[Ads-l] Based and cringe

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 21 22:26:51 EDT 2021


Oops, sorry!
https://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2017/08/word-of-the-week-based.html

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 7:25 PM Marc Sacks <msacksg at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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> > Subject:      Re: Based and cringe
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> > I wrote about the ascent of "based" back in 2017:
> >
> >
> https://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2017/08/word-of-the-week-=
> > based.html
> > <
> https://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2017/08/word-of-the-week-=based.html
> >
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > > 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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