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My thoughts on imaginary lesbianism - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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My thoughts on imaginary lesbianism
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akcipitrokulo From: akcipitrokulo Date: November 8th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
The vegetarian one irks me a lot mainly because it directly affects me - as you said, I DON'T want to be offered fish...

On a semi-related note, organic irriates me a lot. I'd find it difficult to find anything in a supermarket that isn't organic! (Possibly the trolleys if you remove the tyres, plastic seats & hand rail...)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 8th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, while the misappropriation of "organic" is annoying to anyone with a background in chemistry, I think that these days we just have to accept that the word has multiple meanings and move on.
karohemd From: karohemd Date: November 8th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then again, plastic is made from natural oil, which, being converted prehistoric animals, is entirely organic so there is even less organic material in a supermarket than you might think. ;o)

The meaning of words has always been determined by the definition of those who use them. Just look at (cunningly making a connection to the original post) what e.g. queer or gay used to mean 100 years ago.
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