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TheDongerNeedsFood t1_iy7zv15 wrote

So different countries have similar terms for “cool” or “ok”, but different terms for “fucked up”


fer_sure t1_iy80nq7 wrote

Is this related to how English has the tendency to make negative terms mean their opposite through sarcasm and hyperbole? e.g. "literally" has been used to mean "but not literally" almost since it entered the language.


merkitt t1_iy8hudb wrote

Is it possible that this is due to the tendency of speakers to develop euphemisms for negative words?


Playful_Melody t1_iyaashd wrote

I’m curious if this reflects a net good or ungood effect overall?