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scarequotes commented on the word malcolm
malcolm (n.) A folksy anecdote used to begin a chapter in a popular nonfiction book, in an attempt to draw in uninterested readers. (Named for Malcolm Gladwell (b. 1963), who popularised the technique and spawned many less sure-handed emulators)
"The Tyranny of Malcolms" https://stianstian.medium.com/the-tyranny-of-malcolms-259f3e01f17a
June 6, 2023
scarequotes commented on the word rolling pronoun
When Elliot Page came out as trans in December of 2020, he announced that his preferred pronouns were “he” and “they”. In doing so, he joined the ranks of other celebrities who have accepted “rolling pronouns”, including The Crown’s Emma Corrin (she/they), My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way (he/they), Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez (she/they), and singer Kehlani (she/they).
August 15, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word twush
twush = "twitter crush"
June 29, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word hodler
Here's something I am not spending money on: NFTs. But fret not, you hodlers of Apes and CrypToadz--iHeartMedia will buy them from you. Maybe. But they are certainly more than dipping their toe into the space, buying a handful of otherwise unrelated NFTs that they are packaging up into a unit they are calling the "Non-Fun Squad," which for the moment is functionally accurate.
April 19, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word competency porn
We spend so much time on YouTube or Instagram and all the things that rise to the top are people being exceptional. There’s a term for it: competency porn. People love watching people who are competent at what they do. When we were working on this movie, I could just look up competency-porn montages and see people doing incredible stuff. You see sign-spinners and knife-twirlers and —
April 18, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word FAST
Short for free, ad-supported streaming TV, FAST is a rapidly expanding quadrant of the video universe best known to consumers through platforms such as Pluto TV, Xumo, and Tubi. ViacomCBS, Comcast and other media giants have snatched up these services because they’ve realized there’s huge profit potential in serving audiences who can’t — or simply don’t want to — pay for an increasingly expensive array of subscription-based streamers.
April 13, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word inveg
Short for "involuntary vegetarian" or "involuntary vegan."
March 7, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word slut strands
You might have noticed that Kim, along with much of the field, competes with two distinct strands of hair pulled outside her helmet on either side of her face. If you watched the women’s freeski big air final, you’d have seen the same look on every athlete coming down the hill. Some competitors, like China’s gold medalist Eileen Gu, opt for smaller, wispier tendrils, while Kim’s look involves more substantial swaths of hair. On Twitter, the look was likened, not inaccurately, to a hairdo from a “ ’90s prom.” But among freeskiers and snowboarders, the style has another name. They’re known, affectionately, as “slut strands.”
February 11, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word Nfteen
Lemme change this picture back cause these Nfteens talking to me like I just joined they cult.
January 19, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word rage farming
You are being rage farmed. Your angry quote tweet = the goal.Left: the tweet everyone is dunking on.Right: Texas GOP gloating at the engagement they got.
Your angry quote tweet = the goal.
Left: the tweet everyone is dunking on.
Right: Texas GOP gloating at the engagement they got.
January 10, 2022
scarequotes commented on the word California sober
Lovato got a lot of criticism in March after they declared themselves to be “California sober,” a term that essentially means they were off of hard drugs, but would indulge in alcohol consumption and weed in moderation. “I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say that I’m never going to do this again,” they said in an installment of their Dancing With the Devil docuseries. “I know I’m done with the stuff that’s going to kill me, right?”
December 3, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word tall Zoom energy
Tall person energy, also sometimes called “tall Zoom energy,” has been a topic of conversation in recent months as co-workers who first got to know one another through screens have gradually been meeting in person. If you haven’t had this experience yet, you probably will soon: Employees are continuing to trickle back into their IRL workplaces, albeit slower than initially expected this fall. And when they get there, they’re making the sometimes-awkward discovery that the disembodied heads they got used to chatting with belong to three-dimensional people—people who stand at a wide variety of heights.
October 6, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word tall person energy
One day this summer, Maggie Dewane received an unexpected compliment: An intern at the Washington think tank where she works told her that she had “tall person energy.”The two had never met in person. Like many white-collar workers, they were doing their jobs remotely and had only interacted in the Brady Bunch–style grids of videoconferencing. Dewane, who is 5-foot-4, was frankly thrilled that someone thought she seemed like a tall person. “I was just so taken aback,” Dewane said.
The two had never met in person. Like many white-collar workers, they were doing their jobs remotely and had only interacted in the Brady Bunch–style grids of videoconferencing. Dewane, who is 5-foot-4, was frankly thrilled that someone thought she seemed like a tall person. “I was just so taken aback,” Dewane said.
scarequotes commented on the word kidneyversary
The procedure went well. By a stroke of luck, Dorland would even get to meet the recipient, an Orthodox Jewish man, and take photos with him and his family. In time, Dorland would start posting outside the private group to all of Facebook, celebrating her one-year “kidneyversary” and appearing as a UCLA Health Laker for a Day at the Staples Center to support live-organ donation. But just after the surgery, when she checked Facebook, Dorland noticed some people she’d invited into the group hadn’t seemed to react to any of her posts. On July 20, she wrote an email to one of them: a writer named Sonya Larson.
October 5, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word Tampa-core
When I finished watching Zola, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was exemplary of a certain type of film that I’d been noticing over the last few years. A sane person might just say “it has that Florida vibe“, but I asked Twitter what we could call it. Bikini noir? Miami Vice modern? Tampa-core seemed to be the one that resonated most. A Tampa-core film is explicitly not Miami. It’s not fashion models with bottle service at hard-to-get-into clubs and five-star hotels. Rather, the Tampa-core film will feature the exterior of a motel, strip club or the occasional Publix (a chain of Florida convenience stores). There’s almost always at least one white character with a blaccent.
A Tampa-core film is explicitly not Miami. It’s not fashion models with bottle service at hard-to-get-into clubs and five-star hotels. Rather, the Tampa-core film will feature the exterior of a motel, strip club or the occasional Publix (a chain of Florida convenience stores). There’s almost always at least one white character with a blaccent.
September 22, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word cheugy
It’s not quite “basic,” which can describe someone who is a conformist or perhaps generic in their tastes, and it’s not quite “uncool.” It’s not embarrassing or even always negative. Cheugy (pronounced chew-gee) can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard. And while a lot of cheugy things are associated with millennial women, the term can be applied to anyone of any gender and any age.
April 30, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word hauler
In a 28-minute video, Vera explained that she wanted to focus on growing her YouTube channel, since reselling had become “crazy time-consuming.” But nearly half the video addressed an ongoing debate in the secondhand fashion world, one of the pillars of the sustainable fashion movement. The concern is over how upper- and middle-class “haulers” — people who purchase massive amounts of secondhand clothing for resale purposes or personal wear — are contributing to the gentrification of thrift stores.
April 26, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word brain wallet
A brain wallet is a type of crypto cold storage in the form of a memorized private key or seed phrase. Originally, a brain wallet was a hexadecimal string. Now, brain wallets can be stored as a sequence of 12-24 words (often called a mnemonic). While they draw interest and fascination, the consensus opinion is that this storage method for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is not a secure or practical option.
March 23, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word Fauci ouchie
Definition: the shot for a COVID-19 vaccination.
March 8, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word hyperpop
So I think it’s fitting that Black has decided to celebrate the anniversary of “Friday” by reimagining it as a hyperpop song. If you aren’t familiar with the genre, it’s the loose term for music popularized by 100 Gecs, Charli XCX, and the late producer SOPHIE. Spotify has a very good hyperpop playlist they update regularly. It’s a lot of fun! My favorite hyperpop artist right now is ericdoa.
February 12, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word Corporate Memphis
It’s an aesthetic that’s often referred to as ‘Corporate Memphis’, and it’s become the definitive style for big tech and small startups, relentlessly imitated and increasingly parodied. It involves the use of simple, well-bounded scenes of flat cartoon figures in action, often with a slight distortion in proportions (the most common of which being long, bendy arms) to signal that a company is fun and creative. Corporate Memphis is inoffensive and easy to pull off, and while its roots remain in tech marketing and user interface design, the trend has started to consume the visual world at large. It’s also drawing intense criticisms from those within the design world.
February 8, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word glowie
Far-right forums are rife with racism and misogyny, so perhaps it’s no surprise that glowie derives from the language of hate. The term originated with Terry Davis, a computer programmer who had schizophrenia and harbored paranoid conspiracy theories about the government. In a 2017 YouTube video that has been viewed nearly 1 million times, Davis says: “The CIA niggers glow in the dark; you can see them if you’re driving. You just run them over.” Because the internet can be a terrible place, the term took off, becoming popular on 4chan’s white-nationalist /pol/ board and spreading to other platforms.Glowie has also sprouted other permutations: Someone who seems suspicious is said to be “glowing.” Seeming too much like an FBI agent—known as an “alphabet” in these forums—is called “glowposting.”
