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Topic: Shut That Down
Posted By: mr randal
Subject: Shut That Down
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 3:58pm
For complaints about the linguistic absurdities of modern life.


#1- enough with "reaching out", the western world's most recent entry into the catalog of sickening self glorification and pomposity. Just because you have to "ask" someone something or "talk" to them doesn't mean you are undertaking the epic, spiritually fraught journey of a child reaching out to the universe for knowledge in a Prog Rock song.



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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 4:07pm
I agree, I just thought that was a typical American saying, which makes me cringe in the same way as "My bad" and about a gazillion others, which I try to ignore (but frequenting forums full of Americans, you can't escape from). I don't have anything against Americans, I just don't like some of the parlance but that's because I'm a cocknee Lun-dun-ah!!!


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 4:24pm
Damn. I like to think of myself as a pretty smart guy but I have no idea what this is referring too. I'd love to be educated though. Can you help me out here? My bad for being so dense. Er i.. mean...sorry


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 4:25pm
"Portfolio Piece"


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 4:46pm
Spork- the first post has been amended slightly to clarify. This is a thread for complaint about overused buzz-words or -phrases which replace existing, perfectly good words to make ordinary pursuits or actions sound more important or "authentic"; euphemistic obfuscations; ubiquitous canned responses; or obsequious new manufactured designations of various sordid sorts.
Not (tsk, Maynard-San) for singling out specific persons or cultures.

Example: using "shirting" to mean "shirts", which it does not.


Posted By: rotten03
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 4:58pm
I'm glad people have mostly stopped saying "irregardless." But people haven't slowed down on the overuse of "literally." It drives me insane, everything is LITERALLY the best <blank> someone has ever had.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 4:59pm
In San Francisco, over the last couple of years this has happened:
In most restaurants when your server comes to check on you after your food has been delivered, about 90% of the time will say "How's everything tasting for you?"



Posted By: rayw44
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 5:03pm
"Because of the fact that" Just say because.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 5:18pm
"Sales Associate"




Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 5:59pm
here you go gentlemen. Enjoy




Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:08pm
"My bad". Honestly, this is complete scrotums. I won't let this lie!


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:11pm
Poor Lisa.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:15pm
I hear ya, but "my bad" isn't really a "linguistic absurdity". There's nothing absurdly (i.e. objectively) wrong with it, nor is it an absurd exaggeration. It's simply shorthand slang. You (and I) just don't like it, subjectively. Many uses of "literally", on the other hand, are literally and objectively wrong. "Reaching out" isn't necessarily wrong, but it is an absurd exaggeration that is annoyingly uncalled for.




Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:29pm
It's totally fucking wrong. It just needs something to complete it, such as a noun. Or a compete sentence.
My bad breath.
My bad luck.
My bad dog.
My bad spelling.
My bad use of a ridiculous phrase.
My bad directions have unfortunately resulted in you taking a wrong turn and ending up
In Luxembourg. I'm dreadfully sorry.

"My bad" is "literally" wrong.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:36pm
Which would imply that verbal communication requires full sentences. Now that is truly absurd.


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:44pm
it's a slang term. I dont think people who say "my bad" think it's proper English. Australians say tons of shit I don't understand. Get on ya? Nobody is complaining about that. Shit I still don't know what that means. 


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:46pm


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:47pm
Verbal? There is no verb!
My - possessive
Bad - adjective


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by spork141 spork141 wrote:

it's a slang term. I dont think people who say "my bad" think it's proper English. Australians say tons of shit I don't understand. Get on ya? Nobody is complaining about that. Shit I still don't know what that means. 

I think most of them do think it's proper English.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:52pm
And there needn't be.

How about "my fault". Is that an absurdity?

It's obvious that "my bad" simply substitutes "bad" for "fault". It is a playful substitution, not a pompous exaggeration.


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:55pm
I wanna rock!!!!   We still good here?


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:59pm
How often do you see "my fault" written as a standalone sentence? Are you on a mission to catch me out? I think it's a shitty phrase and you're constantly pulling me up on it? Can you explain why?


