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How so much has changed- Showing my age

Discussion in 'Stupid Stuff' started by Forgalspop, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Forgalspop

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    I didn’t know if this would be better in Stupid Stuff or General Discussion – probably falls into the category of stupid stuff best, as some of the current terminology is pretty stupid.

    I guess I have too much time on my hands and my age is showing being able to think of all the new words and terms that have been added to our current lexicon. I sometimes wonder if most people realize how powerful words are and how they shape people’s attitudes and the power they have to influence societal culture. Politicians, ad agencies and the news media are very aware of the power of words. And usually use them for their advantage and the masses disadvantage.

    Here is a list of words and terms that have come to fruition or changed in meaning since I was growing up in small town America. I’m sure other’s here can add to the list.

    Looking forward to words and terms I’ve overlooked! J



    Cancel Culture

    Essential Workers

    Non- Essential Workers

    Undocumented Workers

    Transsexual

    Pansexual

    White Privilege

    White Guilt

    Black Lives Matter -(we kind of thought all lives mattered)

    Antifa

    LGBQT

    Crypto Currency

    Safe Spaces – (used to be a fallout shelter or tornado shelter or your mother’s arms)

    Internet

    Email

    Cell Phone

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Right-wing Extremist

    Assault Rifles

    Fake News

    Social Distancing

    Amazon – (used to be just an area in South America)

    Zero Tolerance School Policies – (can’t point a finger at another kid and say bang!)

    Climate Change – (it was the fear of a new Ice Age when growing up)

    Open Borders

    Neckbeards – (had to look that one up – had no clue what that was)

    Soi Bois

    Gender Neutral

    Gender Fluid

    Masculine Toxicity

    Polar Vortex – (a big snow storm when I was kid)

    Pro Choice

    Pro Life

    Hate Crimes –(we kind of thought all crimes were on the hateful side of life)

    Social Distancing – (Used be referring to introvert or loner)

    Artificial Intelligence (probably what my teachers thought I had- or the lack there of)

    Virtual Reality

    Remote Control - (one of us kids with a pair of pliers to change the TV Channel because the knob was missing)

    Most computer related terminology

    New Math – (we didn’t know we were so ignorant to learn math as we did and somehow it worked for all the NASA mathematicians who put men on the moon)
     
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  2. Hawgman

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    Super Storm.

    Never have heard what the criterion is to cross the threshold from "Bad Storm" to "Super Storm". Think it has something to do with getting billions of dollars for your state.
     
  3. Mr.Glock

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    Just cause people spew it, doesn’t make it not stupid!
     
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  4. MacFromOK

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    I remember back when "disrespect" was just a noun, before it was malformed into a verb by da hood...
    :drunk2:
     
  5. Snattlerake

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    Helicopter parenting
     
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    You left out one of the biggest, "conspiracy theory."
     
  7. Snattlerake

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    I have always had disdain for the incorrect co-conspirators. It's like a double positive. A conspirator is a conspirator, not a co anything.
     
  8. trekrok

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    I keep thinking at some point we'll hit the stupid-crazy limit switch, but so far, not so much.
     
  9. BillPenn

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    Na we passed stupid-crazy three exits back. Now it could be I'm just getting old. Or it could be global warming is causing a world wide IQ loss. Either way I seem to have more and more trouble wrapping my head around the stupid stuff that they keep coming up with.
     
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    Thug used to be a derogatory term, it is commonly used today for street criminals. It is still derogatory in my language book, it's an insult.
     

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