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By Madly on Polly Asks: New York Magazine Wants Me to Write Ask Polly For Them. Should I Tell Them to Piss Off?
Yay! You deserve this, Polly. I'm a little nervous about a wider troll pool, but dickweasels are people too and they might learn something. Now go eat all of the cheese,
By Jen Gann on Polly Asks: New York Magazine Wants Me to Write Ask Polly For Them. Should I Tell Them to Piss Off?
@melis Hi! I'm Jen Gann, the Cut's copy editor. You're definitely right that a lot people use "swole" (Urban Dictionary, which we consult sometimes for slang usage, lists it). For this post, I chose "swoll" for two reasons: (1) Maggie Lange, the post's author, wrote it, and I trust her humor and slang instincts, and (2) "swoll" is closer to "swollen" visually, which I think helps get the meaning across to people who might not be familiar with the term. The copy desk at NYMag.com debates slang usage pretty often; we like to have fun while remaining comprehensible to a wide audience. We've already discussed the kinds of entries Heather Havrilesky is going to get into our style guide. Can't wait for the first opportunity to add "dickweasel."
I love your photographs and your photography. I love your project on addiction very much, but you capture all people with such love. You are gifted and use the gift well. Look after yourself.
Dear LW, take comfort in the knowledge that you DO have some vague sense of self. At 19, I did not have any "self"; I lived purely for the reaction and affirmation of the outside world. As long as the reaction that I got was good, then I succeeded. I was very charming and very empty. I think its wonderful, at 19, that you are so thoughtful about what you say and that you spend time exploring whether it is what you mean or don't mean or how you feel or just a cliché. Thats great. Whatever conclusions you come to, value them. Value your opinions and also give other people the benefit of the doubt that they are also trying to figure out their opinions. Explore them together and you'll both benefit from being known. It is also OK to have a conversation that you start by saying "I don't know how I feel about _________, but I think its important." That's a humble and perfectly reasonable way to approach the world. Not everyone needs to be an editorial writer for the New York Times or a pundit on Fox News. Ie, being overly sure in your opinions can be obnoxious when the world is full of many perspectives.
I'm from Buenos Aires and I say eat 'em all!
I think I get your drift here, but honestly? It's NPR, for crying out loud. How much more are you sealing yourself in your own amber if you let its algorithms hum along with your "tasted" choices?
Not that I'd do it, though. I like the chaos of an unscripted sensibility that mirrors my own.
And P.S.: Don't go getting ideas, Awl Network Peoples. You don't run What A World anymore.
Wake me when they find health benefits from being unfulfilled and irritable.
By Ralph Haygood on Reasons to Weep
@deepomega: Needless to say, Ms. Bresch isn't going to become a Dutch citizen and thereby expose herself to Dutch taxes on individuals. No siree. Last year, the rate on income over 55,991 euros was 52% (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_Netherlands). TYRANNY!!!
they should switch to russian lit
Cryface from the bottom of paragraph 6 all the way down.
What a special kind of relief this post was.
Polly, you just explained SO MUCH to me.