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:07pm
I think all he's saying is there is a difference between what Mr randal is saying, and the phrase "my bad". It's ok to hate "my bad" because it's a shit phrase, but it's not in the same vein as misusing words to over emphasize importance. Which I think was more towards the point Mr randal was making. 

To the louie ck video I posted. Chicken wings should never be amazing, and you likely aren't friends with any geniuses. 

PS. Side note. Too many people are saying they need to itch something instead of scratch something. Is that just a new york thing? Drives me insane. 


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:13pm
My bad. Just trying to help you get on point with what this thread is and isn't about. You seem to be fouling it up (literally).

(for example, notice how you problematized my mention of "my fault" by arguing that it isn't often seen written as a standalone sentence. Note: this is not about written sentences).


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:20pm
Ishmael - I've PM'd you - so you can stop being a patronising CHAP.


Posted By: Ben
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:24pm
Lol... this is already a great thread.  For what it's worth, "my bad" might be annoying (to you), but i'm not sure you can assume that those who say it think it's proper english... I for one speak/type pretty conversationally when it's not for a grade.

Anyway, my addition: "I could care less"


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:32pm
Is Ish literally a vagina with arms and legs? How does he ever fit into those Mister Freedom shirts? Ahhh the magic of language.

That's no knock against you Brits on Denimbro. We can all agree the English easily beat us Yanks with curse words. We are still learning guys. Give us time!


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:32pm
AKA "I PM'd you, but then I realized that I needed to get the last word so I reached out to everyone".


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 7:51pm
Bollocks!!! I been wearing these Redchris R27 jeans for over a year and there isn't as much as a single bloody fade on this arse. Piss off you wanker!  **EDIT - HAHA i see Mr R is playing with word substitution again!**




Posted By: Bootsen
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 8:07pm
Fair dinkum I think you've misheard. It's "good on ya".


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 8:11pm
Originally posted by Bootsen Bootsen wrote:

Fair dinkum I think you've misheard. It's "good on ya".

haha you are correct. Sorry sir. Still don't know what it means but it rolls off the tongue nice!


Posted By: Bootsen
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 8:32pm
Originally posted by spork141 spork141 wrote:

Originally posted by Bootsen Bootsen wrote:

Fair dinkum I think you've misheard. It's "good on ya".


haha you are correct. Sorry sir. Still don't know what it means but it rolls off the tongue nice!

Now that I think about it, it's a bit hard to explain. But generally can be used where you would otherwise say 'thanks' or 'well done'.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 9:11pm
oops, sorry. Though this was a Larry Grayson tribute thread. I'd better get to work now


Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 9:33pm
Heech - I just knew you were going to say that.

Look at the muck in here...


Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 10:10pm
I got my first "hows your food tasting tonight?"  I guess that's better than "How we doing?"   As that could mean a thousand things.   

I'm a huge non-fan of "reach out."   Use "contact"   is it so hard to say, I'll contact?

I also can't stand ,  "Have a good one."    Have a good what?   Day?   Life?   Pooh?     


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Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 12:06am
"my loss is your gain"


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 1:37am
^oh yes, ST, that is a real chestnut.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 2:19am
'Heads up'. That irritates the fuck out of me.

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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 2:21am
And people who say 'I'm speachless' and then continue to gibber. If you're anything approaching speechless then just shut the fuck up.

And breathe.....

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Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 2:40am
I've only ever once seen a person use 'reach out' (and that was on this site) - I struggled to contain my laughter. Where do you guys hang out that such linguistic absurdities are commonplace enough to cause irritation instead of amusement?


Posted By: The Jerry
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 3:08am
Originally posted by spork141 spork141 wrote:

here you go gentlemen. Enjoy



goddamn that was funny


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 3:56am
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

I've only ever once seen a person use 'reach out' (and that was on this site) - I struggled to contain my laughter. Where do you guys hang out that such linguistic absurdities are commonplace enough to cause irritation instead of amusement?