Glowie has also sprouted other permutations: Someone who seems suspicious is said to be “glowing.” Seeming too much like an FBI agent—known as an “alphabet” in these forums—is called “glowposting.”
January 25, 2021
scarequotes commented on the word wolf warrior
Named after a popular Chinese nationalistic film franchise, “wolf warriors” are official government diplomats whose duties go beyond the traditional diplomatic functions of closed-door negotiating and hosting fancy embassy soirees — and into the cutthroat world of Twitter.
December 21, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word wombyn
The tone of the discussions in most of the circles is insular and defensive. Much of it is about the way Big Tech is censoring radical-feminist thought by driving “wombyn”—a deliberately exclusionary term that prizes women with female reproductive organs—off of their platforms, as well as the way the mainstream media has been taken over by a “tiny minority of men,” which is how Ovarit’s members refer to trans women. The plight of J. K. Rowling is revisited often.
December 9, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word cringe
The relatively new noun sense, in particular:
Louisa is one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people to go viral on TikTok not because people enjoyed their videos but because they were embarrassed by them. They’re a part of the internet largely grouped as “cringe,” used as both adjective and noun: content deemed humiliating on account of the poster’s looks, behavior, or talent, and the lack of apparent self-awareness about those things. The top tier of digital cringe is created by people who not only lack self-awareness but lack it enough to share themselves in the hope that other people will be impressed, then fail to realize when the general response is laughter.
November 20, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word chud
An insult used primarily by people on the socialist left to describe conservatives, reactionaries (reactionary), members of the alt-right, libertarians, and even mainstream liberals. Generally the connotation of a very uninteresting and uncool male who contributes very little to society in terms of both productive work and original thoughts/opinions.
October 31, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word fullnaming
Going forward, we need to “fullname” all composers when we write, talk, and teach about music. If mononyms linguistically place composers in a canonical pantheon, fullnaming never places them there to begin with. When we say, “Tonight, you’ll be hearing symphonies by Johannes Brahms and Edmond Dédé,” we’re linguistically treating both composers as being equally worthy of attention. And while fullnaming might seem like a small act in the face of centuries of harm and injustice, by adopting a stance of referential egalitarianism, fullnaming at least does no more harm.
October 24, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word incon
The right has a new thing self-described faction, "InCons," or "involuntary conservatives," folks forced into voting for Trump by liberal extremism. Which sounds exactly like what Southerns demanding massive resistance said about their response Brown v. Board of Education. https://t.co/UJjpSbVpaD— Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) October 23, 2020
The right has a new thing self-described faction, "InCons," or "involuntary conservatives," folks forced into voting for Trump by liberal extremism. Which sounds exactly like what Southerns demanding massive resistance said about their response Brown v. Board of Education. https://t.co/UJjpSbVpaD
October 23, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word alt lite
Gibson is at the heart of Patriot Prayer, a group that is often described as being from Portland, Oregon, although it is actually from Vancouver, Washington. There is no easy way to define the group, although many have referred to it as an “alt lite” group, a term often used to describe right-wing activists who reject white supremacist ideology.
August 31, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word quar-horror
All over YouTube, you can find inventive homemade horror shorts taking the pandemic as inspiration. (They come from Brazil, from Canada and from, well, Funny or Die.) And a new movie Host, filmed over twelve weeks in quarantine and entirely on Zoom, debuted on the horror channel Shudder last week.Call it "quar-horror."
Call it "quar-horror."
August 27, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word wokescold
What does that say about you wokescolds that my worldview is inclusive enough that I knew at least superficially of McClintock's body of work and thus got the question, while you are busy debating the skin color of screenwriters and whiffing questions on the great women of STEM?
August 24, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word gotcha day
In October 2017, Myka and James, along with their three biological children, traveled to China to pick up Huxley. The accompanying video, which they called Huxley’s “Gotcha Day” — a term popular on YouTube but criticized by the adoption community — racked up more than 5.5 million views.
August 20, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word blue check
There are a million reasons why Instagram Reels feels stale to seasoned TikTok users and regular Instagrammers alike. But I think the root of the problem is this: Almost all the content is from blue checks.“Blue checks” is a sort-of derogatory term for people who are “verified” on social media, the caste of celebrities and aspiring celebrities and not-at-all celebrities (like journalists) for whom posting online is less a personal hobby and more like an extension of their job. I can’t just go around retweeting conspiracy theories because I’m a reporter, and famous people can’t go around liking shady Instagram comments because it’ll make national news. In short, blue checks have more to lose, so they’re nowhere near as creative or weird.
“Blue checks” is a sort-of derogatory term for people who are “verified” on social media, the caste of celebrities and aspiring celebrities and not-at-all celebrities (like journalists) for whom posting online is less a personal hobby and more like an extension of their job. I can’t just go around retweeting conspiracy theories because I’m a reporter, and famous people can’t go around liking shady Instagram comments because it’ll make national news. In short, blue checks have more to lose, so they’re nowhere near as creative or weird.
August 18, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word microschool
A wealthy Silicon Valley investor caused a furor on Twitter Sunday after attempting to hire a teacher to create a "microschool" in his backyard.Jason Calacanis, an angel investor who reportedly has stock in Bay Area tech companies like Uber and Robinhood, posted the ad looking for "the best 4-6th grade teacher in Bay Area," and offered to pay them a salary "that will beat whatever they are getting paid" to teach a small group of children at his home.
Jason Calacanis, an angel investor who reportedly has stock in Bay Area tech companies like Uber and Robinhood, posted the ad looking for "the best 4-6th grade teacher in Bay Area," and offered to pay them a salary "that will beat whatever they are getting paid" to teach a small group of children at his home.
August 6, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word longcovid
We are referred to in the numerous Slack support groups, Facebook pages and the few mainstream media publications that have picked up this story as “long-haulers” suffering from #longcovid. This morning as I logged into the ‘Body Politic’ Slack group I’ve joined for support, there were more than 5000 members in the channel #over-90days. These are folks from all over the world, including 12 people who live within 50kms of my home. My illness has been nearly a carbon copy to thousands of other long-haulers; a blur of treatments, diagnoses (accurate ones and not-so-accurate ones), relapsing and remitting of crushing symptoms, uncertainty, frustration and a whole lot of time off work….but let me start back at the beginning.
scarequotes commented on the word maskhole
Guidelines and advises on how to wear a mask have also failed as many people still don't wear one or wear it the wrong way. Step out at any point of the day and there will be people with the mask covering just their mouth, or chin, or it graces their neck (just for the heck of it). Photographs on social media even show people having tied them at the back of the head. Four months into the lockdown and continuous messages on how to be safe, the mask is still not finding its place. And now we do have a word for such people who defeat the purpose of masks. Maskhole is the word that The New Yorker has devised for such individuals.
scarequotes commented on the word long-hauler
People have kindly asked how I’m doing, so here’s the answer: I’m doing better. Most days, I’m doing a lot better. My doctor says it sounds like I’m making a good recovery. Making a good recovery, not recovered. Sounds like. I’m what they call a long-hauler.
July 31, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word aborisha
Porsche Little, a Brooklyn-based artist, diviner, and aborisha — or someone who serves the Orisha, a group of spirits central to the Yoruba and other African Diaspora religions — says that she has received a huge increase in requests for divinations and readings throughout the pandemic.
scarequotes commented on the word randonaut
This is my summer activity: walking around, or “randonauting” in internet parlance. Water bottles full of pee are known as “piss bottles” in the randonaut community, an inside joke that has inspired T-shirts. It’s pretty simple, as jokes go: If you spend enough time exploring the world at random, you will stumble upon a bottle full of pee.
July 22, 2020
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scarequotes commented on the word simp
Simp’s new status as a prime insult — a misogynist one, that implies a person is “unmanly” — has lasted most of a year. Mel Magazine, an online journal quick to note new cultural trends, deeply dissected the resurgence in October.
