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Date: 2009-12-16 12:44
Subject: Two things that piss me off
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Music:Nothing but motors and fans
Tags:rl, television
I get mad every time I hear "protocol" on the Olay skin care commercial. And Ambien's use of "sleep procedure" makes my blood pressure rise. I'm not sure why they get to me so, but I want to throw things at the television every time either ad comes on.
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User: polly_b
Date: 2009-12-16 19:47 (UTC)
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With me, it's some pharmaceutical commercial that talks about 'paleness' as a symptom (of a side effect). It just makes my teeth ache. Every time I hear it, I find myself screaming "PALLOR! PALLOR!" at the TV.

So, it ain't just you, lol.
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Maia C
User: maiac
Date: 2009-12-16 22:15 (UTC)
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It's infuriating because it's not just ignorant misuse of language, it's deliberate misuse of language to make something seem to be what it's not. It makes perfectly good words meaningless, and that makes it harder for all of us to communicate with each other.

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