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Blogenning Theme of the Week: Things I Dislike

Part of the fun of the Blogenning is that once a week someone chooses a topic for you. Some weeks it’s incredibly easy, some weeks you have nothing to say about that subject and just have to roll with it. This week Andrea has decide we’re talking about things we dislike. I’ll let you decide where this one falls.

The actual theme this week is things we “hate”, but screw that. Why? Here are things I dislike:

  1. People who use the commonly accepted definition of hate. This, naturally, makes me a complete, pedantic asshole. The English language has this nasty way of taking the most important words we have and giving them too many damn meanings. Look at love. There are so many types of love it’s not even funny, but we bundle them all under one word. Then when we’re questioned on it, we use descriptive words to narrow it down. That reeks of rationalization to me. I can look at you and say “I love you”. Then when your significant other gets pissed off and accuses me of being sweet on you, I can say “no, as a friend” or “no, like a brother or sister”.
    The same is true of hate. I can say “I hate you” and then when you get offended I could say “I hate you like I hate Brussels sprouts” or “I hate you like Stalin hated Trotsky”. Very different things right there. Well screw that. I’ll save the word hate to express my feeling on bigots, murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and their ilk. If something doesn’t nearly cripple you with an extreme aversion or hostility, let’s use “dislike”.
  2. Myself, for fogetting the former. Despite my feelings on the word hate, I often fall in to using the common usage. This, naturally, makes me a hypocrite. At least I’m aware of it and working to stop doing it.
  3. The Twilight Saga
  4. The Twilight Saga
  5. The Twilight Saga
  6. The Twilight Saga
  7. The Twilight Saga
  8. The Twilight Saga
  9. Hypocrites. Seriously, fuck you.
  10. Pedantic assholes. Double fuck you.

- B

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  1. QOTU says

    And you see, that’s why I loved the sign “God strongly dislikes hate” at the protest Travis and I went to a few years ago. Great post!

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