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Anti-intellectual EuphemismsPosted on March 13, 2011
I see this a lot, especially in programming forums.
Using the word simple, natural, pragmatic, real world or intuitive to mean “I am able to understand this.”
Conversely, using the word complex, unnatural, academic, “your world” or unintuitive to mean “I am not able nor am I willing to invest the effort to come to understand this.”
If someone does this, I will politely request that it stops, since it crushes any potential useful discussion.
–By request from Viktor. You don’t wanna mess with Viktor.