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  •  it's a shibboleth (3+ / 0-)
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    whenever someone says it, it marks them in my mind as someone who is not on my team

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 11:39:09 PM PDT

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    •  Perfect word choice (1+ / 0-)
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      Definition of shibboleth (n)
      Bing Dictionary

      1.catchword or slogan: a word or phrase frequently used, or a belief strongly held, by members of a group that is usually regarded by outsiders as meaningless, unimportant, or misguided
      2.common saying or belief: a saying that is widely used or a belief that is widely held, especially one that interferes with somebody's ability to speak or think about things without preconception
      3.identifying word or custom: a unique pronunciation, word, behavior, or practice used to distinguish one group of people from another and to identify somebody as either a member of the group or an outsider

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 07:51:59 AM PDT

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