July 10, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word sanism
Two terms that have been proposed to label the discrimination against people with mental illness are sanism and mentalism, which have appeared in legal and social science research circles but haven’t caught on with the public or with mass media. Sanism was coined by attorney Morton Birnbaum in the 1960s, when he was representing Edward Stephens, a patient with mental illness who claimed he was receiving inadequate treatment. Law professor and mental health advocate Michael L. Perlin has perpetuated the term in legal literature, writing extensively about it since the 1980s. American activist and educator in the psychiatric survivor movement Judi Chamberlin coined the term mentalism in her book On Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System, published in 1978. Neither sanism nor this definition of mentalism appears in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
July 1, 2020
Some call themselves Covid-19 “long-haulers,” while others say they are “living with Covid-19.” Either way, more than 5,000 people have now found help and validation online, thanks to a support group that exists to get people through their symptoms — symptoms that, for reasons scientists have yet to establish, sometimes last months.
June 26, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word biodome
“Everybody ‘biodomes,’” American film producer and financier Doug Belgrad explains, using what’s only recently become an industry-accepted term in Hollywood for a kind of yet-to-be-tried self-isolated movie set. “You take over a hotel. Keep everyone separated. You work six-day weeks. Get in and out as quickly as possible. It could work!”
June 17, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word co-zits
Across the country, front-line health care workers are sharing photos showing what can happen after wearing a mask for hours at a time. Some are complaining of chin breakouts, itchiness and redness.Some nurses have coined the term "co-zits." Others are calling it "mask-ne."
Some nurses have coined the term "co-zits." Others are calling it "mask-ne."
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scarequotes commented on the word Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone is peaceful and growing.The six-block radius around Seattle's East Precinct began life as "Free Capitol Hill" on Monday, after the Seattle Police Department packed up and left the building, letting protesters freely march past the station for the first time in a week.
The six-block radius around Seattle's East Precinct began life as "Free Capitol Hill" on Monday, after the Seattle Police Department packed up and left the building, letting protesters freely march past the station for the first time in a week.
June 12, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word CHAZ
"CHAZ," or The CHAZ, was the hard-earned result of over a week of demonstrations against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard. Demonstrators protested the killing of George Floyd, called for an end to police brutality, proposed divestments from SPD and investments in Black communities, and demanded the outright abolition of police. Those demands were met with blast balls, tear gas, small concessions from politicians, and an active shooter.
scarequotes commented on the word BIPOC
Language is always evolving. We are constantly creating, adding and subtracting words from our vocabulary. This is not only relevant to slang words but also, and especially so, for inclusive language. “BIPOC” stands for Black, indigenous, people of color. The term is very slowly entering the mainstream but is already well known by many in activist circles. The term that you’re more likely to be familiar with is “people of color,” which originally evolved from “colored people.”
June 10, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word reglass
I don't think I made up "reglass." It's a Twitter shortening of "regular ass." Which is Blackanese for "common, typical, normal, average."— Fiqah (@sassycrass) June 12, 2014
I don't think I made up "reglass." It's a Twitter shortening of "regular ass." Which is Blackanese for "common, typical, normal, average."
June 2, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word double bubble
So, lately, some Canadian provinces have begun allowing people to form “double bubbles.” That means two households can now make a pact to hang out with — and even hug — each other, so long as they agree to stay distanced from everyone else. The hope is that doubling the family bubble will reduce isolation and its toll on mental health, while also helping with things like child care. This is meant to be an intermediate step before opening up further.
scarequotes commented on the word boogaloo
In pockets of far-right and anarchist groups, there's a word often bandied about: "boogaloo." In January, NPR first reported that fringe movements including right wing militias and "patriot groups" had begun using the word "boogaloo" on social media as a thinly veiled code for a race-based or civil war. Such discussions – which often exist in the form of memes and anonymous posts on 4Chan, Reddit and Facebook groups – are critical of the government, encourage violence and armed resistance, and often employ racist and xenophobic language.
June 1, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word vice signaling
Masks serve to protect not their wearers but the people their wearers come in contact with; to put them on is to engage in a basic but highly visible act of altruism. That fact alone has led to accusations that mask-wearing is a form of virtue-signaling: a smug display of moral values. The refusal to wear masks, though, recorded and turned into shareable media, is evidence of the opposite: vice signaling.
May 27, 2020
scarequotes commented on the list words-new-to-me-2020-NY4hVTZrcTi
Oh! I didn't realize my list was gathering comments — no notifications.
scarequotes commented on the word quarantine bubble
All-or-nothing isolation isn’t the only way to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, and it’s not sustainable for everyone, either. For me, a quarantine bubble isn’t just a way to meet my immediate social needs. It’s my plan for keeping my risk of contracting and spreading the virus as low as possible, for as long as possible. At a time when public officials are struggling to produce unified plans for what may be several waves of lockdowns of unknown length and frequency, it feels safer to have my own.
May 19, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word quarantine pod
Quarantine pods, or bubbles, are the combination of two or a few isolated households, making one larger isolated unit. Essentially, it’s a slight expansion of one’s quarantined family. The members of each household agree to exclusively interact with the members of the other households in the pod. The idea is that if one pod member is somehow exposed to the coronavirus, the risk of contamination is limited to, ideally, fewer than 10 people. And if every pod person is staying isolated outside the pod, the chances of one of them bringing the virus into the pod are extremely slim—certainly no greater than they might be in a medium-size to large family.
scarequotes commented on the word kickback
Sense that's related to "hangout" or "party"— social gathering.
Julia Byrd, a 22-year-old who lives in Roanoke, Virginia, has been going to gatherings of about 10 people with her boyfriend and his fraternity brothers, she told me. “I would find myself posting videos and then deleting them off of my Snapchat story, because I was like, Oh man, people are going to judge me,” she said. She’s pretty sure that her friends are judging her anyway, as they’ve been subtweeting her. “They’re like, ‘If you’re still going to kickbacks, this is for you,’ and it’s videos on how fast viruses spread, or some meme.”
scarequotes commented on the word acab
Short for "all cops are bastards"
May 6, 2020
acab actually does mean each individual cop is a bastard just in case there was any confusion— cause of death: finals (@theearchivist) May 5, 2020
acab actually does mean each individual cop is a bastard just in case there was any confusion
scarequotes commented on the word touch tool
Pre–COVID-19, my Instagram feed was a steady stream of my friends, my friends’ kids, and my friends’ meals, with ads for startup kitchen gear and drop-shipped “designer” goods mixed in between. Now, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, sponsored posts for a new field of brass and copper “touch tools” are intermingled among those for masks and hand sanitizer.
May 4, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word disease detective
To safely begin reopening the economy, America will need to rely on so-called disease detectives to track the novel coronavirus and contain new emerging outbreaks before they grow out of control.This work, known as “contact tracing,” is critical for state plans to relax social distancing without inviting a sudden resurgence of Covid-19 cases. All the various plans to ease social distancing restrictions rely on this work.
This work, known as “contact tracing,” is critical for state plans to relax social distancing without inviting a sudden resurgence of Covid-19 cases. All the various plans to ease social distancing restrictions rely on this work.
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scarequotes commented on the word juvenoia
Then, a few years ago, when sociology professor David Finkelhor at the University of New Hampshire gave his milestone talk, “The Internet, Youth Deviance & the Problem of Juvenoia,” I heard him offer the most plausible reason I’d heard or seen yet for what he called this “juvenoia” – “the exaggerated fear about the influence of social change on youth” – that had developed around children’s seemingly unprecedented and uncontrollable exposure to a diversity of values and influences not our own.
May 3, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word sumbiotude
Sumbiotude is the exact opposite of solitude: instead of contemplating life in isolation, sumbiotude involves contemplation and completion of a lifespan with the loving companionship of humans and non-humans.
April 28, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word quarcore
Could these clothes for an imagined dystopia be the look for our real one? Might the many Americans—those who follow fashion and many who do not—who have made a seemingly permanent move into sweatpants seek out a uniform that speaks to preparation rather than relaxation? Enter quarantine-core, or quarcore.
April 27, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word Generation C
While writing about how the pandemic might eventually end, my colleague Ed Yong posited that babies born in the post-coronavirus era, who will never know life before whatever enduring changes lie ahead, might be called Generation C.
April 23, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word vetocracy
Here’s my answer: The institutions through which Americans build have become biased against action rather than toward it. They’ve become, in political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s term, “vetocracies,” in which too many actors have veto rights over what gets built. That’s true in the federal government. It’s true in state and local governments. It’s even true in the private sector.
April 22, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word facemute
There was an additional airmozilla stream of ~200 viewers and all the actual Q were outside the call and read by a moderator. but we were encouraged to join the zoom call if we could and not "facemute" to foster more togetherness.— Dan Veditz (@dveditz) March 18, 2020
There was an additional airmozilla stream of ~200 viewers and all the actual Q were outside the call and read by a moderator. but we were encouraged to join the zoom call if we could and not "facemute" to foster more togetherness.