I use "reach out" a lot at work. Corporate types seem to use it a lot for no reason I guess. "Do me a favor and reach out to tim and get those numbers." While I don't know why reach out seems to be particularly demonized here, I do speak out about many of the other work terms my colleagues use. 

Lets "shelf" this topic
Let's take this convo "offline"
Is this feature "net new" ?
Let's look at this at a "10,000 foot view"
What are the "deltas" between our 2 brands?
We should try and "leverage" some of the "synergies" here

And one of my favs

No reason to develop around that, it's just an "edgecase"

We used to have a board in my old office with these words and every time someone used one we would have to place a quarter in the swear jar. 

Compared the the awful list above, reach out was pretty tame, and thus, not on the board. I'll try to dig up the pic of the board and post it here. Its cringe worthy.




Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 4:11am
I don't hear many of these expressions, being that most of my conversations in English are with expats who've been based in Japan for 10-30 years.

But "reach out" made me think of the vile "lean in". I would never read this book, but I saw an interview with the author on Jon Stewart at some point. 2,571 reviews on Amazon signals to me that "lean in" has probably become a new buzzword? (edit: but, then again, perhaps this is not a term that is heard in actual conversation, but reserved, like the other terms Spork points to, for the boardroom etc)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LMTDL0" rel="nofollow - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LMTDL0


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 4:18am
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

Where do you guys hang out that such linguistic absurdities are commonplace enough to cause irritation instead of amusement?


I agree killer-b where are these people at?


Posted By: the bandanna almanac
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 4:45am
When people say, "hand-made" when they've obviously used a sewing machine. 

 


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 4:59am
Originally posted by spork141 spork141 wrote:

Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

I've only ever once seen a person use 'reach out' (and that was on this site) - I struggled to contain my laughter. Where do you guys hang out that such linguistic absurdities are commonplace enough to cause irritation instead of amusement?


I use "reach out" a lot at work. Corporate types seem to use it a lot for no reason I guess. "Do me a favor and reach out to tim and get those numbers." While I don't know why reach out seems to be particularly demonized here, I do speak out about many of the other work terms my colleagues use. 

Lets "shelf" this topic
Let's take this convo "offline"
Is this feature "net new" ?
Let's look at this at a "10,000 foot view"
What are the "deltas" between our 2 brands?
We should try and "leverage" some of the "synergies" here

And one of my favs

No reason to develop around that, it's just an "edgecase"

We used to have a board in my old office with these words and every time someone used one we would have to place a quarter in the swear jar. 

Compared the the awful list above, reach out was pretty tame, and thus, not on the board. I'll try to dig up the pic of the board and post it here. Its cringe worthy.



Some good corporate ones there spork. I think 10,000 foot view is the same as "bird's eye" view.

When something goes wrong in my corporate IT world the buzzwords for an investigation are a "drains up" or a "deep dive". I'll try to remember some of the other particularly irritating terms/expressions.

We used to play bullshit bingo whenever someone used a buzzword.


Posted By: spork141
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 7:01am
> agghhh deep dive!!! Cringing! 


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 7:05am
A lot of these seem specific to an office environment.  Glad that'll never be part of my world.


Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 7:25am
writing in 'doge'.... 'doge' in general.

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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 7:56am
Doge? What's that?

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Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 9:12am
much irritation. such rage.


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 9:49am
I'm surrounded by it working from a US/Canadian company.
"I can "talk to" those figures if you need me to?.." When they mean " I can explain those figures"
My personal annoyance is usually saved for restaurants and bars
"Hand cut chips"
- can you use a knife for mine please, flower
"Cooked to your liking"
"Servewear"

And the ultimate, being referred to as Guys in every circumstance.
"How we doing guys, ready to order"?




Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 10:10am
A lot of these are business speak ("reach out" and "talk soon") and some come from lefty PC protest activism circles ("talk to" instead of "talk about" and "lean forward").
The worst offender for use of these in the US is NPR, which eagerly dips into both pools.
The motivation for my posting this topic was an interview yesterday on All Things Considered about black parents talking to their children about how to interact with the police. I swear the announcer and her subject between them said "reach out" about twenty times, and there also was a "siloing" and about thirty "the community"s.

