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  • Zomoniac 8 Mar 2017 06:44:11 9,177 posts
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    Lit. It apparently means amazing (I think). It seems to have sprung up suddenly and now all the young 'uns are saying it.
  • Dougs 8 Mar 2017 07:31:56 81,005 posts
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    cov wrote:
    recently we have had an infection of... and I don't even want to write it...

    disbenefits

    *sob*
    What on earth is wrong with 'cost'?!
  • cov 8 Mar 2017 07:42:21 1,618 posts
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    @Dougs

    Its an abomination :)
  • RobTheBuilder 8 Mar 2017 08:05:30 6,717 posts
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    Disbenefits is utterly irredeemable
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2016 8 Mar 2017 08:06:05 42,934 posts
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    "when is International men's day"

    It's November 19th
  • GoatApocalypse 8 Mar 2017 08:08:45 2,613 posts
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    Starting to think PES is Richard Herring.
  • LittleSparra 8 Mar 2017 10:34:31 5,735 posts
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    cov wrote:
    recently we have had an infection of... and I don't even want to write it...

    disbenefits

    *sob*

    In one document we have: outcome, deliverable, impact, benefit, and goal
    Urghhh
  • ghostgate2001 8 Mar 2017 17:57:36 457 posts
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    cov wrote:
    recently we have had an infection of... and I don't even want to write it...

    disbenefits

    *sob*
    I know the description is over-used, but "disbenefits" is genuinely Orwellian...

    Given, for instance, the word good, there was no need for such a word as bad, since the required meaning was equally well indeed, better expressed by ungood. All that was necessary, in any case where two words formed a natural pair of opposites, was to decide which of them to suppress. Dark, for example, could be replaced by unlight, or light by undark, according to preference.

    - George Orwell, "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
    Appendix: THE PRINCIPLES OF NEWSPEAK

    :(
  • DrStrangelove 8 Mar 2017 18:25:29 10,421 posts
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    Just like "disadvantage"
  • b0rk 8 Mar 2017 18:32:08 6,814 posts
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    "problematic"

    Kermode uses this a lot. It's a lazy way of describing something you have a problem with without actually saying what the fucking problem is.
  • shamblemonkee 8 Mar 2017 18:47:53 16,852 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    Lit. It apparently means amazing (I think). It seems to have sprung up suddenly and now all the young 'uns are saying it.
    It's actually pretty old and mostly American I think. But yes.
  • Zomoniac 20 Mar 2017 21:34:38 9,177 posts
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    "Acca". Hideous 'word' that seems to be on every other advert on TV.
  • Juz 20 Mar 2017 23:49:01 2,971 posts
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    "Curate"

    Am I behind the times, cos this seems to be everywhere?

    I should curate a list of shit uses.
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