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Old 12-04-2023, 07:38 PM
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I used to pride myself in having a fairly solid grasp of the English Language.

But then, I also used to be a Republican.

Not that I am suggested that those two statements bear any relationship to each other.

Oxford University Press has named ‘rizz’ as its word of the year
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Old 12-04-2023, 08:05 PM
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I heard about this word the youth are using nowadays recently. They also use terms as 'shipping it up' to indicate they are in a relationship with someone. Silly. Also, rizz could easily be mistaken for jizz, which in my opinion doesn't call to mind a very attractive visual.
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i code-switch aggressively and i have had multiple people be genuinely shocked to find out that i am not in my early 20s just because they've only seen me Chatting Informally Online and not seen me switch into adult mode

please learn to code switch
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God I just snortlaughed at Salesfags.

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Old 12-05-2023, 12:31 AM
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it's also pretty common in modern 4chan, to such an extent that i'm informed that if you want to refer to someone as being a homosexual male, you can describe them as a "gayfag".
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Old 12-05-2023, 03:15 AM
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i code-switch aggressively and i have had multiple people be genuinely shocked to find out that i am not in my early 20s just because they've only seen me Chatting Informally Online and not seen me switch into adult mode

please learn to code switch
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People at my job can tell that I consider them a real friend and not just a coworker if they ever hear me swear.

I don't know if they know or care that that's what it means, but it is.

I would be genuinely shocked to find that you were in your early 20s, just given what I know about your contributions to our field. Unless you were doing commits from the womb.
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I've never heard, or read the term "rizz" until just now.

Of course 20 years ago the word of the year was "metrosexual", a term I never see used anywhere. I would venture nobody else does as well. I forgot all about the term actually.

rizz will be remembered by no one in the year 2043
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yeah, actually early 50s. but i can see why people who just see me hanging around and chatting don't necessarily pick up on that, because if i'm chatting with college-age people on discord, i'm probably blending in pretty well.
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Old 12-05-2023, 06:06 AM
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I feel p good despite being an old. I was barely passingly familiar with the word of the year until I was called the Rizzard for an comment I made on the tiktok.
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I've never heard, or read the term "rizz" until just now.

Of course 20 years ago the word of the year was "metrosexual", a term I never see used anywhere. I would venture nobody else does as well. I forgot all about the term actually.

rizz will be remembered by no one in the year 2043
Maybe that makes it a better word of the year candidate. It connects you to that time more than something that just becomes another word.
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I feel p good despite being an old. I was barely passingly familiar with the word of the year until I was called the Rizzard for an comment I made on the tiktok.
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Old 12-05-2023, 06:41 PM
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Baader Meinhof has entered the chat. I had not heard about rizz before LarsMac's post yesterday. Then last evening I was listening to a podcast that used it. The younger of the 2 hosts recently turned 40, so it has def. penetrated the culture of the semi-olds.

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Old 12-05-2023, 06:53 PM
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rizz will be remembered by no one in the year 2043
Maybe that makes it a better word of the year candidate. It connects you to that time more than something that just becomes another word.
Precicely. That's what trends are.

I was reading a reddit thread about a TV host's crazy fashion style, which a lot of people love because it's great. And some of the comments are like "in 10 years that's going to look ridiculous." I'm like, who cares? She's not going to be wearing it in 10 years. In 10 years, she'll be wearing something else amazing. :shrug:
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Old 12-05-2023, 07:08 PM
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Whenever they ask the really old folks what they had wished younger folks knew, consistently the response is 'wear the outfit' 'get the haircut' 'stomp in the mud puddles' and 'laugh at yourself but only in good natured fun.'
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Whenever they ask the really old folks what they had wished younger folks knew, consistently the response is 'wear the outfit' 'get the haircut' 'stomp in the mud puddles' and 'laugh at yourself but only in good natured fun.'
My mind went to an HP Lovecraft story called The Very Old Folk. They would tell younger folks 'worship the idol', 'read the cursed inscription', 'make the sacrifice'.
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Old 12-05-2023, 11:36 PM
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A little douchebaggery for y’all. Restaurant catfishes people into dining alone at their place.

https://www.boredpanda.com/restauran...ed-dating-app/
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That's very stable genius!
At the very best they get a single sale but they're always 'that restaurant I got stood up at' which probably doesn't get the best returns, at the worst they're the evil restaurant who's manipulating women and they get run out of business as they well should be.
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I am baffled why this is world news worthy of the BBC. A Senate staffer had sex in an inappropriate place? People make poor decisions all the time, and was right to be fired for it once caught.
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Probably was meant as a "Nostalgia Piece"
There was a time when that might have been big news coming out of the Senate.
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