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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
    ...However, I acknowledge that the term does seem to trigger a lot of snowflake conservatives...
    No - it's just dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
    I am very very skeptical that there was any malice in the evolution of the language. However, I acknowledge that the term does seem to trigger a lot of snowflake conservatives,
    If by "trigger" you mean "causes vehement disagreement" and by "snowflake" you mean "vehemently disagreeing" yes. However, that's not what is meant by "trigger" when used by those who coined the definition, nor is that what is meant by "snowflake" by those who coined the definition.

    FWIW, I'm also not sure how you're managing to read 'malice' into DE's explanation (which is bang-on accurate).
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    that's not what is meant... by those who coined the definition, nor is that what is meant by... those who coined the definition.
    Language changes gradually or rapidly over time as used by different people, and what the words mean is what the people in general are using them to mean. It is a fundamental error in the understanding of language that I see a lot of conservatives naively make, to think that words should always and forever mean what they Originally MeantTM. There is not a copyright owned by those who coin a definition, where they are some sort of Official Decreer of what terms mean forevermore.

    If by "trigger" you mean "causes vehement disagreement" and by "snowflake" you mean "vehemently disagreeing" yes.
    I mean "the easily upsetable crybabies, who will have a meltdown at the slightest and most mild thing that upsets them and who think the world is always unfair to them and are paranoid that the world is out to get them, will go on a rant and throw a tantrum" when I say "trigger the snowflakes".

    DE's explanation (which is bang-on accurate).
    Wow. You should think hard about whether you really want to agree with D.E. on anything. It sets a really bad precedent.

    In this instance, D.E. is completely making stuff up that he feels ought to be true. He provides zero evidence. It seems to me really really unlikely to be true. But you seem to think it ought to be true because it sounds true to you. I think Steven Colbert's comments about "truthiness" apply: That a lot of US conservatives rather than using their evidence and reasoning to evaluate factual claims will instead just apply a 'gut feeling' about whether it 'feels true' to them ("truthiness"). D.E.'s statement sounded good to conservatives so all of you here who don't apply your brains or rationally judge evidence and simply agree with anything that sounds good all fell over yourselves to amen it, thus proving your own lack of judgement and mental incompetence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    If by "trigger" you mean "causes vehement disagreement" and by "snowflake" you mean "vehemently disagreeing" yes. However, that's not what is meant by "trigger" when used by those who coined the definition, nor is that what is meant by "snowflake" by those who coined the definition.

    FWIW, I'm also not sure how you're managing to read 'malice' into DE's explanation (which is bang-on accurate).
    Now Pig, it is not a surprise to see star try to use appellations he doesn't like in ways that do not relate. He has done that in other similar cases. Sort of "so are you" kind of insult.

    You see it again in his very next post.
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