We pull out our cheat card instead – it lists things that may inspire hatred. Some of these are still too controversial, so we opt for the most agreeable one. We manage to agree that we both dislike it when people talk in the cinema. Although hate is too strong a word, and we can only bring ourselves to dislike the activity and not the people themselves. By Ruth’s definition this would probably make Clive and I compatible. Compatibly passive, argument averse, and showing a preference for resolving conflict through discussion.
Just in time for the new year, Lake Superior State University has delivered on its decades-old tradition of publishing a “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.” The annual, jocular list began in 1976, with words and phrases like “meaningful” (which lost all of its meaningfulness at the time) and “call for resignation” as a publicity stunt to promote the university’s existence. Since then it has grown into a crowdsourced list of the latest clichés to have been birthed from pop culture, and even text speech made this list of words we “<3” to hate for 2009.
As usual, hit up the read link for more. I’m actually surprised that rick roll isn’t on that list…