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8/29/2021 11:34 am  #51


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

"kiddo"


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9/16/2021 7:35 pm  #52


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Mischevious.

because it ISN"T A FUCKING WORD


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9/17/2021 12:51 pm  #53


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

I don't know if there's still time to wrap this one's umbilical cord around it's neck,
but the other day at work I had to say, "sometimes [co-worker] Teams'es me"


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9/17/2021 6:19 pm  #54


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

That's grim.  Haven't heard it before.  Hate.  Let's put that apple on the head of "circle back around" and give the gun to a person with alternative sight.


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9/18/2021 2:27 pm  #55


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

monster wrote:

Mischevious.

because it ISN"T A FUCKING WORD

Ooh, Momdigr didn't like that one!  She can't say it any other way.
 


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9/25/2021 11:22 am  #56


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Lawrence O'Donnell started absolutely wearing out "(I) really appreciate it" on Last Word (MSNBC?) a long time ago.
Over and over, after every guest.
Now it is spreading.
Woodshed time.

 

9/25/2021 1:28 pm  #57


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

I read "impactful" used in an non-ironic context recently.  I was to the idea being discussed but, honestly, that word was definitely a buzzkill.

Get thee to a woodshed!


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10/02/2021 12:10 pm  #58


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

I don't get the hate for 'impactful' I find it a perfectly acceptable word

 

10/02/2021 2:22 pm  #59


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

DanaC wrote:

I don't get the hate for 'impactful' I find it a perfectly acceptable word

I noticed you used 'acceptable' rather than 'cromulent'. I'm not sure what that's about but it makes me wonder why you hate the baby Jesus.

Impactful sounds lazy to me. Like 'interesting'. It doesn't really offer any insight into how or why or in what way it was 'impactful'. Unless its referring to boxers, bullets, or some other alliterative word that relates to things that hit other things, there are a passel of other words that are probably better choices. For instance:


  • affecting,
  • emotional,
  • impressive,
  • moving,
  • poignant,
  • stirring,
  • touching


  • eloquent,
  • expressive,
  • meaningful,
  • significant


  • demonstrative,
  • excitable,
  • feeling,
  • passionate,
  • responsive,
  • sensitive


  • exciting,
  • inspirational,
  • provoking,
  • rousing,
  • stimulating


  • dramatic,
  • histrionic,
  • melodramatic,
  • theatrical
  • (also theatric)


  • cathartic








 


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10/02/2021 8:52 pm  #60


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Those are too specific, Impactful is clear as mud but it covers the ground.
Gooses your imagination, dredges up evcil thoughts from your subconscious... and in some cases conscious..


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10/03/2021 6:27 am  #61


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Impactful just reminds me of interminable meeting which are not.


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10/03/2021 7:50 am  #62


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Impactful is much like any word - it has its place and does not benefit from overuse







In fact, you could say  it becomes less impactful the more it is used

 

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10/04/2021 10:17 am  #63


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

DanaC wrote:

Impactful is much like any word - it has its place *cough*behindthewoodshed*cough* and does not benefit from overuse

DanaC wrote:

In fact, you could say  it becomes less impactful the more it is used

I see what you did there.


 


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10/04/2021 12:19 pm  #64


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

That was effective.

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10/04/2021 3:40 pm  #65


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

monster wrote:

Let's put that apple on the head of "circle back around" and give the gun to a person with alternative sight.

Wait. I need "circle back around" for when I ignored someone's emails for over a week.
 


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10/05/2021 6:13 am  #66


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

If you're using the mindful next level thinking you do realize that we can circle back around unpacking what is needful and healthful while we get the vaccine into arms and it will be in their DNA.




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10/05/2021 10:00 am  #67


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Undertoad wrote:

That was effective.

I'm wearing a mask and I've had both shots, so not to worry. ;)
 


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10/14/2021 5:45 pm  #68


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

"Toxic Work Environment"

So over-used it's completely meaningless


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10/14/2021 5:46 pm  #69


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

...I mean it's good people are speaking out and not putting up with bullying and discrimination in the workplace but......


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity  Amelia Earhart
 

10/14/2021 9:47 pm  #70


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Trending

“After two days of treatment, [Bill Clinton's] white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,”  

in this example... wtf is wrong with the word decreasing?

 


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity  Amelia Earhart
 

10/14/2021 9:53 pm  #71


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

I can live with the word, it does have it's uses..... but this is beyond the pale.  "Trending on instagram", for example, is fine with me.  I guess I'll shortly be trending towards bed.


 


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10/14/2021 11:40 pm  #72


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Technically, decreasing is steadily decreasing, while trending down means increasing and decreasing erratically, as many measurements tend to do, but the decreases are bigger than the increases.

 

10/15/2021 12:11 am  #73


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

I disagree.  But doesn't make any difference, I'm too old to be hip with the language.  Get off my green recreational area!


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10/15/2021 1:05 pm  #74


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

if "trending" were exchangeable with "decreasing" then in order to mean "decreasing" we'd have to say "taking a precipitous dive" and then how would you describe what that used to mean?


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10/15/2021 6:30 pm  #75


Re: Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot

Clodfobble wrote:

Technically, decreasing is steadily decreasing, while trending down means increasing and decreasing erratically, as many measurements tend to do, but the decreases are bigger than the increases.

okay...

But what is "creasing" then?  



Oh, OH!  A straight line!


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