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What To Say Instead Of ‘You Don’t Understand’

What To Say Instead Of ‘You Don’t Understand’

You’ve already explained yourself a dozen times – in perfectly clear language, no less – and still they’re not hearing you. Your partner, your best friend, your 10-year-old kid, whoever. You know you’re right; they just need to listen a little better, don’t they? As they go around and around…

How To Talk Crap Online

How To Talk Crap Online

“People are just as allowed to dislike things as they are permitted to enjoy them,” writes cultural critic Kate Wagner in The Baffler essay “Don’t Let People Enjoy Things”. Wagner (creator of the architectural critique blog McMansion Hell) shuts down one of the dumber memes going around right now, where…