Words/phrases that piss you off

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Leon Declis:

DANGER- MUST SILENCE:

Leon Declis:

Well, I'll try and apply it to her.

Let's take the idea that gaming is largely a male hobby (Come on...). Anita is trying to force the majority of male gamers who may be apathetic to the female minority and force them to be equal; so rather than the male game industry cater for the male audience, she wants them to cater equally to the male and female audience at a rate of 50:50 or more.

She also dislikes many very male aspects of game culture; trash talk, "guy saves the girl", "girl being kickass is co-opting the man", reliance on violence and so on. By forcing her feminist views on a large un-feminist hobby (or to be more accurate, a large apathetic audience), she is implying that there should be an equal field even if the hobby is not really equal between men and woman.

Plus, some people just don't understand the phrase and throw it around willy-nilly, see "misogyny" for the example from the other side.

You keep using the word "force" when Sarkeesian has precisely zero power to impose her will on gamers or game developers, and that undermines your entire claim. She can't force, she has no power to do so, so instead she's talking about what she wants to see. That's not cultural Marxism by any definition you've given, that's simply expressing an opinion.

So now I'm more convinced than ever that it's a made-up thing that doesn't actually exist.

Maybe it might benefit you to reanalyze your base assumptions.

I said "trying to force". If she had power, she simply would.

Also, you say she has no power, but she has been invited to several large universities to spread her ideas, she been to several video game studios to help them develop their game ideas, and she has become the poster-girl for the movement.

So, that's some power.

No, that's not "power", that's called "communication". She has an opinion, she takes the time to articulate that opinion in a way that people can understand the logic of it and appreciate it. And those people then agree with it. That's the basic foundation of human interaction for all of history. To pretend that's "cultural Marxism" is to reveal that the term is being misused (if it ever had an appropriate use to begin with) as a way to silence people you don't want to be allowed to communicate.

She may be expressing an opinion, but she is also going to conferences to explain her opinion to others, which will affect a change on some of them and make the industry closer to her ideals.

So what? That's how a huge portion of changes in democracy take place. That's how a huge portion of changes under capitalism take place. This isn't "cultural Marxism", this is just someone having an opinion that is disliked.

Would you like a "for example"? Anita has recently become very good friends with Christopher Poole a.k.a. Moot. After they publicly met, Moot has changed a lot about 4chan, including hiring more feminist mods and encouraging a more liberal atmosphere instead of the previous freedom of speech atmosphere. There is something she has changed for other people whether they liked it or not.

So a woman made a convincing argument to a man, and he agreed with it enough to change the policies he enforces on the forum he pays for and this is so frightening that we have to invoke Karl Marx just to trick people into thinking it's bad?

"You haven't done the research"/"You're just mis-informed"

I don't talk much. I as such, I tend to do some flippin research. I've always reserved a special place in a furnace near my heart for these phrases, so unless you're gonna supply some math pretty damn sharpish piss off.

The fact that the last two months have been followed up by "evidence" in the form of rambling, 40 minute youtube videos that are trying to kill the very concept of logic certainly hasn't helped my mood.

Envy Omicron:
I hope the title is fairly self-explanatory, just share some words/phrases that piss you off. Here are mine:

-"Racial Realism"
-Feminazi
-Social Justice Warrior
-Anything that refers to people with autism in a derogatory manner
-Anything that refers to LGBT people in a derogatory manner
-PC Police
-"Cultural Marxism"

What can I say... judging from your choice words I'd say you are a member of the PC Police yourself. "Political Correctness" is pretty much the only word that pisses me off. For what it represents.

I'm increasingly turned off by a lot of the social justice buzzwords that get thrown around, seemingly in lieu of actual discussion, logic or evidence. Just say enough of the magic words, and anybody who disagrees with you will be a troll or cyber-bully who you can condemn or ignore at your preference.

"Privilege" used as a shorthand for the liberal version of Original Sin.
"Troll" or "harasser" or "cyber-bully" used to mean "somebody who disagreed with me"
"Power dynamic", "patriarchy", "cultural norms" - all invoked in the exact same way that a few centuries ago people would be earnestly invoking the names of gods to explain away complex phenomena.
"Slur" - for some reason this one really grates. "Slur" is what I do after ten beers. If you mean "insult", say "insult"; don't use needlessly academic or prissy language to try to appear more authoritative.
"X-face". Originally just used in the context of "blackface", this has turned into yellowface, redface... I even saw "blindface" unironically used to describe a cosplayer who was dressed as a blind anime character. There's a point where this needs to stop, and we passed that point some time ago...
"X-gate". Watergate. Dianagate. Gamergate. JUST STOP.

