Buzzwords

Discussion in 'Word Games' started by LadyOnArooftop, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Jo_King

    Jo_King Guest

    "gaslighting"? been used in the media of late, had to look it up. still not easy to understand.
     
  2. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Expert

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    Just asked the other half what a 'Karen' was and got told if i don't know I'm definitely not 'Woke' :rolleyes:. I suspect it might be for the best, seeing as I'm a white, lower middle-class, nimby, "don't mind illegal-immigrants as long as they don't come and live next door" type of person.
     
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  3. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Expert

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    "collective amnesia" What British special forces were said to be suffering from when questioned about possible war crimes in Afghanistan... hmmmmmmmm!
     
  4. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    I too am baffled by the use of the term 'a Karen', until I looked up the definition. Not the Urban Dictionary one, of course.
    Apparently it is 'a member of an indigenous people of eastern Burma (Myanmar) and western Thailand'.
    So, I cannot understand why people are referring to a remote ethnic people who probably never use U.K. chat rooms.

    Might I also add that a variety of forenames have been used over the years, usually as a form of derogation.
    An extra point for getting 'woke' into your comment too.
    :)
     
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  5. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    I knew there was another buzzword that I had overlooked which is still getting the occasional mention in the media, namely, 'quantitative easing'
    It's just another diversionary euphemism which the media is using to deflect the issue of financial embarrassment to the country.
     
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    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    And, you can never escape the ubiquitous, "worst case scenario"! Using the phrase IS now becoming the worst case scenario!!!
    :rolleyes:
     
  7. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    How about the "family bubble" ?
     
  8. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    This week's most overused idiom just has to be 'no brainer'!!!
    I'm beginning to think that is in common usage by people without a brain.
    :rolleyes:
     
  9. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    I might have guessed names who would "like " this post :)
     
  10. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    I guess that means you are a "snob" then ?
     

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