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... to want to blow a raspberry at this facebook post

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blankpieceofpaper Tue 26-Sep-17 22:16:19

posted an article about a young person speaking about mental health etc on my facebook page. I am interested in those areas.

Here is one reply i recieved:

"It seems discordant for a person speaking on the inhumanity of governmental organisations to be doing so at the conference of the party which most seeks to extend the operations of government."

Dear lord.

This person loves an argument, thinks well of himself, strongly right wing

So, so I:

a) ignore ignore ignore
b) shove in some random non phrase of no link like ah, therein lies the cat in the mixing bowl!
c) proofread, ask him to write in shorter sentences - i.e. punctuation
d) post a link to another youtube video and then just keep posting them, with no comment
e) something else

arguing back is not an option, he is a twat

MorbidBibliomancy Tue 26-Sep-17 22:19:51

You could reply with this, though it might be construed as arguing back...

plantsitter Tue 26-Sep-17 22:20:06

Why can't you answer back? Try mansplaining as if he's misunderstood. 'Mike, (or whatever his name is) I think she's complaining about the specific sitting government rather than a government as a societal structure.'

blankpieceofpaper Tue 26-Sep-17 22:21:58

Love it!

Love your username!

BTW, I should state. It is not him disagreeing with me that I care about, or being right wing. It's just how! No commas no other anything just MESSAGE.

DistractedByIrrelevance Tue 26-Sep-17 22:22:30

Definitely B. He will be infuriated. A and he will think he has won, C or D and he will get to argue more, and I'm not witty enough to think of an E.

NotACleverName Tue 26-Sep-17 22:24:17

Ask him what the fuck he's wittering on about/show him this.

NotACleverName Tue 26-Sep-17 22:25:41

Ah fail, my image didn't upload. Hopefully it will now.

(demonstrating best place for his pseudo-intellectual blathering.)

blankpieceofpaper Tue 26-Sep-17 22:29:34

Distractedbyirrelevance it is so so tempting but it is like a sport for him - he goes full big long words, isms, political nuances quotey mc quoteyface, I would need MN behind me to help!

NotACleverName - pseudo-intellectual blathering is exactly what it is!

PerspicaciaTick Tue 26-Sep-17 22:39:56

PyongyangKipperbang Tue 26-Sep-17 22:43:03

"I don think you quite understood what was being said did you?"

Then monitor it until it shows "Someone is typing" and delete your post. The fact that you think he is an idiot and he has no way to answer you back will drive him MAD!

mymorningbeautyroutine Tue 26-Sep-17 22:45:54

Direct him to the Plain English campaign.

Can't bear people who write like that to prove their superiority.

Toadinthehole Tue 26-Sep-17 22:48:42

I would ask him to explain himself in plain English.

Flopjustwantscoffee Tue 26-Sep-17 22:49:26

"Surely that depends on how one defines "discordant", "governmental", "operations of government" and "extend"?"

blankpieceofpaper Tue 26-Sep-17 22:51:32

I like lots of these!

Flop - yours would keep him busy, tempting!

WingMirrorSpider Tue 26-Sep-17 22:53:52


PyongyangKipperbang Tue 26-Sep-17 22:54:01

Can't bear people who write like that to prove their superiority.


I would respect his opinion far more if he had just said "What a load of shit! Cant believe people vote for these bellends!" which is pretty much what I shout at the TV when the Tory conference is on!

In fact OP, friend me on FB and I will post that, then when he agrees with me I can say "Well why didnt you just fucking say that then?! Btw, had my fingers crossed you Tory dickhead" grin

blankpieceofpaper Tue 26-Sep-17 22:56:21

Feel free to DM me!

Balaboosta Tue 26-Sep-17 22:57:49

what's your problem with this? he's saying that governments are ill-suited as instruments to deal with mental health. In some ways, i agree. And you're saying you've got a problem with his grammar? that's just weird. why not discuss it with him on your Facebook. instead of on here. isn't that what Facebook is for? and no i don't always use grammar on here or on Facebook either.

blankpieceofpaper Tue 26-Sep-17 22:58:14

plantsitter has articulated it well - I wish I could! You can criticise an aspect of government, or one party in particular, whilst still agree with the idea of it? or something!

Franklin77 Tue 26-Sep-17 23:03:30

If arguing back were an option for whatever reason, what would your reply be?

OhGodWhatTheHellNow Tue 26-Sep-17 23:16:28

Sounds like all my Dsisters posts, I get treated to a daily dose of her pseudointellectual musings on the news.
I have one rule that has stopped us completely falling out - Do Not Engage with fuckwits on Facebook.

Also works for militant vegan antivaccine conspiracy theorist work colleagues grin

Keepthebloodynoisedown Tue 26-Sep-17 23:20:36

You may be talking to a family member I mine. He comes out with shit like that constantly. We usually respond with this

emmcan Tue 26-Sep-17 23:26:51

''You are entitled to an opinion, but yours is shit''

Ttbb Tue 26-Sep-17 23:36:20

Hard to say without the article link but the comment seems somewhat spot on assuming this is yet another moan about how the government if failing to support everyone by throwing money at everything at a farish left party conference (labour, greens, young communists, whatever).

Keepthebloodynoisedown Tue 26-Sep-17 23:37:49

Or you could correct it for him:
" It seems discordant contradictory (discordant is a word that twats use when they don't have a reasonable argument) for a person someone (again less twatty) speaking on the inhumanity of governmental organisations to talk about the unfairness of government policy (see how you don't need to use big words to get your point across) to be doing do so at (no one talks like this) the conference of the party which most seeks to extend the operations of government this conference, as this party believes in 'big government'. (I think this is what you meant, your point wasn't very clear).
D- please see me after class.

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