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When you're making a cup of tea and the splash of milk you normally put in accidentally becomes a very large amount of milk...

Ughhh...

  

As a person who likes the idea of coffee but despises the actual beverage, I once attempted to teach myself to like it by adding a splash of coffee to a cup of milk and dumping in a concerningly large amount of sugar... the coffee taste was still overpowering, plus it was cold from the milk. Oh, and it was motel coffee. delicious

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AG you seem to be suffering from burnout, I'm just touching base with you to check up on your productivity and personal goals. Would you like a consultation with Talent Management on Friday? 

  

What would you say if I told you that the meeting would cause more burnout and lead to decreased productivity and more unmet personal goals? 

Would you stand up and walk out on me?

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Junior schools offering parents the option to retouch their 8-year-old's school photos. And it probably covers every year in the school. Let's get the kiddies into thinking they're not good enough and give them body image issues as early as possible! Yay!

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But pet peeve:

All the phoney snowflake-y terms companies have adopted to make themselves (or their employees, who the heck knows) feel special. [....]
Similarly HR being Talent Management- a spade is a spade, lads!  

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[...]I may punch the next person who uses the word "space" other than as the description of a physical place.  

This, so much. I have a professor who refers to tests as """""Knowledge Celebrations""""". a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-3paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif paul-mccartney I make a point of referring to them as what they are -- tests. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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Beatlebug said

AppleScruffJunior said

But pet peeve:

All the phoney snowflake-y terms companies have adopted to make themselves (or their employees, who the heck knows) feel special. [....]

Similarly HR being Talent Management- a spade is a spade, lads!  

Ahhh Girl said

[...]I may punch the next person who uses the word "space" other than as the description of a physical place.  

This, so much. I have a professor who refers to tests as """""Knowledge Celebrations""""". a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-3paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif paul-mccartney I make a point of referring to them as what they are -- tests. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

  

Like our muck up day at school last week - it was called 'celebration day' and as a result of that (And other factors) less than half our year level turned up.

Jargon, kids - my linguistics subject has tought me all about it................

It's necessary but only in some contexts.

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I'd hate to see someone with vitiligo in one of those schools because on top of the typical bullying, they'd also have the camera crew pestering their parents about evening out their child's skin tone.

To a related pet peeve, i hate how the body positivity movement is aimed towards women. Despite the fact that men and women are shamed about equally for being overweight (or otherwise unattractive by modern beauty standards), the movement almost always focuses on women.

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Junior schools offering parents the option to retouch their 8-year-old's school photos. And it probably covers every year in the school. Let's get the kiddies into thinking they're not good enough and give them body image issues as early as possible! Yay!

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I mean one time they touched up my school picture to remove the glare off my glasses, but that was it. 

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Like our muck up day at school last week - it was called 'celebration day' and as a result of that (And other factors) less than half our year level turned up.
 

did someone say CELEBRATION DAY??!?!??!??! ahdn_john_08_gifahdn_john_08_gif
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^ Quarryman could have worn his cheerleader outfit!

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Now I propose we hold a 'Celebration' muck day in the Beatles Bible House and @QuarryMan has to wear his cheerleader outfit and help me sing very loudly and annoyingly. ahdn_john_08_gif

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This is both a news one and a pet peeve: Idiot marketers making idiot marketing decisions. Our latest candidate- McDonald's who decided to promote their sundaes with the campaign 'Sundae Bloody Sundae'.

Some of yiz will know Sunday Bloody Sunday from the John solo song but essentially it was when a load of British soldiers decided to shoot 28 innocent civilians, ultimately killing 14. It happened in 1972 but as of now only one soldier- Soldier F has been charged with murdering civilians. 

 

Now what Pet Peeves me even more is there was more than one Bloody Sunday (there's actually been 3 involving the island of Ireland and then another one involving Irish people in London), which the British media seem to like to ignore but the circumstances of it were even worse than the 1972 one. In 1920, British police drove onto the pitch during a Gaelic football game, barricaded the exits to the stadium and then started firing indiscriminately at the crowd, wounding 60 and killing 14 (the commander later said his soldiers were "excited and out of hand", well sure nothing gets the blood pumping like firing at men, women and children watching a football match!). 

It was reasonably accurately portrayed in the film Michael Collins (bar they didn't bring an armoured car onto the pitch that remained outside. Also ignore any YouTube comments underneath any Irish history videos, they're poisonous).

 

So overall Pet Peeve: Stupid marketers and whitewashing history

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Beatlebug said
Now I propose we hold a 'Celebration' muck day in the Beatles Bible House and @QuarryMan has to wear his cheerleader outfit and help me sing very loudly and annoyingly. ahdn_john_08_gif

  

Sounds good, I'm also wearing it again tonight a-hard-days-night-john-6

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^pics or gtfo 

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Why must the world drive so goddamn fast outside my school? You are a rusty and battered Honda Accord, not a Ferrari! Slow down!

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Everybody always getting the change of decade/century/millennium wrong by a year.

Yes, there's a certain logic to seeing the change of decade, these artificial waypoints we use to mark time, as when the year clicks back to 0, with the 0 indicating some sort of reset.

That's how it works with the passage of age, we begin at 0 and every time we return to a 0 a decade has passed.

That doesn't work with the historical timeline we created though; there is no year 0, it goes from 1BC to 1AD, meaning the first decade ran from 1 January 1AD to the 31 December 10AD, and the second decade began on 1 January 11AD, etc... all the way through to the technical - and proper - change of decade coming at the end of this of this year, 2020, and not the end of 2019.

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Interesting. However, the way we say decades/centuries/millenia is by placing a 0 next to the variable numbers within that timeframe, so 1970 is part of the 70's and not the 60's.

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Yeah, sure, RN, but if everyone gets it wrong, then surely everyone is right, because it's an arbitrary designation of time passage and what it is designated to be is by everyone and not by a lone pedant on the internet? ahdn_john_08_gif

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What I mean is, I think it's more of a cultural thing. Culturally it's a new decade because it seems to be one, not because it technically is. You can't logicize(?) culture very well.

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Imo there’s not really a right or wrong way to organize the passage of time since time is already a human construct that has been subject to human change and honestly it doesn’t make much sense anyway (especially with Daylight Savings and 12-hour clocks and 12pm coming after 11am and all that)

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Still, I like categorising history by decades. It's cool that we can think of such an arbitrary method of remembering different periods and get such distinctive responses depending on which time, like how we think of The Beatles and Civil Rights when we think of the 60s. I wonder how the 2010s (and the 2020s, for that matter) will be remembered in future. 

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Not well. When i think of the 2010's, i think of:

The 2016 US presidential election where we had to pick between 2 terrible candidates

Social Justice Warriors (not all bad but the ones who got the spotlight typically were)

Climate change and the people too stupid to accept that it exists

ANTIFA and The Proud Boys

LGBT+ rights (not a bad thing at all but since it's something i think of when i think of the 2010's, i thought it's important to list it here)

Cartoons trying to be edgy

PG AKA Practically G (How is The Haunting more family friendly then Finding Dory?)

Terrible pop music

People being unhappy with their lives

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