April 20, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word Great Shutdown
Nobody is filming any scripted TV shows right now, but that doesn’t mean Hollywood has gone into hibernation during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s still anyone’s guess when (or how) production resumes, I’m hearing from agents and insiders at streaming networks that there’s actually been an explosion in behind-the-scenes dealmaking during the Great Shutdown — at least at some platforms.
April 16, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word Zeder
Zoom + Seder
April 10, 2020
It’s time for Seder, which is Zeder, in our modern-day-plague ravaged Passover https://t.co/aYVXcr15NF— Srabani Chatterjee (@SrabaniChatte14) April 10, 2020
It’s time for Seder, which is Zeder, in our modern-day-plague ravaged Passover https://t.co/aYVXcr15NF
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Passover + FaceTime = FesachI'll show myself out.— ✡️ Joshua Bates (משה) ✡️ (@thatcountryjew) March 19, 2020
Passover + FaceTime = FesachI'll show myself out.
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Liz Laribee, the programs and partnerships librarian at Arlington Public Library, says she thinks in puns. So, when the word “quaranzine” popped into her head a little over a week ago, it gave her an idea. On April 3, the library published the first issue of Quaranzine, a weekly online collection of works by local artists responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 6, 2020
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Media coverage centers on the sourdough class, telecommuters, honeymooners stranded in the Maldives, while the disease’s harshest toll is on working class people of color who either have to show up to work or have lost their jobs and income
scarequotes commented on the word low-carbon
Over the last few years, I've been deliberately transitioning most of talks I give (and as many meetings as I can) to virtual, low-carbon presentations.
April 2, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word coroniquette
Unless we all agree to drop the perfunctory concern in every email, none of us can drop it. Otherwise, we run the risk of being seen as out of touch. Cruel. Cold. (Doubly so for women because, you know gestures at state of the world.) We’re all stuck adhering to coroniquette for the foreseeable future. Asking people about their wellness status so we can then ask them about other things. Be well. Stay safe. Here is what I really wanted to talk about.
April 1, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word bravx
Spotted as a gender-neutral alternative to "bravo."
March 31, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word doomsurf
If you can’t handle being constantly looped in on coronavirus-related news, one thing you can try is spending a small amount time every day getting all the latest important information by intentionally seeking it out. That way you can stay informed and make smart decisions for you and your family, while not overloading on things you don’t need to know all the details about. We could all use a little less doomsurfing.
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It comes as no surprise that the words “social distancing” have been manipulated and turned into a slang word by fishermen of these United States. Anglers have changed the spelling and grammatical use of these words to now be called “fish distancing,” which has been further condensed to one word and is now being called, “fishtancing.”
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March 23, 2020
scarequotes commented on the word tip baiting
Instacart shoppers and delivery people often evaluate whether they want to accept an order based on the estimated tip and company payout that Instacart’s app displays after the order is placed, but before a shopper accepts it. Shoppers believe that some customers intentionally set a high tip when they place an order so that a shopper quickly agrees to accept it, but later lower it after the delivery is completed.“Tip baiting is real... especially right now!” one worker wrote in a message to Recode. “It’s awful.”
“Tip baiting is real... especially right now!” one worker wrote in a message to Recode. “It’s awful.”
March 22, 2020
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So a “tradwife” is a woman who doesn’t work so as to look after their children, their husband, their home and then talk non-stop about how great this is on social media. Who knew being so traditional was also so modern? And so busy! Last week alone, there were interviews with tradwives in the Daily Mail, the Times and on the BBC, This Morning, Victoria Derbyshire and, for all I know, piped 24/7 across all channels. I’m afraid that – being both non-trad and a non-wife – I am less plugged in than these women.
scarequotes commented on the word caremongering
But in Canada, a country whose inhabitants are stereotyped in the media as kind to a fault, helping others has become an organised movement called "caremongering".As it's all driven by social media, the altruism is arranged online and the hashtags provide a permanent record of all the good happening in different communities across Canada - an uplifting read in anxious times.
As it's all driven by social media, the altruism is arranged online and the hashtags provide a permanent record of all the good happening in different communities across Canada - an uplifting read in anxious times.
March 20, 2020
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WE ARE NOT THE FUCKING VIRUS AND COVID-19 IS NOT THE FUCKING VACCINERICH PPL ARE TO BLAME FOR THE DETERIORATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES PEOPLE ARE DYING IN FRONT OF US AROUND THE WORLD AND YOU THINK ITS A GOOD THING??? SHUT THE ACTUAL FUCK UP YOU IGNORANT, DISGUSTING ECOFASH
RICH PPL ARE TO BLAME FOR THE DETERIORATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES
PEOPLE ARE DYING IN FRONT OF US AROUND THE WORLD AND YOU THINK ITS A GOOD THING??? SHUT THE ACTUAL FUCK UP YOU IGNORANT, DISGUSTING ECOFASH
March 18, 2020
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It could be the beginning of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, before the inevitable darkness seeps in, but rather it’s the backdrop of a budding aesthetic movement called cottagecore, where tropes of rural self-sufficiency converge with dainty décor to create an exceptionally twee distillation of pastoral existence.
March 10, 2020
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What is the weirdest mommyjacking/daddyjacking/parentjacking situation you've ever read or heard?
February 25, 2020
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A few weeks ago, Mommyish posted about something that’s seen on STFU, Parents a lot called “mommyjacking.” It was defined as “when an enthusiastic mother turns someone else’s status update into their own personal baby-talk forum.” But that definition is pretty broad, and mommyjacking has many subtle facets. For instance, there are multiple types of mommyjackers, and just because you may not fall into one category, you could easily fall into another. Allow me to showcase a few of the most popular types of mommyjackers in today’s column:
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Efforts like the #GirlDad hashtag can help men see the importance of creating all the same opportunities for their daughters they would create for their sons, Porter said. And “our hope is that by doing such for our daughters,” fathers will “understand our greater responsibility to women in general.”
January 31, 2020
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Duncan said that she met Bryant once, while she was pregnant, and that he spoke to her of his pride in raising daughters. “Girls are amazing,” he told her. “I would have five more girls if I could. I’m a girl dad.”
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If you’re like me, you’ve looked at a paper coffee cup or an empty tube of toothpaste and thought, “Is this recyclable?” before tossing it in the recycling bin, hoping someone, somewhere, would sort it out. People in the waste management industry call this habit “wishcycling.” According to Marian Chertow, director of the Solid Waste Policy program at Yale University, “a wishcycler wants to do the right thing and feels that the more that he or she can recycle, the better.”
January 29, 2020
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Kaylen Ward, a California resident who calls herself the Naked Philanthropist, has raised, by her estimates, more than $1 million in contributions to Australian charities and evacuation centers, such as the Australian Red Cross and WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund). Ward told the Guardian that since she had a dedicated follower base from modeling and selling nude content, she hoped to urge them to contribute money to the fire relief efforts.Ward’s viral campaign is an iteration of charity porn, a philanthropic effort that aims to capitalize on people’s horniness for a good cause.
Ward’s viral campaign is an iteration of charity porn, a philanthropic effort that aims to capitalize on people’s horniness for a good cause.
January 8, 2020
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California alone saw net domestic out-migration of 203,414 between 2018 and 2019, and if recent trends are any indication, many of these folks wound up in Trump ’16 states. According to the real-estate website Trulia, 18.7 percent of outbound Californians in 2017 went to four red-state cities: Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.Conservatives have even coined a new word for these people: “leftugees.” As the moniker implies, Republicans are inclined to declare ideological victory, given that so many people seem to be voting with their feet against Blue America’s policies.
Conservatives have even coined a new word for these people: “leftugees.” As the moniker implies, Republicans are inclined to declare ideological victory, given that so many people seem to be voting with their feet against Blue America’s policies.
January 7, 2020
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Nowadays, it's very common to see romantic partners work out together. One of the more popular terms you will see is “swolemates,” which is a catchy phrase used to define two partners in a relationship who are maintaining a life of being healthy and fit together.
January 23, 2019
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Of course, plenty of widows meet a great “chapter two” (widow parlance for a love after loss) and are able to move on to a new relationship.
December 7, 2018
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“Flip sequins,” also known as reversible sequins, are a color-changing fabric that’s been everywhere of late, courting the gaze of the glitz-prone tween shopper. At Justice, one can buy a flip-sequin pillow, emblazoned with dual-toned GIRL POWER text. At Sears, a shirt with a smiling Elsa reveals a flip-sequin Anna when brushed.
