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23 October 2019
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The Hole Got Fixed said
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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23 October 2019
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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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30 October 2019
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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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31 October 2019
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Ron Nasty said
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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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The Hole Got Fixed said

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
DrnnnnnDrnnnnnDrnnn DRNDNDNDNDN I would have showed up just to annoy everyone by singing very loudly a-hard-days-night-john-6

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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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31 October 2019
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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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31 October 2019
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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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