The “WTF?!” Thread

Eacaraxe

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...the author didn't include the caveat that they're talking about a trend in western online culture...
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Clearly, you (and the author) have a vastly different idea of what "across the world" means than...well, most other people on the planet. But at least it's good we've established that to you (and the author) "the world" means "western culture".

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Same as how "all men" strangely enough doesn't now seem to include men not of western (or white, or Christian) cultures. And just in case we try to move those goalposts and claim a byline is just a byline and not really descriptive of the article itself,

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Here's the same language in the actual article body.

Which I thought was kind of obvious.
Apparently not.
 

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Clearly, you (and the author) have a vastly different idea of what "across the world" means than...well, most other people on the planet. But at least it's good we've established that to you (and the author) "the world" means "western culture".
Or (for those of us who aren't cynically trying to twist innocuous word choices into spurious accusations): a trend can be much more significant in some places but can still have some level of prominence more widely.

Let's say an article talks about (for instance) the growth in popularity of punk rock in the 70s. Apparently, that would be enough for you to accuse it of white supremacy, because punk rock didn't have the same cultural penetration in Asia, Africa and South America at the time, but the article didn't specify that. I could reply that the article's cultural context is implicit: its the same cultural context the article was written within. Its readers will primarily be people living in the country in which the paper is published and available.

And the article could also say punk rock has fans across the world. That would... Still be true.

Same as how "all men" strangely enough doesn't now seem to include men not of western (or white, or Christian) cultures.
😂

Oh, lord, you actually think the article is being unironic in saying "all men"...?

Apparently not.
Definitely not, seeing how some very basic subtext and tone seem to have gone over your head.
 
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Fingers crossed that people take it a bit more seriously now that's it's disrupted one of the world's most important cities.
 

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Good thing that climate change is just a hoax and the flood is just a crisis actor.

NYC has probably always been screwed regardless. Without the (very outdated) underground pump system running constantly the city would be flooded anyways. The actual flood on top of that is just adding insult to injury.


The Day After Tomorrow is coming true. Time to head to Mexico.
Fall is here. Not long before the deep freeze!
 
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I’ve heard of this a few times before but never with this much thought behind it -