November 28, 2018
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The mixed messaging, and the mixed metaphors, were appropriate: “Blue wave” began, in this election cycle, as a faith-based idea—Democratic activists’ hope that voters’ resentment of Trumpism would ripple and grow into a crashing, crushing eventuality—and that is in some ways what it remained, in the long year leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterms. It became a shorthand for the notion that a surge of blue would wash over the national political landscape: a widespread repudiation of the current political regime that would be, depending on your point of view, either made inevitable or made to collide vainly against the stubborn solidity of a Republican “red wall.”
November 8, 2018
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For this week's episode, I sat down with my Code Switch teammate Gene Demby to dig into one of our favorite topics: rep sweats. It's the feeling of anxiety that can come with watching TV shows or movies starring people who look like you, especially when People Who Look Like You tend not to get a lot of screen time.
November 7, 2018
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Broadly speaking, adaptogens are a class of herbal and plant ingredients in supplements that claim to help your body adapt to stress more efficiently. What they supposedly specifically do is cloudier, because there are at least a dozen or more different ones.
November 2, 2018
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Recreational marijuana is not legal in New York state. What the coffee shop is selling is CBD-infused lattes; CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. Out of curiosity, I bought one. It cost $9 and tasted like a latte with that hint of marijuana herbiness you get from a weed cookie. Google research informed me I would not get high but would be calmer, less anxious, maybe a little sleepy. I have no idea if I felt anything at all. Mostly, I felt like I just spent $9 on coffee.
November 1, 2018
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Even an astronomical ignoramus knows a few facts when it comes to orbital matters. Planets orbit suns. Moons orbit planets. And, as discussed in a New Scientist article with the headline of the year: “Moons can have moons and they are called moonmoons.”
October 31, 2018
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This should mean your Facebook adversary — your primary nemesis on the platform.
October 30, 2018
"Faceversary" — The yearly celebration of how long an employee has worked at the company. The campus store sells special "Faceversary" balloons. It's even listed on employees' Facebook pages like a birthday to remind everyone to congratulate each other.
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Raided Mike Pope's blog for new entries (http://mikepope.com/blog/DisplayBlog.aspx?permalink=2354 and http://mikepope.com/blog/DisplayBlog.aspx?permalink=2429)
October 28, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word intimacy coordinator
As first reported in Rolling Stone, HBO is requiring every “intimate” scene — be it foreplay, oral, or just the good ole’ fashioned bangin’ — in their programming slate to be “staffed by an intimacy coordinator,” effective immediately. This comes after the second season of The Deuce, about the porn industry in 1970s New York City, became the first series on the network to implement such a practice with Alicia Rodis, who has since gone on to be the intimacy coordinator for Crashing and the forthcoming Deadwood movie.
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Completed 2018 episodes and reruns.
October 18, 2018
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Anna is a 28-year-old stay-at-home mom and self-described "murderino"—meaning, a fan of the hit podcast My Favorite Murder specifically and of true crime in general. Dahmer, of course, is the serial killer who raped, murdered, and dismembered at least 17 boys and men. He had four severed heads in his kitchen and two human hearts in the fridge when he was arrested, shortly after one of his intended victims escaped.
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Nicecore, a term first coined by IndieWire’s David Ehrlich, are comedies that are aggressively optimistic. They prioritize empathy, understanding, and togetherness which is typically, but not always, contrasted by some edge. Perhaps it’s the impermanence of life, the loneliness of small towns, or a nuanced take on mental health, through a broadly comedic lense Nicecore attempts to be a salve for right here, right now.
October 6, 2018
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Whomever you believe is behind movements like Gamergate and the pushback against The Last Jedi, what they reveal about America in the 2010s feels a little hard to swallow at first: At this point in history, a lot of us — and especially a lot of young, white men — are centering their identities and their senses of right and wrong on pop culture artifacts, sometimes with a near-religious zealotry. Call it “fandamentalism.”
October 5, 2018
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Though omnipresent, fauxtomation can sometimes be hard to discern, since by definition it aims to disguise the real character of the work in question. The Moderators, a moving 2017 documentary directed by Adrian Chen and Ciarán Cassidy and released online through the Field of Vision series, provides a rare window into the lives of individual workers who screen and censor digital content. Hundreds of thousands of people work in this field, ceaselessly staring at beheadings, scenes of rape and animal torture, and other scarring images in order to filter what appears in our social media feeds.
October 2, 2018
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They say Yandy, and outfitters like Party City and Spirit Halloween, sell costumes that sexually objectify indigenous women. In fact, Yandy has an entire collection of ensembles described as “sexy Indian” or “sexy Pocahontas” looks. Also known as “Pocahottie” costumes, these getups are a stereotypical and provocative take on Native dress. With fringe and feathers, the frocks are hiked up to the thighs, low-cut, or belly-baring.
October 1, 2018
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Himpathy, Manne argues, is the disproportionate sympathy powerful men reap over their less powerful female victims. Whether intentionally or not, Trump’s comments essentially erased Ford from the moral picture. The only potential victim in this case was Kavanaugh, not the women he allegedly assaulted.
September 27, 2018
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If you were unaware of York’s many narrow, medieval streets, it would be easy to walk past them without noticing a thing. But these delightfully named hidden passages allow you to seemingly magically transport from one street to another, avoiding the tourist crowds.
These passages are neither snickets, ginnels, or alleyways, but a mixture of all three! “Snickelway” is a term coined in 1983 by local author Mark W. Jones, which is now in popular use throughout York.
September 25, 2018
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There’s a new way to describe old. It’s “perennial.” Not everyone likes it.
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You might call these phenomena “misinfodemics”—the spread of a particular health outcome or disease facilitated by viral misinformation.
August 30, 2018
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The word “klansplaining” is for people who start sentences with “I’m not racist, but...”
August 17, 2018
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Be a deactivist.
Here’s how it works, when Friday rolls around, deactivate your Twitter account. That’s it. Twitter has 30 days to ban Alex Jones before our accounts are permanently deleted. It’s up to them to decide who they want on their platform more.
August 14, 2018
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According to Campaign’s Gideon Spanier, Accenture Interactive managing director of Europe, Africa and Latin America Anatoly Roytman took the opportunity to reveal that his network is developing a new offering: the “cagency.”
The concept is a consulting firm combined with a creative shop, which is also known as any ad agency worth a damn.
July 4, 2018
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This summer, there's a new addition to the ever-growing lexicon of dating lingo: "freckling."
Basically, freckling is another term for what most would describe as a summer fling: love that lasts only a summer. Like freckles, these sorts of lovers appear for the summer, only to disappear again as the days get colder.
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Unlike a teen's "real instagram" or "rinsta," where their image is carefully curated for public consumption, finsta is intimate and messy and, according to every teen we spoke to, way more authentic than their main profile.
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BDE is a quiet confidence and ease with oneself that comes from knowing you have an enormous penis and you know what to do with it. It’s not cockiness, it’s not a power trip — it’s the opposite: a healthy, satisfied, low-key way you feel yourself. Some may call this “oh he/she fucks” vibe, but that is different: you can fuck, but not have BDE. Some may call this “well-adjusted,” but we know the truth.
June 27, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word big dick energy
Whether you hear ten inches and think, “’sup Zaddy” or reflexively cross your legs to protect your cervix, when you take one look at Pete Davidson, there’s just something about that tall, gangly white guy that makes you think “Oh yeah, he’s definitely just two inches shy of a 7-Eleven foot-long.” That je ne sais quois, that “It” factor, has been given a name by Twitter: Big Dick Energy.
scarequotes commented on the word sip and tap
Because of the way Flex works, drivers rarely know when blocks of time will become available, and don’t know when they’ll be working or how much they’ll be making on any given day. Brown likes to work two shifts delivering groceries for Amazon, from 4:30 to 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., but the morning we talked, no 4:30 shifts were available. He sometimes wakes up at 3 a.m. and does what Flex workers call the “sip and tap,” sitting at home and drinking coffee while refreshing the app, hoping new blocks come up. He does not get paid for the hour he spends tapping.
June 26, 2018
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Prosecutors said Manafort used a method called "foldering" to covertly talk to people. It's not that complicated: He made an email account and shared the password. He wrote messages but saved them as drafts, never sending actual emails. Other guys open the draft, read it, delete.
June 16, 2018
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"Nobody cares what you think. Just deactivate your account. No one likes your posts, and you’re a waste of everyone’s time."
These are messages that Julian* received on social media back when he was a teenager. They are undoubtedly cruel – but the most shocking part is that they didn’t come from his friends or followers, they were sent by Julian himself.
He was engaging in ‘digital self-harm’ - the act of secretly sending yourself hurtful messages online.
