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

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 10 14:33:58 UTC 2014


At 12/10/2014 08:05 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>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.

Not a tautology but a prediction?  Someone who hates is going to 
continue?  See the extended meanings in Urban Dictionary, such as 
sense 3:  "A colloquial saying. It means that people who don't like 
you will always find a reason to dislike you, no matter how stupid 
that reason may be."

Joel

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