[Ads-l] "Don't hate. Appreciate!"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 10 12:48:24 UTC 2014


Jon, does the term "hater," as in "don't let the haters get you down," correspond to the meaning of the verb "hate" that you are describing here?

Fred Shapiro



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Subject: "Don't hate. Appreciate!"

Chris Cuomo, humorously, on CNN.

Before you start feeling good about Hitler and Stalin, understand that
"hate" means "be envious, critical, or resentful of another's success" in
young-folk lingo - as it has for a fair number of years (often construed
with "on").

JL

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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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