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

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Dec 10 13:05:58 UTC 2014


In the proverb "Haters are going to hate" (commonly pronounced "Haters gonna hate"), there might seem to be a distinction.  Or else it's just a tautology.

--Charlie

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Jon, does the term "hater," as in "don't let the haters get you down," corr=
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Chris Cuomo, humorously, on CNN.=0A=
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Before you start feeling good about Hitler and Stalin, understand that=0A=
"hate" means "be envious, critical, or resentful of another's success" in=
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