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    Continuing to redefine words, now they redefine "Karen".

    So, the "OK" sign is racist, and a few other words have been redefined, and now it's...\
    KAREN.




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    Well, *I'm* redefining "Karen" as the Shannon Watts Moms Demand Attention types.

    So there, just you try and stop me.
    Last edited by Twangbanger; 05-25-2020 at 22:16.

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    How did some stupid moron get the bright idea that the OK sign is racist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurDee View Post
    How did some stupid moron get the bright idea that the OK sign is racist?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/u...ite-power.html

    Cause the "left" accused the "right"
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    I'm so over the Karen thing already. I've been called Karen on social media several times just because someone disagreed with me. It already has evolved beyond the "whistleblower" meaning.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapdragon View Post
    I'm so over the Karen thing already. I've been called Karen on social media several times just because someone disagreed with me. It already has evolved beyond the "whistleblower" meaning.
    Like so many other words/labels they loose the intended effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by actaeon277 View Post
    So, the "OK" sign is racist, and a few other words have been redefined, and now it's...\
    KAREN.




    Is there a TL/DW for this? Maybe a link for the article she's referencing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snapdragon View Post
    I'm so over the Karen thing already. I've been called Karen on social media several times just because someone disagreed with me. It already has evolved beyond the "whistleblower" meaning.
    Agreed. It's getting overused and misused, a la "snowflake". Even labeling whistleblowers as Karen is a misuse. I'd argue that it's not just "the left" redefining it, but everyone (but hey, you gotta get those YouTube "likes" for you're commentary channel...)


    Karen, is that entitled white ***** that thinks that all retail and service establishments should cater to her whim. And when they don't, she'll throw a trantrum when speaking to the manager.

    That's the original meaning.


    It's conceivable that Karen would go to Menards and demand that she be allowed to shop without a face mask.


    EDIT: It seems the talking head has a vested interest in maintaining the definition as she's made it. Always follow the money, right?
    Last edited by JettaKnight; 05-26-2020 at 09:28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by churchmouse View Post
    Like so many other words/labels they loose the intended effect.
    Such is the course of a living language. Fad words pop up, they morph, they continue, or change, or die...



    It's a derogatory word that hip right now, everyone is going to employ it to degrade what they want to mock.


    It was first bent on Reddit to mock anti-vaxxers, so to see it morph again shouldn't be a surprise or even something to worry about.
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    Redefine it occurs on INGO, as well.

    https://www.ingunowners.com/forums/b...l-meeting.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapdragon View Post
    I'm so over the Karen thing already. I've been called Karen on social media several times just because someone disagreed with me. It already has evolved beyond the "whistleblower" meaning.
    She's not a 'whistleblower', a Karen is a woman who can't get what she wants from a customer-facing employee so she tries to browbeat the employee into submission by escalating the complaint to the manager. The only thing necessary to put Karens on the trailer would be for the manager to back up his/her employee and explain to Karen why she cannot have what she wants, but managers usually just want the problem to go away so often undercut their employee and either give in entirely or proffer some other inducement to shut Karen up

    What keeps the Karens rolling out the strategy again and again is that it works (for them)

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