May 18, 2018
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Yet there has been little research into self-cyberbullying or auto-trolling as it’s also known. In what appears to be only the second study of its kind, US research from 2017 found that approximately 6% of students aged 12 to 17 had sent themselves anonymous hate, with boys more likely to engage in the behaviour than girls and LGBT students nearly three times more likely to self-cyberbully. But it's not just the stats that are concerning, but the messages themselves.
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Procrastibaking — the practice of baking something completely unnecessary, with the intention of avoiding “real” work — is a surprisingly common habit that has only recently acquired a name. Medical students, romance writers, freelance web designers: Almost anyone who works at home and has a cookie sheet in the cupboard can try it.
“I started procrastibaking in college as a way to feel productive while also avoiding my schoolwork,” said Wesley Straton, a graduate student in Brooklyn. “Baking feels like a low-stakes artistic outlet.”
May 17, 2018
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The braspberry is not, of course, a “new berry.” It’s one old berry lodged snugly inside of another one. Even the idea isn’t new—perhaps you’ve assembled one yourself, in a flash of insight, at some point along the line. But it took an influencer of Timberlake’s stature to focus the public’s attention on what should have been obvious all along: Raspberries and blueberries were made for each other.
May 11, 2018
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4. Iron Man
There’s something very zaddy in the way Tony Stark’s facial hair is slowly and subtly going gray. I wish his hairline would follow suit. That’s all.
May 4, 2018
What is a zaddy?
A zaddy is a guy you look at and think, zamn, zaddy... Immediately, you know in your heart who’s not a zaddy. It’s an instinctual response that’s not worth explaining in depth because you’re supposed to just feel it. The subject is not merely conventionally “hot”—he’s a zaddy*. In other words, there’s an inner zaddiness. (The Rock is nice and built, but not a zaddy in my eyes. Neither is Nicholas Cage.) If you don’t like the idea of “daddy,” let alone “zaddy,” well, I feel you, but you don’t have to support the idea of zaddy to recognize one. Here is an incomplete list of famous zaddys, unranked.
*Doesn’t have to be an actual father
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Martinez’s is not the first unjust dress code enforcement to go viral. In 2016, Helena, Montana, high school student Kaitlyn Juvik was chastised by administrators for going braless, and she too organized protests (in that case, 300 of her female classmates came to school braless). And last October, Annie Concannon of Cincinnati, Ohio, was “dress-coded” for wearing a crop top. Concannon had paired the shirt with high-waisted jeans and wasn’t exposing her midriff.
April 26, 2018
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Martinez then tweeted about the incident: “I decided not to wear a bra today and got pulled out of class because one of my teachers claimed it was ‘a distraction to boys in my class,’” she wrote. After her tweet went viral, Martinez called for a national “bracott.” On April 16, female students across the country clipped their bras to their backpacks instead of wearing them, and male students wore Band-Aids in an “X” shape on their shirts.
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Kek, in the alt-right’s telling, is the “deity” of the semi-ironic “religion” the white nationalist movement has created for itself online – partly for amusement, as a way to troll liberals and self-righteous conservatives both, and to make a kind of political point. He is a god of chaos and darkness, with the head of a frog, the source of their memetic “magic,” to whom the alt-right and Donald Trump owe their success, according to their own explanations.
April 25, 2018
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Other popular terms used by incels include “normies” or normal people; and “femoid,” a term that blends female with humanoid and implies they don’t view women as entirely human, but rather androids who only want to have sex with Chads.
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But many incels have a much more sinister, and specific, worldview — one that the Southern Poverty Law Center sees as part of a dangerous trend toward male radicalization online. These incels post obsessively about so-called “Chads,” meaning sexually successful and attractive men, and “Stacys,” attractive, promiscuous women who sleep with the Chads. Both are positioned as unattainable: The Chad is the masculine ideal, one incel men cannot emulate for reasons of poor genetics, while the Stacy is whom every incel man wants to sleep with but cannot because they aren’t a Chad.
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Rodger, who died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after the 2014 attack, left behind an extensive digital history, including a YouTube video in which he vowed a “day of retribution” against the women who had sexually rejected him. Rodger’s online history indicated he may have identified himself as an “incel,” or an involuntary celibate, and of the anti-feminist “manosphere.”
April 24, 2018
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But for tabloid lovers like us, there can never really be too many famous people, so we’re delighted to be living in this golden age of the microceleb. And to be a fan of a Who is to participate in a special kind of fandom: You can feel closer than ever to your idol thanks to social media and feel extra-special for connecting with someone nobody else seems to be recognizing. Loving Wholebrities is like being part of an exclusive club.
April 22, 2018
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Rita Ora. Blac Chyna. Colton Haynes. Zendaya. Bella Thorne. A Wholebrity (or just a “Who”) is the kind of celebrity — or “celebrity” — whose name makes many of us stop and ask: “Who?” The average celebrity-gossip connoisseur might have a difficult time matching a Wholebrity’s name to a face. But to ignore Whos, or pretend to be above them, is to miss out on the cultural conversation of the moment: We are living, increasingly, in a Who universe.
scarequotes commented on the word freeze peach
The free speech argument, also known as the free speech fallacy and pejoratively as "freeze peach", is an attempt at silencing and derailing. The fallacy is based on equivocating the right to free speech, free expression, and a free press with the (non-legally protected) right to a platform. It may also take the form of invoking Orwell or crying "censorship".
April 8, 2018
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In fact, “gender neutral” is a term that tends to be rejected by people parenting this way — in lieu of “gender open,” “gender affirming,” or “gender creative” — and Kyl’s website, raisingzoomer.com, and its accompanying Instagram account have become go-to destinations for families curious about what gender-creative parenting might look like. And what it looks like is pretty appealing, with Myers’s photogenic and well-lit family doing such wholesome things as hiking and biking and cuddling under fluffy comforters in stylish, well-appointed rooms. Sometimes Zoomer is wearing pink. Sometimes they’re wearing blue. Sometimes they’re wearing their dinner.
April 4, 2018
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In fact, McCullough and Fleishman already knew what anatomy their child would have. They’d learned it toward the end of the first trimester through a fairly routine test and had instinctually sent an email to close friends and family with the news. They didn’t particularly care what the baby’s sex was but also didn’t feel that it needed to be kept a secret. Then, just a few days later, an article showed up in McCullough’s Facebook feed about a Canadian baby who had been issued a health card without a gender designation — perhaps the first instance in the world of a government entity not assigning a gender at birth. For McCullough, this was a revelation. “Definitely the concept of not enforcing gender stereotypes was something that was on our radar, but we simply didn’t know or have the idea on our own to not assign the baby a gender,” he says. He began scouring the internet, looking for more information, for other families who might have made the same choice, for guidelines as to how one might go about it. He found a Facebook group and asked to join. Soon he was privy to the names and photos and thoughts and conversations of a small but hard-core group of families who were raising theybies — babies whose parents had decided not to reveal their sex, who used they/them pronouns for their children, and whose goal was to create an early childhood free of gendered ideas of how a child should dress, act, play, and be.
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Jenkins: There are cases right now, though. You have guys like rapper 6ix9ine popularizing “blick,” which is derogatory slang for dark-skinned people. You have white rap influencers encouraging white people to say the N-word on air. You have white vloggers who don’t have all of their facts in place reviewing rap with authority. Take the fight where it counts and leave all these talented black and brown folks be.
March 17, 2018
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The long hours also required him to spend time doing exercises for his hands, wrists and shoulders and also practicing mouse moves and techniques to maximize performance.
"I wasn't a sweaty nerd, more of an Ethlete," Lovell said, describing a person who has an intensive online gaming regimen.
March 16, 2018
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Hackers have a new trick up their sleeves: hijacking computers to generate digital coins.
As bitcoin and other cryptocurrency prices soar, "cryptojacking" attackers surreptitiously take over web browsers, phones and servers to make some serious profit.
February 25, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word cromlet
I just got home from staring at a screen all day, and I want to do something nice for myself (like cook a nourishing meal). But it’s 7:30 p.m., and simple is the only word my brain can process. This is the moment when I make what I call a cromlet. Imagine the love child of a crepe and an omelet. It’s a riff on the traditional chickpea-flour pancake known as socca, popular in Nice, France. Chickpea flour is a little nutty, packed with plant protein, and makes killer pancakes.
February 18, 2018
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There is still a taboo around open relationships in our culture. People who openly practice nonmonogamy, if not quite ostracized, are certainly stereotyped.
This is part of the reason Carrie Jenkins, a philosophy professor at the University of British Columbia, has become a reluctant defender of polyamory. Jenkins, whose new book is called What Love Is: And What It Could Be, says our concept of romantic love is too narrow, too exclusive, too “mononormative.”