Also, it enrages me when people (often American) just say stuff with no regard for whether it stands up to a second's grammatical scrutiny. They just out and say it and reason, "hey, they knew what I meant, no need to be pedantic". No, you idiots, you don't get to invent your own idioms, what you're saying is just incorrect. E.g.:

"I could care less"
"I got to thinking" - how does this make grammatical sense? "I got thinking" just about works. "I started thinking", that's fine. You wouldn't say "I was hungry, so I got to eating", would you?
"The hammer fell on your foot? Be lucky it wasn't your head!" - Jesus wept. Consider yourself lucky [it wasn't...], *or* be grateful [it wasn't...]. You can't just mash the two together into a bastardised pseudo-sentence.

...and so on. Rant over. (for now)

''Don't judge me.''

It strikes me as rather hypocritical. From my experience people judge others every day. Be it about things big or small.

Batou667:
"Privilege" used as a shorthand for the liberal version of Original Sin.

I agree with you. I'm all for making (young) people aware of how bad institutionalized racism was at certain points in history; but I don't think white people should be made to feel guilty for crimes from a very long time ago, simply because they were commited by other white people.

Tiamattt:
It's been said before but Weeaboo always seems to grinds my gears, especially since it's always used wrong. Preferring to hear animes in Japanese over English apparently means you're obsessed with the entire Japanese culture, or at least that's how everyone that I've seen use that dumb word seems to think. Like seriously if you're going to use a stupid sounding insult you could at least use it correctly.

And sometimes, even expressing an interest in anime, manga or anything Japanese makes you a weeaboo.

You know, since liking American media means that I desperately want to be one./sarcasm

(Funny how it never applies to media from other countries, huh?)

Twintix:
And sometimes, even expressing an interest in anime, manga or anything Japanese makes you a weeaboo.

More often than not, ''weeaboo'' is only used to refer to those who are obnoxious about their penchant for Japanese stuff and/or those who get overly defensive someone else says they don't really care for anime.

That defensiveness is one of my biggest issues with anime-fandom. That and the fact that the line between ''I appreciate this medium'' and ''I'm using this medium as something to make myself come off as cool, different and interesting because it's niche.'' can get really blurred, especially to outsiders.

Some examples of the aforementioned defensiveness:

https://twitter.com/AdamSessler/status/525152979855224832
https://twitter.com/devincf/status/487024328064516096

And some recommended reading for not falling into the same trap:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2014-08-22/.77818
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2014-08-29/.78050

Just so you know, I'm really into anime, manga and other types of Japanese pop culture. I'd love nothing more than to introduce more people to parts of it. That said, it's never going to be liked by everyone. Some people just don't like anime, and that' fine. Other people just don't like super hero movies, others still just don't like musicals, others just don't like ballet. I could go on but you get the idea.

I will concede that certain people who don't like anime can be real dicks about it, but that's life,and it shouldn't deter anyone who does from enjoying it.

(wow, that post turned out longer than expected)

Lilani:
I hate people who are my age or younger calling me "hun." It feels kind of condescending.

Oh true? I call one of my female friends 'hun' all the time and never thought anything of it. Maybe I should stop.

BathorysGraveland2:

Oh true? I call one of my female friends 'hun' all the time and never thought anything of it. Maybe I should stop.

What if SHE doesn't find it condescending and takes it in the spirit it is meant? You could ask her?

In the context of football (soccer) the terms 'false-nine' and 'double-pivot' drives me tatas. Fucking stupid terms.

Chicken 'n' chips. CHICKEN 'N' CHIPS. Jesus.H.Christ I'm not sure it's the way people say it or how it rhymes, but god damn do I hate this phrase more than people who try to subtly insert their political ideologies into every post.

There is a lot of words, phrases, that piss me off.

Anything involved in that rubbish about trying to desperately make ever more stupid non existant names for gender, etc.
Cisgender. What the bouncing f*ck is that supposed to be?! Stupid, is the answer to that.

