January 4th, 2014


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The beloved column/site News of the Weird has a category of weird events they call "Not Clear on the Concept."  Here's a nice example in writing -- this taken from the NY Times article about Urban Dictionary http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/technology/a-lexicon-of-the-internet-updated-by-its-users.html :

Because Urban Dictionary allows people to add multiple definitions to each entry, questionable entries include follow-ups that offer perspectives on why those words are not acceptable.
For example, the definition for a word describing people with cognitive challenges and difficulties includes the sentence, "People who choose to make fun of the mental retarded tend to be complete morons and cannot comprehend that these people have feelings and emotions just like anyone else."