February 16, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word haycation
Call them haycations: The chance to spend a night or two on a working farm or ranch and enjoy the comforts of a country inn - or a complete guest home on the property - while you learn about your hosts' approach to agriculture.
Traditionally, they're known as farm stays.
February 11, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word right-to-repair
Farmers like to maintain their own equipment but the increasing complexity of farm tools can make that a challenge. Accessing diagnostic electronic codes can be a challenge, then understanding the codes and other factors for maintenance can be a chore. While most major manufacturers are striving to make the information available and help farmers with repairs, there has been a movement of "right to repair" laws proposed across the country.
February 2, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word deepfake
As deepfakes become more refined and easier to create, they also highlight the inadequacy of the law to protect would-be victims of this new technology. What, if anything, can you do if you’re inserted into pornographic images or videos against your will? Is it against the law to create, share, and spread falsified pornography with someone else’s face?
January 30, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word recugender
Recugender: to identify with your birth gender, but you refuse to be cis; to be used as recugirl or recuboy. From the latin word “recuso”, meaning “to refuse”.
January 18, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word ping pool
<blockquote>First came dark pools, private trading venues that challenged old-school stock exchanges.
Now something else lingers in the shadows of Wall Street: ping pools.
They also operate outside traditional stock exchanges, but these venues, which are gaining users in changing markets, are more opaque for the public. Running them allows some of the fastest, savviest electronic traders to dodge exchange fees and reap plum opportunities.
Unlike public markets such as the New York Stock Exchange, where investors of all stripes trade, ping pools operate like VIP parties.</blockquote>
scarequotes commented on the word DUFF
But the problem with movies likeThe DUFF (designated ugly fat friend) is they contrast a main character — a plus-size girl — with her girlfriends who wake up at 5 am to get done up. But in reality, she just doesn't give as much of a shit, and that's what makes her sexy.
scarequotes commented on the word fire cider
It’s been freezing (like, really, really freezing) in many parts of the world recently. Naturally, with the bitter cold come the colds. For the next few months, at least 5 of your coworkers and 2 of your close friends will be sniffling and coughing during the morning meeting or weekly happy hour. Much as you enjoy their company, you don’t want their sickness. Whenever I’m feeling under the weather, I dip into my fire cider stash. An apple cider vinegar-based tincture of sorts like oxymel (a mixture of honey and acid, sometimes herbs), fire cider is packed with alliums, peppers, citrus, and herbs and left to ferment for weeks. Oxymel and related mixtures like fire cider have been used as herbal remedies for centuries, soothing coughs and congestion. As you can imagine, the heat in fire cider packs a wallop, and the brew will knock a bug out of your system with ferocity—or at least that's how it feels. Just know that while there’s nothing wrong with sipping on fire cider to soothe your symptoms, if you have a fever, terrible cough, or any other flu-like symptoms you should still see a doctor.
January 17, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word girther
On Twitter, people were quick to question Trump’s physical results. “People” included MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who offered up the term “girther” as a description of anybody skeptical of the president’s purported measurements, which quickly became a hashtag used by anybody sharing pictures of Trump next to somebody else who reportedly weighs 239 pounds. James Gunn offered to donate $100,000 to “Trump’s favorite charity” if the president would publicly step on a scale. Mostly, it was just a lot of pictures of Trump compared to pictures of tall dudes in very good shape.
scarequotes commented on the word gloss-pop
On any other gloss-pop album, such a portentous opener would be followed with a stimulant. But Camila’s second song, “All These Years,” is just made up of acoustic strumming and vocal harmonizing in the mold of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” It’s a crisp and unfussy sketch of running into an ex—“Your hair’s grown a little longer / Your arms look a little stronger”—and its placement on the tracklist makes a statement: catchiness without bombast.
scarequotes commented on the word shithole
WOTY18 reason: Trump usage. (This is going to seem like forever ago in Jan. 2019.)
January 12, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word micro-cheating
Melanie explained that micro-cheating is a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused on someone outside of the relationship.
'You might be engaging in micro-cheating if you secretly connect with another person on social media, if you share private jokes, if you downplay the seriousness of your relationship to your partner or if you enter their name under a code in your phone,' she told FEMAIL.
scarequotes commented on the word spartacusing
I don't know who's Spartacusing here, but I love them all.
January 11, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word sensitivity reader
Over the last few years, the number of books about nonwhite characters has spiked. In 2016, more than a quarter of young adult and children’s books featured characters of color, compared to just 10 percent in 2013. There’s a catch, though. Most of the authors are white. As a sensitivity reader, Clayton’s job is to help nonblack authors avoid portraying black characters in a way that feels inauthentic or uninformed. She herself relies on sensitivity readers to improve her writing — for her first book, she hired 12 different readers to review aspects of the story that she and her writing partner didn’t base on firsthand experience.
January 5, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word selfieccino
Drinking coffee and taking selfies – for many of us two of life’s favourite things! And now both have been combined into a new drinking experience at the Tea Terrace that is situated on the top floor of The House of Fraser department store. Open for just a few weeks, fans of the selfieccinno are loving the clever concept that allows you to be the selfie in your own coffee. The café in Oxford Street is offering the coffee (and hot chocolate) service that enables you to upload your selfie into a special machine and turn it into edible foam.
January 2, 2018
scarequotes commented on the word raw water
High-profile Bay Area denizens are skipping tap water in favor of drinking unfiltered, untreated, and expensive “raw” water that comes straight out of the ground, Nellie Bowles reports for The New York Times. Proponents claim that raw water’s health benefits include naturally occurring minerals and microbes. But the reality for any inadequately treated water from the tap or a spring is that those minerals can sometimes include arsenic, and those microbes can be deadly.
scarequotes commented on the word Noon Year's Eve
Youth Services Librarian Carey Kipp said she got the idea to host the Noon Year’s Eve event online.
“This is a nice way for the kids to have their own party,” Kipp said. “You can’t go wrong with face-painting, and you can’t go wrong with boxes.”
The early New Year’s celebrations are gaining popularity. Pinterest has endless ideas for Noon Year’s Eve celebrations. Netflix also brought back its on-demand New Year’s Eve countdowns for kids, so parents could celebrate the New Year with their children while still getting them to bed at a decent hour.
scarequotes commented on the word copaganda
To counter this, police reform and police abolitionist activists on Twitter have invented a rather useful term: "Copaganda." Copaganda is any news story that uncritically advances a police department's image or helps undermine reform efforts.
December 27, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word selfitis
Are you obsessed with taking selfies?
Chances are you might have “selfitis” — a genuine mental condition that makes a person feel compelled to constantly take photos and post them on social media, psychologists say.
The term has been around since 2014 to describe obsessive selfie-taking but has not been backed by science until now.
December 18, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word Cheetoquiles
It started from such a good place. Unlike Pizza French Toast, which began as an attempt to salvage a series of bad decisions, Cheetoquiles actually began with a series of good decisions.
December 16, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word nocoiner
Im officially a nocoiner. Sold all my remaining coins
December 12, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word Xicanx
The transition of the spelling from Chicano to Xicanx(a/o), which is by no means total, is in large part due to the rise of Chicana Feminism, also known as Xicanisma. Ana Castillo, a pioneer author in the field, coined the term using an ”X” at the beginning instead of “Ch” as a means to more directly identify with the indigenous etymology of the term. Her works, along with many other Xicana authors, pushed the Xicano conversation into deeper consideration about the economic and cultural oppression of Latina women (who are still the most underpaid demographic in the United States) even within the Chicano Movement itself.
As Xicanista intellectuals incorporated queer and gender theory, the second “x” was used to be more inclusive of non-binary Xicanxs, as has occurred with the term Latinx. All these new considerations have transformed Chicanismo into a new Xicanismo.
December 6, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word scromiting
Although the syndrome is rare, enough patients have visited Scripps Mercy Hospital that led the emergency room staff to dub the symptoms of CHS—screaming and vomiting—into a new word: “scromiting,” Lev said.
Chalfonte LeNee Queen, a 48-year-old woman living in San Diego, experienced “scromiting” for nearly two decades.
December 2, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word climate leave
Our proposed policy is that employees can take up to 5 days of climate leave due to extreme weather each calendar year, and that any leave of greater than 5 consecutive days requires there to be a declared state of extended emergency, as determined by local officials in the employee’s region. This policy directly mirrors our policy of unlimited sick leave, with any absence of more than 5 days becoming short term-disability and requiring a doctor’s note.
