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01*05*2011 – Semantic Satiation Edition

submitted 6 years ago by in Daily Empire

I get tired of so many buzz words people throw around. For example, "overrated" is clearly becoming the most "overrated" word ever in addition to being overused. Want some lessons in how to use this word? Well, I don't care what you want. This is my daily; go make your own if you want to blather about something else. 

  • For something to be overrated, it first has to be rated. 
  • Additionally, it has to be rated by many people. If you and I both rate something (for instance, the value of Felton mentoring Nolan), and you rate this as more valuable than me.. I can have the opinion that you have overrated the value of this. But if I go around telling everyone that the value of Felton's mentorship of Nolan is overrated by the fact that you and just you have overrated it.. then I am clearly putting too much emphasis on your ratings.
  • If you insist on using this unuseful descriptor, try being specific with it. Nothing like specificity to stall semantic satiation I always say. Talk about how national pundits overrating this or about local media homers overrating that. Saying something is overrated based upon some vague sense that someone disagrees with you is meaningless. 
  • STOP USING YOUR SKEWED PERCEPTIONS OF WHAT YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE RATING THINGS AND JUST STATE YOUR OWN DAMN OPINION WITHOUT QUALIFICATION TO SUPPOSED OVERRATINGS THAT ARE OCCURRING. Or don't, I don't care. I don't listen to you people anyway...

Now for something completely different. SATIATION!

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PS Thanks to @HDoom for "allowing" me to use his picture for the thumbnail. Also, hey @HDoom, can I use your picture for the thumbnail? thanks bruh

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