Snowflake free zone

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by citizenzen, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The word, "snowflake" has been played to death. Can we please move on from it?

    From this point forward I will not use the term unless describing a small, frozen crystal of H2O.

    Who's with me?
     
  2. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Agreed... can we go with "butt hurt" instead? :D
    It can be applied equally to people on both sides.
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Don't worry. As soon as president-elect snowflake takes the oath and destroys the EPA and any of our efforts to curtail climate change, we won't have anymore snowflakes at all.
     
  4. decafjava macrumors 68020

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    Words to be banned for 2017:

    "post-truth"
    "alt-right"
    "snowflake"
    "brexit"
    "harambe"
     
  5. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    We'll just put you down as a "no."
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Personally, while I might quibble a little about one or two of the nouns, I'd add "bitch" to that list. Especially when used to describe a woman with a career in public life.
     
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    I'll give "snowflake" the same halflife Liberals/Progressives/Democrats give "Teabagger."
     
  8. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think harambe is an interesting case. "Dicks out for harambe" has a meaning that leads one to envision guys exposing themselves over the death of a gorilla. But from what I understand, the originator of that popular phrase used "dicks" as a slang for police, not male genitals.
     
  9. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Well that depends on the context it's used in.
    Because I like to bitch about things all the time... sort of a hobby if you will. :D
     
  10. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    that would be offensive to gays....

    I agree though, snowflakes work for it is coming up on winter season but I much prefer the Cupcake Generation as it's quite fitting year-round.
     
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  12. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That would be essentially the same thing. :rolleyes:

    Now we'll just see the overuse of the word "cupcake."
     
  13. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    well, according to a vast quantity of interesting videos you can find online that condition is not specific to males...
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, I'm sure that there are other verbs, equally expressive, and a lot more eloquent, to be found in the rich descriptive lexicon of both modern and older English, that will adequately address your verbal needs in this area.
     
  15. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    well it would be politically incorrect to not include women.
     
  16. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    You could always just go back to good old "Pu$$Y".
     
  17. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    To be banned, or grabbed?
     
  18. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    But no matter what side I'm on 50% of the people disagree with me, what am I supposed to call those snowflakes?
     
  19. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    To discuss about the feline?
     
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    Gently petted with a circular motion until she purrs...
     
  21. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to quote Betty White here—mostly because it makes this quote far funnier when you imagine Betty White saying it:

    "Why do people say 'grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding."
     
  22. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    What does it actually mean? I've never bothered looking it up despite being called it lol.
     
  23. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Typically, snowflake refers to people who can't deal with dissenting opinions and want to have them classified as "hate speech".
     
  24. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Right, so if I were to say that Trump calling Mexicans "rapists" and "murderers" is racist, that would make me a snowflake.

    It's amazing how this election has given both the extreme alt-right and the rational voice equal weight. Walter Cronkite must be rolling in his grave.
     
  25. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I'll agree the term has become tiresome.

    But I'm actually in favor of keeping it around. Because, like so many other such taunts, it actually says more about the person using it, than it does about their intended target.

    Whenever I see someone using that term, they usually are talking about university students, typically at an exclusive and prestigious institution. So it's not hard to see the dripping resentment and envy in the mind of the person calling them "snowflakes." I'm sure some people are envious of the young, with a world of opportunity ahead of them; with boundless possibilities for romance, travel, and exploration.
     

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