The first time I heard "reach out" was from LA vintage dealer business types a few years back, and their usage was nearly total from the get go. The first time I heard it seriously used in SF was last year from one of my clients, a pretentious female architect who wanted to reach out to her next door neighbor about whose duty it was to sweep their communal walkway.
Maybe the sheer self-importance of it is what is so irritating- it always makes my foot want to reach out to someone's ass when I hear it.


Posted By: *lefty*
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 10:13am
"actually" - not quite "literally" but also a pointless crutch

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Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 11:46am
"Mouthfeel"

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Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 4:50pm
for some reason 'colourway' really irritates me, despite it probably having a perfectly reasonable reason for existing.


Posted By: rotten03
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 5:48pm
Military types often say "self-licking ice cream cone." Drives me nuts.


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 6:20pm
Originally posted by Maynard Friedsan Maynard Friedsan wrote:

"My bad". Honestly, this is complete scrotums. I won't let this lie!


Complete scrotums...

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Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 6:22pm
We should have a "quick touch base."

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Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by the bandanna almanac the bandanna almanac wrote:

When people say, "hand-made" when they've obviously used a sewing machine. 

 


I believe nothing would be handmade then. I hate when people say hand made when they have obviously used a needle to hand stitch it.

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Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 6:42pm
What about fingernails?


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 6:47pm
You got me.

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 7:05pm
What about using a foot-powered sewing machine?


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 7:23pm
I don't even use my hands, it's all willpower.


Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 9:11pm
snow balls are hand made.  

some pottery is both hand made and foot made (foot powered)


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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 10:32pm


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 12:18am
Why are people's lives full of "projects" nowadays? Are fixing a car, decorating a room, knitting a jumper, writing something, taking some photographs really all "projects" or simply a mixture of work, hobbies and routine/necessary maintenance?


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 1:02am
I have projects but having a varied work life they are all work based, To me anything that happens outside work aint a project.

You only ever used to hear Gunned Down on US cop shows in recent years its on the 10 o'clock news.


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 6:53am
Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

I don't even use my hands, it's all willpower.

Jedi


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 6:55am
Likewise, my handmade bikes are all wheelpower.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2014 at 10:49am
"Archivally inclined" - just spotted in an article on the new Filson x Cabourn items. Misspelled too, unless "incined" is actually a word.
I have to admit that one is kind of amusing, so far.


Posted By: Duke Mantee
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2014 at 11:02am
'I hear you' typed (or written) in response to written (or typed) communications.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2014 at 11:05am
I see what you did there!


Posted By: Duke Mantee
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2014 at 11:06am
I hear ya!


Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2014 at 11:16am
'If I'm being honest' - am I wrong to assume that most people are not usually honest when speaking and that, for me they are making an exception?

'To be fair' - to whom I ask? The question that is never answered...


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2014 at 11:24am
If you run "Archivally inclined" through bullshit translate it means its going in the sale.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 4:38am
Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

A lot of these seem specific to an office environment.  Glad that'll never be part of my world.


I am with you on this one brother, we must do lunch.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 4:45am
Originally posted by topgearskin topgearskin wrote:


"How we doing guys"?




I'm with you on this   

But for me it's the 'we' part of it. I mean, I don't know how he's doing at all. I've just met this person. And he really wouldn't be interested in us after we've bombarded him with all our 'emotional baggage'. So why not just say: How are you? and take a deep breath hoping that we wont tell them Everything about our current lives and their complex origins.





Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 4:50am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

... and their usage was nearly total from the get go.


'Get go'!   What is get go?   
See you're doing it now.   Just say 'beginning' dude.




Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 4:53am
I'm loving this thread!

No f*#k that - I love this thread.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 5:07am
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

A lot of these seem specific to an office environment.  Glad that'll never be part of my world.


I am with you on this one brother, we must do lunch.


I want to come too but im just going to eat mine.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 5:09am
I can dig that!


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 5:12am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:




Isn't this in the wrong thread, or are you just showing off cos you've just bought one?

