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#1 2013-09-02 13:18:43

ed d
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modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

I find that as I get older, I have less tolerance for Political Correctness or Media BS.. Some of the new phrases that have become part of the lexicon are a constant irritant to me.  I detest the word "MAN CAVE", and I hate to hear about "our SIGNATURE dish", as well as our "ARTISAN" feature. Additionally, if I hear anymore about "DIVERSITY", I will probably throw up. Just the ramblings of a cranky senior citizen....do you have any??

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#2 2013-09-02 14:26:14

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

Ed, I agree with every one of the examples you gave. There are many more, but they annoy me so much I can't even think of any right now. I must have blocked them out of my memory even though I hear them all the time. I'll post them on this thread as I hear them.
There's one phrase that doesn't bother me if used properly: "back in the day, we used to..."
That doesn't bother me if the person is much older than me. But if someone say, 35 years or more younger starts to tell you something and starts with "back in the day...", don't you just want to smack them and say "back in the day, you weren't even born!"

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#3 2013-09-02 15:06:55

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1. "no offense meant, but----"
2. baby mama or baby daddy
3. hey girlfriend or wassup dude

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#4 2013-09-02 18:03:02

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

Someone half my age saying: that's Amazing , Fabulous or Insane (gifts) .

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#5 2013-09-03 10:46:59

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1.   ---- went viral today.
2. That is so fun. ( is much too much to say?)
3. Tweet.
4. partner. (either it;s your husband or your wife) partner ,to me,means sidekick.

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#6 2013-09-03 12:38:45

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

To me, partner means whoever I'm working with, watching over each other to make sure we don't get electrocuted.

Just heard a clip this morning of a phrase that bothers me, in a southern accent by a politician:
"It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." If you hate gay people, just come out and say it.
That's as dumb as "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit." Just rhymes to catch the attention of the stupid.

Come to think of it, the word gay was stolen a long time ago and turned from it's real definition to now mean homosexual.

The older we get, we notice how the language changes.
The people from Shakespearean times would have a harder time deciphering modern terminology than I have deciphering what they were saying.

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#7 2013-09-03 12:54:25

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Charlie////my sentiments exactly what happended to... MUCH....another is the use of the phrase by a NON BRITISHER..of....SPOT ON....
Mike...the liberal media controls our usage of words...always has.....Americas beloved Walter Cronkite was notorious for shaping opinions to his standards.

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#8 2013-09-03 15:14:19

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Ed d: I think that PC really refers to the changing of words, expressions & 'handles' that do not offend - in their definition - different categories of people, like Native American, African American, gay, hearing challanged, person instead of man/woman, etc. They made up this whole new vocabulary and stuffed it down our throats so that now it is commonplace and to use any other words is blasphamy. Anything other than that is really just a change in jargon or slang by the current generation. Like, we thought '23 skidoo' was kind of stupid and that generation thought our slang was ridiculous.

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#9 2013-09-03 15:17:29

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I use to hate this one from our outside Counsel: At the End of the Day............


It is what it is when someone can't be bothered explaining themselves.

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#10 2013-09-03 16:29:36

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I still use the old expressions, and to blazes if someone feels offended.
Can't seem to catch on to the NEW LINGO.

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#11 2013-09-03 16:31:48

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I don't think think most people realize what a man cave is. Just take a look in my barn!

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#12 2013-09-03 16:34:18

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Jimbo, LOL!!! Now that's a man cave!

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#13 2013-09-03 17:45:16

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Mike, even my wife is hesitant about entering. LOL

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#14 2013-09-04 11:39:46

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Okay, Sal, we get the point. No need in repeating. LOL Since you bring up "corporate speak" euphamisms, how about: Sunset something (closing it out or shutting it down), Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes. You might want to... (You better do it or else) There's a ton more that I can't remember right now and probably washed from my mind after ten years of retirement because I dispised them so much.

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#15 2013-09-04 13:58:35

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Jack, you are totally correct..in order to be politically correct, you must be "NEUTRAL"  that is not male or female but just "NEUTRAL..  kids cant play cowboys and Indians anymore, now its Western Americans and Native Americans. HELL, KIDS CANT EVEN PLAY REGULAR SPORTS ANYMORE, IT IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO DEFEAT SOMEONE, ..so.....if a black person comes from Canada, is he ...AFRO CANADIAN...just asking...

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#16 2013-09-04 14:22:05

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I can't help getting in on this one... I'd just call the Afro Canadian black as well as a White Canadian White.... No special titles

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#17 2013-09-04 14:40:44

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merci mon ami,  ca va bien?

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#18 2013-09-04 15:02:26

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C'est la pure verité.

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#19 2013-09-04 15:30:32

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En vino veritas. LOL  Jimbo, you're right, but like I said before, you can not use black and white any longer. It's against the PC code. Ed's example would probably be African-Canadian. How come no one ever called my grandparents and mother Eastern European Americans? Because they were more than happy to be called simply Americans, and happy that they were now citizens and part of the wonderful melting pot where you didn't need an extra discriptive handle.

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#20 2013-09-04 19:32:24

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

Jack--you reminded me of the phrase I hated most when I was working. When someone was an independent thinker, they were "not a team player". Hearing that could send me to anger management.

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#21 2013-09-04 20:20:31

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Olivia when we were younger we were taught to think for ourselves which In turn this made us a stronger person. This is no longer the case with the present generation.
Research, then verify!

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#22 2013-09-05 00:54:42

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Olivia, I also get sick of certain over used phrases:  " Team player, In the ball park and the worst offender is baby bump".

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#23 2013-09-05 09:30:30

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

this is one of the best threads.i could go on and on and on.
Man cave baby bump .And i could almost laugh in someones face when i here these so young aholes speaking in tongue.thinking they are so smart no civilan know what they are talking about ..i agree with all of choices lol .

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#24 2013-09-05 12:41:04

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

Did you get a letter today from the mail person? How freakin stupid that sounds." Can I help you"? now is a big no no. It has to be "How may I help you. No more personnel dept.either. It now is "Human Resourses Dept."
          I refuse to use any of these politically stupid changes. I love,and will stay in the "old school". The country is going wacko,and I'm glad I'm getting off this bus soon,before it crashes.

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#25 2013-09-05 13:44:07

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Re: modern euphamisms that have found their way into the language

computer "speak"  has entered our vocabulary as well,  such as instead of..."can you find it"  can you "access" it?  We don't look for anything anymore, we "GOOGLE " it.  Kids don't go out to play anymore, parents are afraid to let them out so they watch TV or play computer games. Short people are "height challenged". bald peope are follicaly challenged, poor people are "indigent"  terrorists are "freedom fighters", whatever mass media interjects is what is parroted by people tomorrow.  Rush Limbaugh has it right when he talks about "low information voters" who get their news from Colbert or that other jerk.

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