Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

You Won't Believe Whose Feelings Are Getting Hurt Now

"[T]he term 'techie,' often used as shorthand for these boomtown tech industry immigrants, is starting to carry negative connotations. For many tech industry workers, who account for about 8 percent of San Francisco's workers, 'techie' is starting to sound pejorative."

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Tully Mills (#6,486)

Can we call them makies & codies?

Multiphasic (#411)

It sounds pejorative because it's supposed to be pejorative. We use it because "asshole" is too general, encompassing as it does techies and Willie Brown.

AND ALSO! Just when you've think they've got to be, at the very least, smart enough not to equate "techie" with a racial slur…

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