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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:27 pm 
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I've not heard that expression before either.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:45 pm 
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I've seen it only recently.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:32 pm 
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I've heard the expression "[adjective] as f***" fairly commonly, but I've never seen it abbreviated as "AF" before.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:55 am 
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It's the new thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:49 pm 
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It's New AF so?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:21 pm 
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not something I would recommend
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It's much newer than F.

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(Urban dictionary's first entry for it is 2011 so its definitely been around a while.)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:08 pm 
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I guess I never heard of it because the only internet I internet is here. NY Times app doesn't count, am sure, as doing the internet.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:44 pm 
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But is it on fleek?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:50 am 
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Wazzat?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:12 am 
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Good question. Evidently it started with a Vine video involving eyebrows.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:39 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
Jude wrote:
I don't think I've even heard that expression :scratch:


Once again reinforcing the stereotypes about the politeness of Canadians. ;)




I've not heard it either. Perhaps I am a wannabe Canadian? (who isn't?!)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:31 pm 
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Yes. . . .

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:25 am 
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Canadian af

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:36 am 
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Or polite af. :D

I am exposed to the seamier side of life on my Facebook feed, thanks to my son, my son's friends, and, oddly enough, a parrot rescue group I used to belong to. :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:22 am 
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Here's a clip of a play where the Trump-Clinton debates are recreated word-for-word and gesture-for-gesture with a woman playing Trump and a man playing Clinton.

Most of the commentary is on gender, but I actually thought it was interesting to judge the candidates purely by content and delivery without any pre-conceived notions that come from the actual candidates.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:00 pm 
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Ugh. This is just as nasty & painful as watching it the first time. I just wanna cry.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:23 am 
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Primula Baggins wrote:
Basic as f***.


I had encountered the abbreviation "AF" before, although like other internet terms, such as "ICYMI" or "TFW", not so often that I can always remember the meaning.

Even more confusing to me is how the word "basic" came to have a somewhat derogatory connotation in the past couple years.

I also never saw Fight Club, so I was for a time very confused at why people in the comments section of my local newspaper kept calling me "snowfalke".

(I *love* that media chart yov posted here, by the way.)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 am 
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N.E. Brigand wrote:
Having been away for a while, I have only just begun to read this thread, so please pardon me if I'm repeating something previously mentioned (I won't be posting much on political subjects, and I shall read a lot more of what has already been said here before commenting further), but on this note, it's interesting to read that Germany, believing the U.S. election to have been manipulated by Russia (partly through the dissemination of fake news), is taking steps to make sure the same thing doesn't happen in their elections next year: Don't Forget It Happened.


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I think we are looking for scapegoats.
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At the time you posted this, I had plans for a long response, explaining how I both agreed and disagreed with you, with a reference to something Tolkien wrote in his letters about Gollum and the Ring and power, and much more, but it was only ever in my head, and much life intervened.

So I'll just say that sometimes an apparent scapegoat actually is guilty.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:34 pm 
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I'm not sure where this link best fits, but it certainly shouldn't be in a thread titled "Trump's America". :) This is a polling representation of Obama's America, and I found it to be very interesting.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/obama-polling-trends/?ex_cid=2016_538_PollingT

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:01 pm 
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It definitely indicates that the country as a whole is neither entirely Obama's nor entirely Trump's, and probably never has been.

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