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The PC term for failure? ‘Deferred success’

I find this funny

     
3:53 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"LOS ANGELES - In 2005, some people wanted the word “brainstorming” replaced by “thought shower” so as not to offend people with brain disorders, and they also wanted ”deferred success” to replace “failure” so as not to embarrass those who don’t succeed."
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4:23 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ARG! That's doubleplus ungood.
4:50 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>> doubleplus

congrats! You offended the people who have deferred their goodness.

2:12 pm on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was guilty of a thoughtcrime until I read the 'tongue-in-cheek" disclaimer. Sadly, I doubt the veracity of the tongue-in-cheek bit. 'Deferred Success' fits right in with 'outcome-based education'.

Doubleplus ungood indeed.

3:26 pm on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You proles are not bellyfeeling the intelligent design here - I may assign all of you to joycamps.
3:29 pm on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The term 'deferred success' was much ridiculed here in the UK a couple of months ago! It's inception is featured here, on the BBC [news.bbc.co.uk]

It's creator is a shining example of one who has successfully deferred success!

Syzygy

5:22 pm on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hahahaha. Thanks for the link, didn't know how it all started.

About self-esteem: "After nearly two decades of teachers, parents and therapists focusing their efforts on boosting children's self-esteem, a team of psychologists led by Florida State University Francis Eppes Professor Roy Baumeister has found no evidence that boosting self-esteem through school programs or therapeutic interventions leads to any positive outcomes."
(University link: [fsu.com...] )

6:54 am on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Now I know what CE means! I came across this teh other day and wondered what the hell it was.

People who engage in this type verbal chickanery are pathetic in the extreme

8:27 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I know people who have been deferring their success for decades.
8:31 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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btw, I've been using CE and BCE for, like, ever. In school it was the preferred style for academic papers.
8:45 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>> I know people who have been deferring their success for decades.

many are so busy, that they will defer it for the next life. Don't look down on them, we're all equal :)

10:32 pm on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Now I know what CE means! I came across this teh other day and wondered what the hell it was.

People who engage in this type verbal chickanery are pathetic in the extreme

What else would you call it?

2:35 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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