There's a small ammount of proper definitions and that's all we need.

hetersosexual
lesbian
homosexual
bisexual

female
male
hermaphrodite. Both genders.
transgender. As in, someone who started out as the opposite gender.
transvestite. Someone who likes wearing the clothes of the opposite gender.

One moron REALLY pissed me off on a goth group on facebook.
He was quite clearly a attention seeking crossdresser heterosexual.
And he was'nt ever goth, either.
But instead of going for the logical route. I am a transvestite and I am heterosexual.

He did this. Because he was a desperate,attention seeking, fake.
He was always playing the victim. Wearing womens clothes in a really stupid way.
No real transvestite would dress that badly. And the concept of being a transvestite was just too functional and logical for him to use in his schtick.

Got as far as saying he was a woman. Despite showing zero feminine charactaristics at all.
Showed no interest in actually being a woman. Wanted to keep his penis and testacles.
He got banned. Thank goodness!
The sheer ammount of pandering non word garbage that thing caused! It was sickening.

I swear, the concept of being a transvestite has passed these people by. It passed everyone who fell for it by, in that case.

Social justice warrior. Moronic. Another word to describe a fake activist.

Guestimate. I freaking hate that word.

Some things, while potentially annoying, are accurate.
Sheeple. That is just like saying sheep to describe the easily influenced. It's just a tad annoying as a word.

DaedricDuke:
Chicken 'n' chips. CHICKEN 'N' CHIPS. Jesus.H.Christ I'm not sure it's the way people say it or how it rhymes, but god damn do I hate this phrase more than people who try to subtly insert their political ideologies into every post.

That is annoying. Using 'n' in anything is very annoying.

Any form of brain washed, sheepeople or drink the Cool aid piss me off, if you really think the only way a person can disagree with you is by brainwashing then you need to relieve you're the one being brain washed.

Also neck beard I hate all the insults that come up in the PC debates from both sides but this one is the worst because to me it sounds like "You're ugly so you're wrong."

This kind of phrase: "I don't mean to be rude, but..." immediately followed up by a rude statement.

If you're going to be rude then be rude. I say harmful and inappropriate things all the time but, unless I'm in sarcasm mode, I always mean what I say. The amount of inherent deceit that goes into crafting a statement that "Doesn't mean to do the thing it's totally going to do" is disgusting to me. It reveals a personality that is both cowardly and treacherous.

"Tell it like it is"
Commonly used as an excuse to glorify disrespecting the feelings of others.

"freedom"
For two reasons:
1) Used often in political slogans by people who support one freedom while simultaneously trying to take down another.
2) Used frequently to justify being a creep to others. "Hey it's a free country."

Uriel_Hayabusa:

Twintix:
And sometimes, even expressing an interest in anime, manga or anything Japanese makes you a weeaboo.

More often than not, ''weeaboo'' is only used to refer to those who are obnoxious about their penchant for Japanese stuff and/or those who get overly defensive someone else says they don't really care for anime.

Honestly I've never seen it use that way before today, guess I was fortunate in that regard. Like I said before the only time I've seen it used is as a insult for people's listening preferences. Now naturally there's going to be obnoxious overly defensive people on both sides of the fence and sadly enough they're always the loudest, but still no reason to resort to childish name calling. Not saying that you do it but for those "more often than not" situations the only thing it leads to is escalation while solving nothing, unless the purpose is to drag out the obnoxiousness even further.

sageoftruth:
"Tell it like it is"
Commonly used as an excuse to glorify disrespecting the feelings of others.

Well said, ''Real talk'' is another phrase used in a similar manner, and both are - above all else - a good indicator that the person saying it isn't open to any form of discussion.

Uriel_Hayabusa:

Twintix:
And sometimes, even expressing an interest in anime, manga or anything Japanese makes you a weeaboo.

More often than not, ''weeaboo'' is only used to refer to those who are obnoxious about their penchant for Japanese stuff and/or those who get overly defensive someone else says they don't really care for anime.

That defensiveness is one of my biggest issues with anime-fandom. That and the fact that the line between ''I appreciate this medium'' and ''I'm using this medium as something to make myself come off as cool, different and interesting because it's niche.'' can get really blurred, especially to outsiders.

