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13-07-2017, 09:03 PM
the narrative on the word narrative
It used to be a literary term. Then it grew into a political word. Now its repulsively overused. Hearing it makes me want to flinch or lash out. Holistic and synergistic give me the same feeling. Narrative will probably become a stupid meaningless work meeting word pretty soon. Maybe it already has in your world. Some words piss me off because they actually get into my reality and start fucking with me. Bosses start saying this shit and it's like nod your head or you might not be a good fit.
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13-07-2017, 09:10 PM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
"At the end of the day..."

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13-07-2017, 09:13 PM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
(13-07-2017 09:10 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  "At the end of the day..."

I don't mind that as much because it's more down to earth.
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13-07-2017, 09:18 PM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
It's the overuse of it that bothers me. If it were a TV drinking game cue I'd never be sober.

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13-07-2017, 09:52 PM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
About six months ago I cut my cable and threw a quilt over my TV. I watched shitloads of junk TV when I had it. I remember on Jersey Shore they said, "At the end of the day..." a lot. Honestly, though, at the end of the day, it's meaningless work jargon that makes me want to go bin Laden on their shit.
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14-07-2017, 04:31 AM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
Even worse: "architect" used as a verb. Ivanka Trump is trying to make it a thing. She describes her new "book" as "a manual for architecting the life you want to live." Censored

Also tired of "the optics."
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14-07-2017, 06:55 AM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
At this point in time.

(Or as we illiterate plebs say; "now".)

Consider

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14-07-2017, 07:05 AM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
(14-07-2017 04:31 AM)julep Wrote:  Even worse: "architect" used as a verb. Ivanka Trump is trying to make it a thing. She describes her new "book" as "a manual for architecting the life you want to live." Censored

Also tired of "the optics."

Goddamn. That's EXACTLY the kind of shit I hate.
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14-07-2017, 07:13 AM
RE: the narrative on the word narrative
For a while it was "going forward", as in "Going forward, we will need to increase productivity"

I had a boss who used it in EVERY SENTENCE.
Drove me bonkers!

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14-07-2017, 09:11 AM
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"reaching out"

Whatever happened to just "asking" a question? I'm not drowning in quicksand.
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