Talk:Loaded language

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I've noticed that the word "typical" shows up almost 100% of the time in the same sentence as a snarl word, probably in an attempt to tie whatever the specific case is to more general bogeypersons. I can't decide if it qualifies as a snarl word all by itself or as some form of intensifier. Thoughts? - Immigrant laborer (talk) 16:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

I don't really think I know the kind of cases that you're talking about? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 18:07, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Dismissing an argument against religion by calling the arguer a "typical atheist" or similar, for example. Christopher (talk) 20:40, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Makers and Takers[edit]

Paul Ryan did not really coin this. Robert Heinlein used the term "makers, takers, and fakers" to criticize a distinction between "productive people" and people who either pretend to produce but do not -- or take, but do not pretend to make contributions to society. But using such a term is suspect as a reactionary idea. Pbrower2a (talk) 05:18, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

What does this mean?[edit]

With Fundie School use the term academic cheat. Nickolaus Pacione challenged this because he went to a public high school and community college.


He paid for his former social studies teacher's guestbook to remain open and called his former classmate, dubbed Mandy The Scandal Princess by a screenwriter and Pacione caught the coin then made her photo available on White People via Uncyclopedia.


@DigitalWasteland: I have trouble understanding what you're trying to say here. and the reference (which should be a note) doesn't make any sense to me either. And, there's no reference, either. Who the hell is Nickolaus Pacione and how is he relevant to this? Thanks, Cosmikdebris (talk) 17:46, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Nickolaus Pacione faced off with Eric Hovind in 2014, look at the term plagiarism aka academic dishonesty. He examined the plagiarism scandal of Ray Comfort as the crew of the site saw him chewing out Hovind in the review. — Unsigned, by: DigitalWasteland‎ / talk / contribs

I still have trouble trying to figure out what this has to do with "indoctrination" or "brainwashing." Is there any reference you can provide besides a personal anecdote? Cosmikdebris (talk) 18:00, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Is populist not also a "snarl word"?[edit]

I don't have a source to hand, but I've heard it used on British television in that sort of way. In fact, I don't recall it ever used positively, or even neutrally, and I'm curious to know if this is different elsewhere. Demoncard (talk) 03:36, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

It generally is used in a negative context, though it seems to have some slight neutral and positive usage as well. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 03:55, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

About the lists in this article[edit]

Do we really need these exhaustive lists? Sounds too subjective to me. GeeJayK (talk) 16:21, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Another unnecessary list of examples used only for soapboxing, I say scrap it. Christopher (talk) 16:28, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
At the very least it would benefit from being pruned. Nobody is actually going to read those lists.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 16:36, 11 April 2021 (UTC)