Some examples of the aforementioned defensiveness:

https://twitter.com/AdamSessler/status/525152979855224832
https://twitter.com/devincf/status/487024328064516096

And some recommended reading for not falling into the same trap:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2014-08-22/.77818
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2014-08-29/.78050

Just so you know, I'm really into anime, manga and other types of Japanese pop culture. I'd love nothing more than to introduce more people to parts of it. That said, it's never going to be liked by everyone. Some people just don't like anime, and that' fine. Other people just don't like super hero movies, others still just don't like musicals, others just don't like ballet. I could go on but you get the idea.

I will concede that certain people who don't like anime can be real dicks about it, but that's life,and it shouldn't deter anyone who does from enjoying it.

(wow, that post turned out longer than expected)

I might've gotten the wrong idea here, but I never claimed that there aren't people who are way too defensive about anime. Like other types of media, it has its fair share of oversensitive people and jackasses. Nor did I state that people spewing out Japanese phrases even though they hardly know the language isn't cringe-inducing and, honestly, kinda dumb. Which it is. (My god, if I could go back in time, I would sock my 14-year old self right in the face for doing that unironically. And labeling myself an "otaku", even though they're looked down upon and the word is used as an insult in Japan...)

I just said that I've seen people say that they like anime/manga/something Japanese and immediately get labeled as "weeaboos".

Normally I'm not particularly bothered by gramatical variations or errors, language evolves so I think it's kind of inevitable. There's only one phrase at the top of my head that irks me a little and thats 'on accident', I know it's more of an American thing, but man it's 'by accident' 'BY'!

I know some people get really wound up by the use of language though. I just read an article in a local newspaper commentating on the terrible state of 'today's youth' and their use of English language as well the rigour of universities. Why? Because of his eavesdropping on a female student chatting with her friend on the bus who happen to say 'like' a lot. I just thought that was just incredibly priggish.

Lots of memes but the one that annoys me the most is "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY", not because the phrase itself, but because they use it without realizing that the phrase is satirical of people buying useless shitty products because the look good...

Which ironically applies to most things they show in these memes.

Non-GG: Bae, Shawty (what the hell do these even mean?) "could care less," sheeple (used unironically,) "[# of dislikes] must be..." on youtube, and the ever prevalent "like"

GG: Feminazi and SJW (when applied to people who are actually being somewhat reasonable and not Tumblr nutjobs)

Straight White male, virgin, socially awkward (when used as a blanket insult in an attempt to devalue someone's opinion. Because they're basically the current way to bully "geeks" or "nerds" but used under the pretense of feminism. And because it's just soooo progressive and feminist to imply that a man has less value if he hasn't had sex. It's no wonder GG gained so much steam)

Dead, Death, threat, rape, gate, gamers, doxxing

Irregardless.

I understand why someone would use that word, but please look it up in the dictionary, don't find it (you can't find it) and then realize it's NOT A FUCKING WORD. NOT EVEN A FUCKING MADE UP WORD THAT EXISTS. FUCK.

Emanuele Ciriachi:

What can I say... judging from your choice words I'd say you are a member of the PC Police yourself. "Political Correctness" is pretty much the only word that pisses me off. For what it represents.

youre not usuing the term "PC-Police" unironically are you?

I mean come on thats almost up there with "sheeple" thease days

"Biased".

Because basically the Internet has redefined it to mean "does not support my pre-formed opinions 100%".

Anyone calling another "biased" for that reason is welcome to fellate a weedwhacker.

Recently?

SJW. Misogynist. Harassment. Condoning. Ethics. Corruption. Terrorist.

In general?

Anything that makes me want to say "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Hey, I found a phrase that actually does piss me off! Unfortunately, it's not an English phrase.

「申し訳ございません」 - "Moushiwake gozaimasen" => "I'm terribly sorry."

Linguistically, it's nothing more than an especially polite apology, often given by service staff for being unable to fulfill a customer's request. In practice at least in my experience, it's essentially no different from "fuck off", in that once the "moshiwake" gets dropped whoever on staff you're dealing with has signaled that they're done dealing with you and your requests that they don't know how to serve, and rather than trying to work the disagreement or dissatisfactory service out with you like adults, they'd really like you to go away now.

It's a perfect demonstration of how people can express thorough contempt for the person they're dealing with while never resulting to a personal insult and maintaining the utmost politeness in their word choices.

Decimate means to reduce by one tenth, not completely obliterate/wipe out.

