"That's really not appropriate" "Do you think that was appropriate?" etc. -- these are pissy little phrases that imply a watered-down, corporatized version of "proper." "Proper" is stuffy and victorian but at least it's honest, implying a vast structure of social obligation. "Appropriate" is like a sneaky, underhanded version of this -- it pretends to be non-judgemental but it isn't.
— Stuart from | Language | 1.13.2011 | Comments (1)
Long website titles.
Title too long = instant chore for site fans, who must edit to fit on phone screen/computer dropdown menu. Make it easy for us to love/frequent your site and keep it brief; save the full description for the About Us page.
— Pinky from Cube Farm | Internet | 12.31.2010 | Comments (0)
Aggressive Merry Christmas-ing.
I hear people say "This is America! Say Merry Christmas!" and see signs of businesses reading "WE SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS" as if "Happy Holidays" were an insult. The Jewish-Athiest in me feels really welcome here in the midwest ...
— Acacia from Peoria, IL | Religion | 12.27.2010 | Comments (3)
This epitomizes the 'gourmet' trend and people's tendencies to enjoy expensive items more. Are you really seven times more satisfied paying as much for the same amount of pizza? It's pizza! This happens with fried foods, comfort foods, etc. Long live Thai food!
— Biffy from Brooklyn, NY | Dining | 11.30.2010 | Comments (0)
"Make no mistake..."
This is along the lines of "quite frankly," or "honestly," except it's especially popular with the politico set. I think George Bush said it in some speech about rounding up the evildoers, and since then everybody who wants their opinion to sound manly has been writing it. "Make no mistake" -- thanks for correcting me in advance. I might have been about to have a thought that was contrary to yours and incorrect. Close one! p.s. I'll cut you.
— Stuart from | Conversation | 11.26.2010 | Comments (0)