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Hope123
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:38:45 AM

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These are some of mine -

Politically correct
Bigly
Alt facts
Post truth
Fake news
Woke

Post truth does not mean what the words suggest - truth has nothing to do with it.

"Post-truth politics is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored."

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
Islami
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:10:44 AM
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The following words come to my mind.

honest politician
secularism
thusly
firstly
irregardless
panty
undergarments
almo 1
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:14:22 AM
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#1: Politically correct

#2: Bigly

#3: Alt facts

#4: Post truth

#5: Fake news

#6: Woke

#7:




TMe
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:02:57 PM

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I am a layman.
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:41:07 PM

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Awesomesauce
Amazeballs
Based
Totes
Y'Know
TFW (may be more Twitter-ish: That Feeling When)
All the Feels
BernieBro
Relatable (http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/04/11/relatable_the_adjective_is_everywhere_in_high_scchool_and_college_discussions.html)

(Note: I tried to avoid terms that didn't show up in a quick internet search. I assume we don't want a dump of terms from any one link.)

I particularly enjoy the idiom section of this fine website.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:08:10 PM

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amazing
awesome
incredible
"it makes me sad"

Parpar1836
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:28:47 PM
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Misuse of the word "like"
"hearing-impaired" (I work with an organization of Deaf advocates to get this taken out of circulation)
"role model" (I prefer the term "mentor")
"alt right" (call them what they are–white supremacists)
"post-feminist" (we'll use that term when the battle for equality and justice is won. We're not there yet)
I concur with many of the other posters' choices (e.g., "fake news"), so I won't duplicate them.

almo 1
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:22:02 PM
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#1 fuck

#2 hijo de puta madre

#3 Carajo

#4 Coño

(I have a lot of Hispanic friends.)



#5 wanker




Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:00:48 PM

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Hope123 wrote:
These are some of mine -

Politically correct
Bigly
Alt facts
Post truth
Fake news
Woke

Post truth does not mean what the words suggest - truth has nothing to do with it.

"Post-truth politics is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored."

Applause Applause Applause

Mine: the goddam superlatives that pervade almost every conversation
GreatAnxious
AwesomeShhh
AmazingBrick wall
Not their fault that they've been robbed of their richness d'oh! d'oh! d'oh!

"...hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"
Lotje1000
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 2:38:52 AM

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- sheeple
- friendzone
Hope123
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 10:12:28 AM

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I forgot - snowflake - when used as a derogatory poitical designation

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:21:51 AM

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Many of these I've never heard of - though many I agree with too.

I don't understand why 'mentor' and 'role-model' are included, unless there's some group (with which I have no contact) which overuse and misuse them.
They are very different - A mentor is a trusted counsellor or teacher. It's someone you are in touch with - someone who teaches you.
A role model is someone you look up to and try to emulate. It could be someone you have never met - it could be someone imaginary.

Same with 'panty' and 'undergarments' - they are useful words - but they may be mis-used by some group somewhere.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Epiphileon
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:00:39 AM

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"going forward", because time travel it not a freaking possibility.

Question authority. How do you know, that you know, what you know?
TMe
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:06:18 AM

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'gobbledygook'.

I am a layman.
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:30:26 PM

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almo 1 wrote:

#1 fuck

#2 hijo de puta madre

#3 Carajo

#4 Coño

(I have a lot of Hispanic friends.)



#5 wanker






Huevos, you want to take out the best parts!
Whistle



"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Islami
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:07:44 AM
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Tramp
Kem
Hafuz
Clyde of Oz
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 7:49:15 AM

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What's the problem with woke?

She woke me.
I woke my son.

Lotje1000
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 8:00:09 AM

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These days, woke is often used as an adjective as in "I am woke". Then it means that a person has gained an awareness of the world and society. I've mainly seen it used in a sort of superior, condescending way.
Clyde of Oz
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:47:44 AM

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I've never heard 'woke' used as an adjective. I suppose that must mean I am not woke. Anyway, let's keep the verb form. It's handy.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:54:36 AM

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G'day Clyde!
A rare visitor - or at least a rare 'poster'.

I don't think I'm woke, either . . . Anxious

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:13:27 PM

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You two are probably more "woke" than most who use it that way! 😀

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
Tovarish
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:59:02 PM

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Location: Booligal, New South Wales, Australia
'we're pregnant'


but please don't take 'portmanteau'

I have far too much fun with my port drinking friends with this word.
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