As Such – This is a verbal pause pretending to invoke group intelligence by consensus of familiarity. It is not unusual for wordage to build upon immediately preceding wordage: it’s called contextual construction, as such. We have specialty words that show explicit logical relations. They are constructs like ‘if-then’, ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘but’, and ‘therefore’. Let the meaningful words breathe for themselves free of mooching welfare words.
Black Ice – There is no such thing as black ice. African Americans might believe there should be, and female drivers may need the excuse, but that does not make it true. Natural ice is clear or frosted white. The wet road seen through the ice is probably what is black, even if white people wish roads were white, but they ain’t. That’s snow on the road.
Chewing Gum – If I must live with people who won’t dispose of it properly, then it’s stepping gum, and chewing is just the preparatory GDP-increasing labor necessary for installment.
Climate Change – Happens every effing day: it’s traditionally called weather and it’s normal.
Literally – Please stop using this term the group-think way. Words without literal meaning are not words, they are Rorschach blots lacking denotative rigor. If you want to use the word ‘literally’, clearly enunciate a wet fart with your sphincter, drop your drawers, point to the steaming stain, and then say ‘literally’. For all we know, you just defined the first glyph or two of a new language, Fartstein. So simple a caveman could do it.
Social Justice – Not all justice can be social because destructive behavior is not infinitely tolerable. Let the producers have a social life for once.
Spreading Democracy – With respect to the military-industrial complex, quite the opposite is the true goal and effect. Iraq, that shining city on the sand dunes, is not being covered by the MSM since the glorious withdrawal in December 2011. Nixon would be proud. With respect to sexually liberated women choosing which PUAs to service, thereby ruining themselves for wifedom through their government-protected social climbing imperatives becoming worldly-wise, verily, this is the unvarnished truth, and sufficient proof that democracy is not for everyone. Don’t name your daughter Democracy.
What’s your pet peeve?
Cherchez la femme.
—‘Reality’ Doug, 25 January 2013