November 11, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word raunch-com
Is it Terrible Christmas Movie season already? Seems like Terrible Halloween Movie season just ended. The first of 2017’s miserable entries is this grim sequel to last year’s modestly amusing “moms gone wild” raunch-com that thrived on chemistry between harried Mila Kunis, subservient Kristen Bell and reckless Kathryn Hahn.
November 5, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word excremoji
“Organic waste isn’t cute,” Everson wrote, aghast that the technical committee would even deign to consider additional excremoji. “It is bad enough that the Emoji Subcommittee came up with it, but it beggars belief that the Unicode Technical Committee actually approved it,” he wrote. Everson continued:
November 2, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word daddymoon
But his wife, Danielle Labadorf, 31, reassured him that she would be taken care of by her parents and sister, who live on Long Island. Perhaps realizing his life would soon be incredibly different, Mr. Lamberg went ahead and maxed out on golf, playing a round at the Royal Troon Golf Club and watching the Women’s British Open. “It turned into my unofficial daddymoon,” he said.
October 30, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word loophole woman
On the podcast, we talk about "loophole women" who enable or apologize for men who behave badly.
October 27, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word responaut
Breathe is almost (and yet in no way inappropriately) fun. Thanks to Robin's activism, the British press coined a new word — "responaut" — for people reliant on respirators but not letting that stop them from living. The resolute, cheeky intrepidness of that wonderful word is all over this movie.
scarequotes commented on the word quescussion
First, the professor explains the rules of quescussion, which are:
Everything said must be in the form of a question.
Participants must wait until four (this number can vary with the size of the class) other people have spoken before they can speak again.
Statements in the form of questions are not allowed (e.g. “All professors wear polyester, don’t they?”).
If someone makes a statement, the rest of the class is to shout “Statement." (The exercise is self-policing.)
October 25, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word needfinding
We learned through our needfinding process that not knowing who will show up on moving day can be a stressful part of the experience. To address this, we sent photos and bios of our moving teams before every move. Meeting their movers in advance gave Walnut customers peace of mind.
scarequotes commented on the word whiteopia
The “whiteopia” of North Idaho has become one of the most desirable places in the West for conservatives to relocate. So why is the local Republican party tearing itself apart — and who’s responsible?
October 23, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word vadering
Breathing heavily on a phone call. (Came up in an IM.)
October 20, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word perspecticide
Living with an abusive and controlling partner can feel like living in a cult—except lonelier. Victims' ** own viewpoints, desires, and opinions may fade as they are overwhelmed by the abusers'. Over time, they may lose a sense that they even have a right to their own perspectives. This is called perspecticide—the abuse-related incapacity to know what you know (Stark, 2007). Perspecticide is often part of a strategy of coercive control that may include manipulation, stalking, and physical abuse:
October 19, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word outchea
blend of "out here"
Anyway, I want to make it clear before my co-workers tarnish my name that I am in no way dissing bacon, but what they not finna do is have me out here needing a stint in my aorta because I’m outchea sampling bacon flavors trying to find the right one. Bacon is cool. Sza is straight.
October 13, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word hepeat
My friends coined a word: hepeated. For when a woman suggests an idea and it's ignored, but then a guy says same thing and everyone loves it
September 23, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word threatcasting
Threatcasting emerged in 2007 as a variation on the futurecasting process that one of us, Brian, created when working as a futurist and trying to imagine what individuals would expect from their technology products in the future. Threatcasting is also a descendent of scenario planning, a tool that allows organizations to image a range of possible and probable futures based upon overlapping forces or trends. Imagine you’re a car company that envisions the possible futures of gas prices and the unemployment rate. If gas prices rise and unemployment falls, what might your sales look like? But what if both gas prices and unemployment rise? From these basic components, you can develop specific scenarios for your company and plan for them.
September 15, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word premium mediocre
A few months ago, while dining at Veggie Grill (one of the new breed of Chipotle-class fast-casual restaurants), a phrase popped unbidden into my head: premium mediocre. The food, I opined to my wife, was premium mediocre. She instantly got what I meant, though she didn’t quite agree that Veggie Grill qualified. In the weeks that followed, premium mediocre turned into a term of art for us, and we gleefully went around labeling various things with the term, sometimes disagreeing, but mostly agreeing. And it wasn’t just us. When I tried the term on my Facebook wall, and on Twitter, again everybody instantly got the idea, and into the spirit of the labeling game.
scarequotes commented on the word carnism
Carnism describes the invisible belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals. The ideology sees the wide-spread acceptance of meat-eating as 'natural', 'normal', and 'necessary'.
In addition, it sees its opposing ideology - veganism - as unnatural, and not 'normal'.
September 14, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word creepshot
Toronto woman joins the fight against creepshot image sites
There’s a Toronto woman named Roxanne who has an on-again, off-again hobby. For the past four years, she’s spent her time reaching out to those whose photos, some explicit, she’s found on a site dedicated to titillating men by, among other things, humiliating women by posting their stolen images and personal details.
September 13, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word petextrian
One pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle crash every eight minutes, a number that’s been on the rise in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has equated this increase in injuries to a global influx of “petextrians” – pedestrians who simultaneously walk and text. This, combined with the rise of distracted driving due to smartphones, created a massive new safety problem for drivers and pedestrians alike.
September 6, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word noblebright
Here I am with more addendums to this post: Seems like a lot of people are saying the word “noblebright” at me, and I just want to be really clear about this: Noblebright is not hopepunk. Noblebright does not espouse the same ideals that hopepunk does. They are two distinct, separate, coexisting things.
Noblebright is Arthurian legends. The world is a good place, people are essentially good. The codes of chivalry are in full effect. People in positions of authority are there because they are wise, prudent, caring leaders. They rule because they deserve to rule. They protect the weak, they uphold their ideals, there’s people practicing chaste courtly love in every bower and garden. Things are fine, and people have adventures in which they triumph because (see: all of the above).
September 5, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word hopepunk
> The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk. Pass it on.
#this is a good post #also I need an example of hopepunk #bc the name #resonates with me #and I need it #please #if you don’t mind (via @lavender-starling)
So the essence of grimdark is that everyone’s inherently sort of a bad person and does bad things, and that’s awful and disheartening and cynical. It’s looking at human nature and going, “The glass is half empty.”
Hopepunk says, “No, I don’t accept that. Go fuck yourself: The glass is half-full.” YEAH, we’re all a messy mix of good and bad, flaws and virtues. We’ve all been mean and petty and cruel, but (and here’s the important part) we’ve also been soft and forgiving and KIND. Hopepunk says that kindness and softness doesn’t equal weakness, and that in this world of brutal cynicism and nihilism, being kind is a political act. An act of rebellion.
scarequotes commented on the word slobbyist
Fat, middle aged trolls that hide behind an alias on escort review boards. Their purpose is to insult, defame and harm an adult entertainer’s reputation. Their misogynistic attitude is prevalent in their critically unflattering reviews and board posts.
September 1, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word dump dinner
One of the best things about dump dinners is that they're often freezer-friendly — meaning you can prep (or bulk prep!) in advance, pack away, then use whenever you're ready. Find this make-ahead recipe along with others here.
August 26, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word blue racism
A police union in New York called the Sergeants Benevolent Association says in a new video that officers are often victims of “blue racism.”
“The average person doesn’t see the things that make me human,” a narrator says. “When they look at me, they see blue.”
The video describes a “strange form of racism” that is growing across the country, and points to the number of police officers who die while on duty. The video says that “blue racism” is “even more racist” than judging a person based on their skin color.
August 21, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word porexia
If you spend hours in front of the mirror each day poring over the little openings on the top of your skin and willing them to disappear before you take an Instagram selfie, you're not alone.
In fact, obsessing over our pores - from the size to the number of them - is the beauty industry's latest preoccupation.
This is so much the case that dermatologists have coined a word for this pore fixation - 'porexia'.
August 14, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word sologamist
In the new trend called “sologamy,” women are committing themselves to themselves with their own wedding ceremony. These women, such as self-styled “sologamist” Erika Anderson, throw on a white gown, invite their close friends and family and marry themselves in a legally nonbinding way.
August 9, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word sologamy
scarequotes commented on the word manifestbro
The intellectual bankruptcy of lacking good sources is the reason that Google manifestbro doesn’t deserve a detailed response.
August 7, 2017
scarequotes commented on the word holibobs
Your worn-out Havaianas, shoddy attempt at dreadlocks and a tan that makes you look like an extra from Geordie Shore make it abundantly clear you’ve been on holibobs.
There’s no need to harp on about it
Sure your friends will good-naturedly enjoy a story or two, but there’s a shelf life to your ‘this one time…’ stories.
August 4, 2017
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