I was actually thinking of starting a thread like this before but never bothered to do it. Then I see it again. What is ‘it’?
People who think that by using unecessarily ‘cultured’ language they will show how educated they are.
Now, usually when you call someone ‘sir’ you are trying to show that even though you disagree with them you are trying to be reasonable and civilised. So how can you call someone ‘sir’ and then call them an assohle in the same sentence? What’s the point?
There are people who write completely casually, and then, when they get angry start sounding like a cop on one of those FOX “Caught on Tape” shows. (You know the type. It’s never ‘a car that was going fast’ it’s ‘a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed’.)
Calling people sir is just one example, but there are many others. When someone wants to show their righteous indignation they’ll start refering to people as individuals.
Individuals might not be a difficult word but how often do you really use it in day-to-day conversation? Why is that everyone who wants to show how morally uplifted they are suddenly starts referring to everyone as an individual?
It’s not “that guy who blew the giraffe is a heathen scum”, it’s “that INDIVIDUAL who molested the giraffe”. Oooh… suddenly your argument is so much more compelling because you’ve shown the vocabulary of a high school grad?
What is the point of all this? Are these people trying to distance themselves away from the argument? Like “it’s the other guy who’s stooping to this level of name-calling, I’m too good for it”. Yeah, it’s not a real flame because it’s prefixed by ‘sir’.
If you want to have a contest on who is the most eloquent, start a thread in MPSIMS about it.
What’s next? “I pricketh thee with the razor-sharp rapier of moral superiority!”
That’s nice. You can speak English. So can I, and probably better than you. If you’re going to go with pointless name-calling, drop the pretensions and say “Go felch yourself, ya flaming ass-lizard!”.