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  • spotted for the second time in a month...

    Did this originate with television?

    June 22, 2015

  • spotted again in August in a computer tech video. Wonder if this is a 'new thing'.

    Also, still hate this phrase.

    August 16, 2015

  • special snowflake

    A problem person. A person who thinks they are unique, different and therefor more special that everyone else. Derived from too many parents telling their kids they are "special," like a "snowflake." Typically used by used by those in the customer service or retail industry to refer to bad customers.

    That lady was a special snowflake, in a blizzard of other special snowflakes; shes unique, just like everyone else.

    August 16, 2015

  • This site, http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/special-snowflake, traces the use of the term to the 1999 movie Flight Club.

    August 16, 2015