A new semantic giveaway

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by Chiron, May 20, 2019.

  1. Chiron


    Jun 22, 2016
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    Widespread political peccadillos seem to be leaking into the ever-changing virtual world of the internet. I'm thinking of the bad habit of borrowing a word from everyday life and use it totally out of turn to cover something embarrassing they'd rather not say.
    Let's consider in particular the formerly harmless word 'excited' as it's being vastly used on the web today.
    A few examples:

    - Here at Microft we are very excited with the new WIDOWS 15, the operating system that will give the user full control over the power switch unless the OS thinks differently...

    - We are excited to announce that we've been swallowed whole by Goongle and starting today we will begin to work under their whip...

    - We are so excited to announce the new Spyke version, the Video Call software that will route all your conversations through the NSA in order to offer you a better protection against potentially dangerous ideas...

    It could go on for quite a while :(

    Long story short: as you nowadays read that someone is 'excited' with something, it's time to fasten your seatbelt, bring your seat back to an upright position, fold the table in front of you, put your head firmly between your knees and prepare yourself for the worst.

    Ah the good ol' times when excited referred mostly to giggling girls and electrons that had swallowed a photon... :rolleyes:
    Chiron, May 20, 2019
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    Katie Boundary

    May 29, 2017
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    "We're excited to announce that Michael Bay will be directing the live-action Captain Planet movie..."
    Katie Boundary, May 31, 2019
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