you ever think about how the word "movie" is a childish and adorable name for the new medium of moving pictures and it stuck for 100 years?
@baronnarcveldt and we're sixteen years away from the hundredth birthday of the similarly childish and adorable "walkie talkie"'s invention
“O'Reilly has worked as an activist for a number of causes and prides himself on his company's "long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism." As a strategy of persuasion, he has evolved a technique of "meme engineering," which seeks to modify the terminology that people use.”
@baronnarcveldt I was twenty seven years old before I realized this
@baronnarcveldt YES ALL THE TIME OH MY GOSH
honestly "tee-vee" isn't all that much more refined
@baronnarcveldt I love it and wish we were more permissive about this kind of thing in English. Instead we have a ton of dipsticks angrily yelling at people for making up new slang. 😩
there were angry dipshits arguing at the time in local newspaper letters to the editor about every single new word. the internet just made it faster lol
@baronnarcveldt this is why i like calling them “movies” better than “films”. it’s silly and fun.
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