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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 21:46   #13
fugl
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Originally Posted by litebeam View Post
"Snowflake"...

That's worth a chuckle coming from you....
“The pejorative sense of ‘an overly sensitive person’ arose from a still-common misconception that no two snowflakes are alike. ‘Snowflake’ as a derogatory term was popularized by its use in the 1996 novel Fight Club. . .but the insult had existed for a significant amount of time prior to this, although not in popular use. In recent years, the meaning has expanded from ‘a person who believes they are unique’ to also denote someone who is too sensitive and is easily offended, based on conceptions of snowflakes' fragility and weakness.”

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