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Posted by Elrond Hubbard in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Jul 27th 2007, 09:36 PM
1. 'speaking truth to power' - used at least 1,000 times a day by DUer's. I don't know what it means, and I don't think most of them do either.

2. 'meme' - if you can't beat it into my head with a hammer and chisel, then why bother?

3. ' ' - this one causes my homicidal tendencies to boil to the surface. why do people feel the need to do this at the start of a flamewar? if i could murder a smilie, it would be this one.

4. 'holding their feet to the fire' - okay, okay, we get it already. do we all read from the same script??

5. 'IBTL' - this is the one I'm most guilty of personally. only an asshole posts 'IBTL'...kind of like...oh right, me. dammit.

6. ' ' - this is how people say 'I don't have a real argument so I'm going to pretend your argument is too stupid to respond to.'

7. 'concern' 'concern trolls' 'thanks for your concern' etc. etc. etc. - just a nasty way of insulting people who say things you don't like.

8. in general, the tendency to dogpile, groupthink, and snipe at people in place of intelligent discourse

Hey, let's show a little individuality, people. Do you want to be like the office prick who says 'think outside the box' and 'change the paradigm' every five minutes? Nobody wants to be him. If you're him, you probably don't want to be.
When a thread contains several dozen instances of 'speaking truth to power'...that's a sign of a problem.
Anyone else have some posting pet peeves on DU?
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