Explain Yourself

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  1. May Benot

    May Benot Active Member
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    So many new words these days ...

    Have you come across any instances of this? :D

    'mansplaining': a term of derision, where-in a professional female man-hater chooses to be insulted when a man goes out of his way to be helpful. The female version of mansplaining is of course bitchsplÄiníng, the difference being that it isn't designed to be helpful and only occurs in the middle of a ball game.
     
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    Another one is "Hangry'
    " I'm being nasty because I'm hungry"
     
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    Nope can't say I've heard of those yet....I hope I don't... I know language has to evolve but it seems to be changing at a super-fast rate in the last few years..and those words are just ridiculous...
     
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    Yes well, they've been added to the Oxford Dictionary
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...words-oxford-english-dictionary-a8187786.html
    along with..Humblebrag
    to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievements
    seems there's thousands more I didn't know either o_O


    I was to-ing and fro-ing 'tween sites so definitions may vary :oops:
     
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    I feel the same as Holly and I find new words 'irritating'
    Or should that be - irriblantanly garbled hangry ............ :rolleyes:
     
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    It's all the new gender neutral words and definitions they are coming up with now days that throw me for a loop.
     
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    Pansexual =not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
    so it doesn't matter who or what, anything goes? ... so confusing!
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    What about Froyo ( yes, a new dictionary word)
    why can't they just say Frozen yoghurt? ...is it because they text so much that they can no longer say 2 words together?!
     
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    . see that dot..that is how much I care about new words :D
     
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    But ... how are you going to talk with your grankids if you can't speak their language? o_O
     
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    The same way I do now, in my language with lots of love and hugs. :)
     
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    They can talk correctly are go home:)
     
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    I thought you were joking until I read the link.

    In the first place, he was extremely rude to interrupt her. To interrupt her to correct a word that didn't suit him is even worse. Peoplekind? Really? The word mankind means man and all his kind. That includes men, women and children. How much clearer could it be? He said today that he was just joking. Mmmmm, OK. He is being ridiculed around the world.
     
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    Perhaps as a French speaking person, Trudeau simply translated the English "mankind" into "Humanit'e" which does reference itself back into humanity and is all inclusive. There really isn't a French word for "mankind" in that context.
    Either way, to burn so many brain cells whilst trying to be politically correct is ludicrous.
     
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    Even so, the man knew the meaning on 'mankind' regardless. You think he was trying to get props for coming up with a 'new' word.
     
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    He said he was joking...he said it was a joke he would make at home, and he should have known better to say it out loud in public..he said it was taken out of context.... I say, he's a numpty, and was just trying to be a smart arse...
     
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    It is seldom that I have to google a word but "numpty" was a must. Even spell check doesn't like it but BOOM..........it's a real word and in my opinion, one that is quite appropriate in this case.
     
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