Or am I missing something?



Posted By: rayw44
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 5:42am
I think he's referring to the "modern luxury residences" part of the sign.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 6:00am
Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

Heech - I just knew you were going to say that.

Look at the muck in here...


No Carl, look at the muck in here!



Before this heads anywhere near the comedy thread, I ask you all this: If it takes three blokes 4 hours to clear muck from greens/tee's/fairways/semi-rough etc etc and cut greens on an 18 hole course whilst undoing cattle damage on the way (takes breath) How can it be done by two blokes in the same time?



"you do the math(s)" ?




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 6:11am
^How can it be done by two blokes in the same time?

It was your day off?


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 6:23am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

^How can it be done by two blokes in the same time?

It was your day off?


No. On a weekend. We are rota'd to do one a month

Normally, during the week we have three blokes for the first half of the day(4hrs). But on a weekend only two blokes work, and are paid 'up to 4 hours' only, plus you've got to 'factor-in' the third man's tasks.

It's a ball-ache.




Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:05am
in the indo denim(bro) world it's been de rigeur for a while to call a "piece" of clothing an "article". apart from the preciousness of it all, unless it's one of those kanji-covered evisus, i would rather wear my pants than read them!

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:30am
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:




Isn't this in the wrong thread, or are you just showing off cos you've just bought one?

Or am I missing something?



Ray is right- I was speaking truth to power about "residences".


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:31am
I think he LITERALLY wants to see these monstrous, gentrifying carbuncles closed down!


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:37am
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:




Isn't this in the wrong thread, or are you just showing off cos you've just bought one?

Or am I missing something?

I think Mark is criticizing aspects of the gentrification of SF. This is probably in concert with the tidal wave of high paid tech employees who are changing the demo of SF. This gentrification takes the form of tearing down old unique, or more interesting buildings so that generic stucco/steel/glass monstrosities can be built in their place. Just wait until there is another tech bubble and these projects will be half empty for a year or two, then will be purchase by foreign buyers with more buying power. Phoenix is no SF, but the same thing happened here and these types of projects are now mostly owned by retirees from the mid-west or east coast, or Canadians with tar sand oil money. City planners that fall prey to this never know what they had till it's gone. 

Edited to meet MF's strict grammar standards for informal forums Embarrassed


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:38am
Originally posted by Maynard Friedsan Maynard Friedsan wrote:

I think he LITERALLY wants to see these monstrous, gentrifying carbuncles closed down!

If only I could include carbuncle in an appraisal report.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:41am
That is mad.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:51am
'Hating on' seems peculiarly American although I see it has been adopted by non-Americans in numerous internet fora. I've never actually heard anyone say it in real life. I don't like it, the 'on' just seems unnecessary - what is wrong with 'hates' or 'hating' or the far more civil/genteel 'dislikes' or 'disapproves of'? Guess I'm just not down with the kids!


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:56am
Haters gonna hate, fakers gonna fake.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 8:58am
I suppose the faters will say "that's fate".


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 9:42am
Just bought a roll of Sellotape from Tesco, The packaging states "Every Roll Inspired By You"
They don't even know me? and if they did i wouldn't inspire the manufacture of sticky tape.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 9:53am
^Similarly, a coffee shop I frequent has a sign depicting croissants that reads "baked fresh daily just for you!".
I picture the counter guy inspecting the pastries at shift's end and depositing the dedicated delicacies into the trash.
"Oh, that one was Cynthia's. No Mike? And Neil never showed up!" Plop plop plop.

They also say "may I help the next guest?"
By my count, that is disingenuous on at least three points.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 9:55am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Just bought a roll of Sellotape from Tesco, The packaging states "Every Roll Inspired By You"
They don't even know me? and if they did i wouldn't inspire the manufacture of sticky tape.


Actually you might. Double sided sticky tape for hanging One Direction posters, I am picturing.


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 9:58am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:


They also say "may I help the next guest?"
By my count, that is disingenuous on at least three points.

SF is too big.  When I go to my coffee place, they say "Hey Nick".


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