[Ads-l] Based and cringe

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 21 22:24:31 EDT 2021


Nancy,

Unfortunately, your link just goes to the main Fritinancy page, not to the
2017 "based" entry. Is there any way of finding that?

Thanks,
Marc Sacks

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 10:14 PM Nancy Friedman <wordworking at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> I wrote about the ascent of "based" back in 2017:
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> https://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2017/08/word-of-the-week-=
> based.html
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> Interesting to know that there are based/cringe polls! Thanks for expanding
> my knowledge, um, base.
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> On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 7:09 PM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
> wrote:
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> > Two adjectives that have become very widespread in the past six to eight
> > months are =E2=80=98based=E2=80=99 and =E2=80=98cringe=E2=80=99, which
> se=
> em to be antonyms.
> > =E2=80=98Based=E2=80=99 means something like =E2=80=98I approve of this
> p=
> erson=E2=80=99s opinions=E2=80=94they=E2=80=99re
> > right=E2=80=99, while =E2=80=98cringe=E2=80=99 means the same person or
> i=
> dea is just so wrong it
> > makes you cringe.
> > I=E2=80=99ve seen polls with some opinion expressed and a multiple
> choice=
>  answer
> > block that has two answers: =E2=80=98based=E2=80=99 and =E2=80=98cringe=
> =E2=80=99. I have not seen this
> > discussed here but it=E2=80=99s very common on FB pages I read.
> >
> > Some people seem to think it comes from a
> >
> > rapper Lil B dubbing himself "Lil B the Based God" and 4chan users
> > referring to things as "based and redpilled."
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Geoff
> >
> > Geoffrey S. Nathan
> > WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
> > Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
> > https://clasprofiles.wayne.edu/profile/an6993
> > geoffnathan at wayne.edu
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