answer the first part of your question. I have absolutely nothing against language and culture growing and adapting elements (be it words, believes or something else) from others. I don't even mind people using foreign words when they think they better explain their train of thoughts (even though in that case I will find the correct translation for them, my language is very rich, so we do have it). What I do mind is substituting everyday words such as meeting, breakfast, get together, contract and so on for no reason.^ Well for me it is the opposite, i'm one of those who uses words from other languages or dialects quite often. I'm totally pissed off by people who wants their language, culture and everything that somehow they feel are represented by untouchable and preserved, without movement, non changing, quarantine. Can't they see that we belong into a higher state of comunity¿? that history is just a mere compilation of distorted facts carefully selected? how does anything of that represent the existance of my inner motor, my force of will? It would be inpure if so. Can't they see that our royal blood will turn to poison if we keep using the adjective royal to describe it?
Sure...it'll sound fairly slutty if you do..."I had lunch with a cock yesterday," "OMG I love that cock!" "I'm meeting this cock tonight. I can't wait!" Or how about "I really don't like it, like, when like, cocks do that, it's just so not cool. I want a cock that can treat me right." "Gee, thanks, you cocks are the greatest!" I could keep going...I hate the word "chicks."
Can I call you guys "cocks"?
It definitely will liven up an otherwise boring Monday at work! (.. especially when I tell off that big fat cock at the business meeting...)Sure...it'll sound fairly slutty if you do..."I had lunch with a cock yesterday," "OMG I love that cock!" "I'm meeting this cock tonight. I can't wait!" Or how about "I really don't like it, like, when like, cocks do that, it's just so not cool. I want a cock that can treat me right." "Gee, thanks, you cocks are the greatest!" I could keep going...
+1Misuse of the word epic always gets to me. "LOL epic fail" gets annoying. Now that I think of it an epic fail usually isn't seen, because to be epic something has to be valiant and heroic.