Vault101:

Emanuele Ciriachi:

What can I say... judging from your choice words I'd say you are a member of the PC Police yourself. "Political Correctness" is pretty much the only word that pisses me off. For what it represents.

youre not usuing the term "PC-Police" unironically are you?

I mean come on thats almost up there with "sheeple" thease days

Remember what is not political correctness, calling me a f*cking n*gger straight to my face. Remember, not permitting blatant bigotted acts in public to be met with support or indifference but instead contempt IS...politically correct, so it definitely ain't all bad and anybody scared of it needs to grow up, even if they're 70+ years of age.

Also relevant since I asked this guy this question and generally agree[1]:

[1] Will eventually chop this up and put it on my own channel

White Knight. Yes, some people help others for selfish reasons. Shocker! But assuming any guy who ever helped a woman only did so to get in her pants infuriates me. If I saw a woman being assaulted, I'd hit the guy with a heavy object, ask her if she were all right, and walk away. That's it. Is it really so difficult to believe that a guy could help a woman because it's the right goddamn thing to do?

Umm, Like, You Know. This is just, like, you know, filler. I know people who use those four words more than actual words when they talk. Seriously. I've counted. Also knew a girl who used "fuckin'" the same way.

Gamergate. Don't. Just don't. You lose just by bringing this up. Yes, by my own reasoning, I have now lost the thread. I shall slink away in shame.

You're Either With Us Or Against Us. Right, because in a universe of infinite possibility the only thing that matters is your petty crusade, and the only choices you can see are join it or fight it. Thanks for making my decision so easy, you mindless, antagonistic twat.

No Homo, But.... Got news for ya, Broseph. Your ignorant Broseph friends are going to call you a faggot no matter what you say. It's how insecure males bond. I used to drive this homophobe at work crazy by saying things like, "I thought Brokeback Mountain was a beautiful film." Nice to know I can do the same to you.

"PC" because of course they don't actually believe that stuff. They're just being "politically" correct. Often spouted by the douche-bags who think people are hating them for speaking the "truth" rather than the fact that their douche-bags.

Sheeple for similar reasons.

I hate being refereed to as babe, bae or baby girl. Not just in pick ups, I know people who call everyone that and it's F'king annoying. I also dislike dear (elderly get a pass but I still don't like it. If someone uses it on-line it almost always sound condescending), sweetums, cutey, hun, sweetheart, love, bro, buddy, dudette and cuz. I much rather people use my actual name or the appropriate pronoun though I don't mind laddie and lassie oddly enough.

For a phrase, variations of "god has a plan" or "everything happens for a reason". When someone said that to my mother after my grandfather died having spent the last few years barely even recognising his own family due to dementia I was very close to punching her in the face. I know she was trying to be comforting but ARGGHH.

Vault101:
youre not usuing the term "PC-Police" unironically are you?

I mean come on thats almost up there with "sheeple" thease days

I am absolutely serious. Especially in the light of many recent events where so-called progressive have banded together to insult or threaten the job of people whose opinions they dislike. If "PC-Police" offend these people, it's because they realize how appropriate it is.

Emanuele Ciriachi:

I am absolutely serious. Especially in the light of many recent events where so-called progressive have banded together to insult or threaten the job of people whose opinions they dislike. If "PC-Police" offend these people, it's because they realize how appropriate it is.

it always strikes me as just being angry people are calling you out on something

I must say that some of the anger expressed in this thread over (mostly) harmless phrases troubles me more than a little. Good example:

DANGER- MUST SILENCE:
Hey, I found a phrase that actually does piss me off! Unfortunately, it's not an English phrase.

「申し訳ございません」 - "Moushiwake gozaimasen" => "I'm terribly sorry."

Linguistically, it's nothing more than an especially polite apology, often given by service staff for being unable to fulfill a customer's request. In practice at least in my experience, it's essentially no different from "fuck off", in that once the "moshiwake" gets dropped whoever on staff you're dealing with has signaled that they're done dealing with you and your requests that they don't know how to serve, and rather than trying to work the disagreement or dissatisfactory service out with you like adults, they'd really like you to go away now.

It's a perfect demonstration of how people can express thorough contempt for the person they're dealing with while never resulting to a personal insult and maintaining the utmost politeness in their word choices.

It honestly sounds more like you take poorly to being told off, even if it's in a polite yet firm manner.

I'm not a fan of most superfluities but the phrase 'in any way, shape or form' really grates on me; often because used out of context.

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