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Annoying New Words And Phrases

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rocketpost1 | 12:16 Wed 04th Aug 2021 | Society & Culture
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I particularly dislike "woke" and the kind of person who would use such a word. Also "cancel culture" and going back a bit further "bi-polar" which sounds like someone who has visited both the north and the south pole. Good job it wasn't around when Jimi Hendrix wrote Manic Depression. Anyone got any other pet hates ?.

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The term “woke” which actually makes me want to scream, is pretty new to the UK: and newish in its current meaning to the US
17:36 Wed 04th Aug 2021
Maybe you should educate yourself about the meaning of bipolar...that term has been in use for several decades...

https://www.verywellmind.com/why-did-manic-depression-become-bipolar-disorder-379822

As for other words, language is constantly changing. Just a bit faster now due to how we communicate.
‘Woke’ isn’t a new word.

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/woke-what-mean-meaning-origins-term-definition-culture-387962

What ‘kind of person’ do you think uses it? It seems to be in common parlance.

‘Cancel culture’ is relatively new - but then so is rampant cancel culture.
One that annoys me is "at this moment in time",especially if preceded by "so".
My pet-hate (well, one of them) is people who write uneducated crap such as calling a diagnosed mental health condition a 'phrase'.
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To Zacs-Master : you seem a bit aggressive mate. I'd calm down if I were you. Bipolar is actually an adjective if I'm allowed to say that in my uneducated way. I'm quite depressive myself but find the old term manic-depressive much more descriptive. Have a good day.
Then you should know better. Mate.
got a live one there zacs!
I dislike people being flippant about depressive disorders.
My mother is bipolar, she suffered a lot of stigma with the label manic depressive.
That's exactly why the term was changed as you know Chelle, many people were unable to separate manic from maniac.

It is not a new word but I hate the online text BBC cricket referring to "batters". The England male team are "batsmen", and the ladies team are "batswomen".

If I ask for a spicy batter, I am not referring to Ebony Rainsford-Brent, I am asking for a coating on my fish!
Oh I had my office meetings labelled as 'manic'
and I took it rather as a compliment ( = not boring o god no never)

the company made an awful lot of moolah you know. ( not Bezos level)
I cant stand woke people who seem to use cancel culture all the time .....
Thanks mamya yes. A bit of a battle in itself, attitudes to mental health issues.

Lol @ jj

I dislike it when there is a newspaper report with gaps between paragraphs and they print a shock word there in large italics. So patronising.
// If I ask for a spicy batter, I am not referring to Ebony Rainsford-Brent,....//
nor for ebony to - - - batter me black and blue ( hur hur hur)

but for a bit of floppy cod, which we fought a war over in the seventies

I might go for one of the other spicy batterings, I think
// Cancel culture’ is relatively new - but then so is rampant cancel culture.//

no not really - rampant during the war - internment of fascists, censorship of news, not keen on the swastika - only time it was shown was Carlton terrace ( photo available) when the Ambassady died in situ

we had a gun on a plinth and the parish council 1940 voted to take it down because it might glint in the moollight and guide German bombers ( the bomber always gets thro) to bomb the Dorset village!

( sold as scrap )
PP, you’re confused again.
The term “woke” which actually makes me want to scream, is pretty new to the UK: and newish in its current meaning to the US
“Batter” may be annoying, but it’s its usage that’s new, not its meaning (mainly a baseball term)
My main complaint about 'woke' is that its use is non-grammatical. As an adjective it should be woken or awakened.

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