In passing

November 18th, 2006  |  Published in etc  |  2 Comments

I don’t think I’m going to drop reddit from NNW any time soon, but if I do it’ll be because I’m getting really tired of the proliferation of “idiot” and “moron” in the comments.

If you’re someone I talk to or correspond with, and if you think to remember, please just don’t call anyone “idiot,” “moron,” or, I guess, “jackass” around me. Throw “fuckwit” in there, too, and maybe “asshat” and “retard.”

I’m not claiming any purity in this matter, and I’ll admit that if anyone deserves a t-shirt that reads “Powered by Harsh Invective,” it’s me, but I’m starting to feel a little worn down by name-calling.

Oh, also please drop “people” as in “Look, people, nobody’s saying …” That one’s always rubbed me the wrong way. It’s like the person using it has decided everyone else is panicked or freaking out and in need of having things ‘splained to them by someone with superior perspective. Bleah.

But especially “idiot” and “moron,” please.

If you need to do something, maybe twirl your finger by your ear and go “a-doy!” because that’ll crack me up every time. I just made myself laugh doing it right here on the couch.

But also please never do that “talk like you’re deaf and using sign language” thing. Hoo boy.

Just “a-doy” and finger-twirling.


  1. jbm says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 10:11 am (#)

    I WANT that t-shirt.

  2. k. says:

    December 1st, 2006 at 6:48 pm (#)

    How do you feel about “douche face” or “vagina lips” or “jackie” which is short for “jackass” but also vaguely referential to jacqueline kennedy onassis?

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