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BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words

Ed. 15 Nov 16 - 10:15 AM
leeneia 15 Nov 16 - 10:40 AM
Steve Shaw 15 Nov 16 - 10:49 AM
gnu 15 Nov 16 - 10:54 AM
meself 15 Nov 16 - 11:43 AM
Backwoodsman 15 Nov 16 - 12:46 PM
Dave the Gnome 15 Nov 16 - 01:03 PM
Steve Shaw 15 Nov 16 - 01:11 PM
Mrrzy 15 Nov 16 - 01:29 PM
frogprince 15 Nov 16 - 02:21 PM
Ed. 15 Nov 16 - 03:03 PM
McGrath of Harlow 15 Nov 16 - 05:25 PM
Mrrzy 15 Nov 16 - 11:12 PM
Backwoodsman 15 Nov 16 - 11:44 PM
Mr Red 16 Nov 16 - 03:25 AM
Backwoodsman 16 Nov 16 - 07:04 AM
Steve Shaw 16 Nov 16 - 07:25 AM
Jim Carroll 16 Nov 16 - 07:30 AM
Dave the Gnome 16 Nov 16 - 07:39 AM
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Subject: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Ed.
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 10:15 AM

What I mean by this is the growing trend on web forums to change words to reinforce a point.

For example, in the computer world we have long had 'Microshaft' or 'Micro$oft' up against 'Crapple'.

After the recent UK referrendum, depending on which side you support, opponents are either 'Remoaners' or 'Brexshitters'.

There are many more. The most recent I've seen was from Backwoodsman of this parish in a current thread, who articulated his distaste of Ukuleles by calling the instrument a 'Pukelele'. How very droll...

I'm sorry, but it's not original, it's not witty and it really gets my goat!

Rant over.

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 10:40 AM

I agree, Ed. I thought Pukelele was puerile.

I also dislike a similar phenomenon - misspelling lyrics (such as Wuz for Was) to make a third person seem ignorant.

(By the way, have you noticed that the hostility against instruments around here is mostly aimed at affordable instruments with non-white roots? Rich people's instruments never sound bad, apparently.)


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 10:49 AM

Shaftenfreude: feeling smug about the brexit result even though you know it means we're all f****d.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: gnu
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 10:54 AM

Don't you mean 'pet peeve'? >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: meself
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 11:43 AM

Well - at its best, this sort of thing can be original, witty, and not get MY goat; e.g. [insert inarguably original, witty, and goat-repelling 'renamed word' here]. At its worst, this sort of thing smacks of the schoolyard. I hope it hasn't gotten as bad in Britain, but in North America, the words that 'contributors to the internet' have 'renamed' as insults to those of the opposing political stripe are positively infantile, the kind of thing you and I outgrew by the time we were eight-years-old. Do I need to point out that this phenomenon started on one end of the political spectrum - guess which end? It carried on there for some time, but eventually some of the weaker-minded on the other end started to respond in kind. Of course, when you consider the childish rhetoric that was coming from one presidential candidate - who, if you can believe it, went on to win the election - what can you expect?


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 12:46 PM

Ed, Leenia....get a life.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 01:03 PM

Not specific words but when did 'peace loving' and 'do-gooder' become insults?

Just wondering

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 01:11 PM

Dunno, Dave, because I'm a member of The Silent Majority!


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 01:29 PM

Then there are the 1984esque ones - Peacekeeper for soldier, etc.

And the ones that aren't necessary because there is already another word: Worthiness (worthy is the adjective of WORTH, a perfectly good noun!)

Ah, how refreshing to be ranting about something *else.*


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: frogprince
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 02:21 PM

One current one that really does make me disgusted: "libtard"; it usually appears after inflammatory "clever" facebook posts, in comments riduled with misspelings an grahmatical errors.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Ed.
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 03:03 PM

Backwoodsman says

Ed, Leenia....get a life.

Brilliant! Anyone who disagrees with him, clearly doesn't have one.

A really odd conclusion...


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 05:25 PM

One I quite like is "Kipper" for Ukip supporter. My impression is that on the whole they don't mind it either. But that's normal enough with political insult terms. "Tory" started out as an insult. Well, of course it still is. But they use it themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 11:12 PM

Whigs and Tories dim their glories
Bending an ear to all his stories...


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 11:44 PM

Ed, as you're clearly not as clever as you like to think you are, I'll explain in simple words. 'Get a life' is another way of saying 'I don't care what you think'.

So...get a life.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Mr Red
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 03:25 AM

"get a life" only means "I don't care" in the mind of the teller.

<SMART=ASS>
Sorry to be uber-pedantic (and contrarywise to the origi-poster) but "get a life" is telling someone to do something. With implications (and I infer that) of inferiority of their opines sic.
</SMART>

Isn't lexicography, semantics, etymology and communicativeness wonderous? (;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 07:04 AM

I don't care what you think either.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 07:25 AM

I could care less either.



Oh, shit, I forgot...I'm English...


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 07:30 AM

"Folk song" never fails to get me - walks away with a grin!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 07:39 AM

Talking of which, on a slightly more serious note. where does 'Fakesong' fit in this scheme of thing?

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 07:39 AM

Or "folksy" to describe any pop song that has a violin in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A pet hate: 'Amusingly' renamed words
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 10:39 AM

where does 'Fakesong' fit in this scheme of thing?"
That's Dave Harker's take on, American folklorist Richard Dorson's invention 'Fakelore.'
Dorson's word had more validity than Harker's and was less offensive.
Jim Carroll


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