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To find the use of the word 'curating' utterly wnakery and pretentious?

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GetafixTheDruid · 07/07/2017 05:45

I've noticed it being used more and more. Today on Facebook a Boden ad popped up - 'we're curating a collection of clothing for all the family' Hmm. What a load of bobbins.

Also, home interior magazines. 'Saskia curates a collection of bohemian trinkets and retro objects' Saskia has a load of old car boot tut in her drawing room.

Unless you are in charge of a museum using the word 'curating' should be banned, you pretentious arses.

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ExplodedCloud · 07/07/2017 16:13

Can I offer myself up for summary execution by the Wankery Squad?
I was describing someone and managed to say "She's very keen on textiles". Yes she likes sewing, knitting and crochet.

MintyChops · 07/07/2017 20:18

Today the RAGE obviously lingered because when I was in our local Spar the guy behind the counter asked me was it still nice outside, I replied yes and then (innocently) asked when he would finish. He said 4pm but then I am going into town to do some listening. What? I asked him what that meant and he said (and I swear I am not making this up), " Oh, I stand with a sign and if anyone needs to talk, they know I will listen." alas this thread was still with me and without pausing for breath I said "What sort of Millenial Bullshit is that?". He said (unoffended actually to his credit) oh, it's probably because of the course as did - Performing Arts.

There you have it, I blame fucking Performing Arts for all this useless, fuckwitted, faux-creative SHITE.

I did say sorry to him for calling it bullshit but only because he took it on the chin and I thought I had gone too far....

MikeUniformMike · 07/07/2017 20:23

I seem to have found some like-minded people.

Thanks for curating this pedants' edit.

YouTheCat · 07/07/2017 20:53

Hahaha 'listening'! Grin

Why doesn't he volunteer with the sodding Samaritans?

The exh used to use 'myself' and 'yourself' incorrectly. Also he'd say 'pourquoi' and think he was some kind of fucking genius. The thing was he used it as meaning 'for you' no matter how many times I pointed out it means 'why'. But what would I know with my French A level I got an E and him without even a CSE.

Utter wankery!

GetafixTheDruid · 07/07/2017 20:53

Oh I am setting a goal to say 'what Millenial bullshit is this?' by the end of next week.

MikeUniformMike - good work on the user name.

I quite like the corporate bullshit, it's reassuringly naff and I like to think no-one takes it that seriously. DH's work do an emergency drill every now and then which involves a phone 'cascade'. Obviously I spend the next few days cascading info to him about what's for tea, where I'm going etc. In fairness he cascades info back about what time he's getting home, who is picking up ds from scouts etc. All's fair in love and corporate bullshit.

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MintyChops · 07/07/2017 21:04

Do it GetaFix, I have to warn you though it feels good at first then it's a bit like battering Bambi, I.e. Not good just in case you were worried....

GimbleInTheWabe · 07/07/2017 21:31

Ha! I love the 'listening' guy. Can't think of anything worse than listening to a bunch of strangers issues and guess what... I went to bloody drama school!

Just remembered something equally wanky that I saw on Instagram. I know of a guy whose really in to cigars (bleh) and his profile bio notes that he is a 'brother of the leaf'. This made me laugh for such a long time and any time I see him I just have 'brother of the leaf' going around my head.

Intheknickersoftime · 07/07/2017 21:40

Snorting at brothers of the leaf. My brothers used to call their penis their leaf when they were little because my mum was always going "leaf it alone!"

GimbleInTheWabe · 07/07/2017 21:44

@Intheknickersoftime that has totally made my evening!! I'm creasing here!
Now when I see him I'll be thinking 'brother of the leaf' but in a whole different light..

rightsofwomen · 07/07/2017 21:47

My job involves curating scientific data for a database. In this context it is not pretentious or wankey i.e. It's not just museum workers.

SuperPug · 07/07/2017 21:50

Also this "x" for any collaboration that may just be me.

belmontian · 07/07/2017 21:57

Homemade really irritates me when used several times in the same sentence. I have a fb friend who regularly posts pics of a cake/trifle/rice crispie bun with the caption "I just made this homemade coffee and walnut cake, sandwiched together with homemade coffee icing and homemade chocolare swirls".

Yes, we get it, you made it yourself Hmm

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff · 07/07/2017 23:05

what sort of Millenial Bullshit is this

Grin Grin Grin

testing123testing123 · 08/07/2017 00:05

Homemade really bugs me when it's used in a cafe / pub setting

JuicyNectarine · 08/07/2017 00:24

I cba to read the entire thread but you are so right op, we must rile against lexicon abuse and smughipsterpish.


Tell those sheep to read a dictionary, also pull up their trousers - sick fed up of watching gravity do its worst on pasty bum cracks and trendy boxer pants (buy a belt ffs!).

Lovesrilanka · 08/07/2017 00:26

the overuse of 'iconic' annoys the crap out of me. It actually used to mean something but bloggers and ad people use it constantly to fawn over any old dross overed with their logo or rehashed old shite, sorry, 'iconic item curated from the archives'

KoalaDownUnder · 08/07/2017 03:11

'Style' bloggers are THE FUCKING WORST.

'I'm currently obsessed with this stunning pant from All Saints. Pair it back with a piece from last summer's winter edit and a bold red lip with an iconic smokey eye for night-time. Available in red, black and grey colour-ways from Net-a-Porter. The Hubster has treated me to all three for my birthday - I'm a lucky girl!!'

Fuuuuuuck offffffffffff.

reallyanotherone · 08/07/2017 07:45

Homemade really irritates me when used several times in the same sentence. I have a fb friend who regularly posts pics of a cake/trifle/rice crispie bun with the caption "I just made this homemade coffee and walnut cake, sandwiched together with homemade coffee icing and homemade chocolare swirls".

Yes, we get it, you made it yourself hmm

It's the american version of "homemade" that gets me-

Recipe for home made chocolate chip cookies;

Chocolate chips
Packet of cookie dough mix.

Same for cakes, so many times have a seen "great homebaked", when it's a packet of cake mix with a shit load of "frosting".

Chestervase1 · 08/07/2017 07:47

Style your look or you could get dressed

PoochSmooch · 08/07/2017 07:49

I meant to post Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table earlier in the thread - glad another poster has done the honours!

Read it and weep Grin

Antlers everywhere.

MothershipG · 08/07/2017 08:33

My Mum took me to Café Rouge yesterday to spend some Tesco vouchers, they managed to get curate and artisanal into one starter... (That place is seriously overpriced for what you get!)

To find the use of the word 'curating' utterly wnakery and pretentious?
Agoddessonamountaintop · 08/07/2017 08:58

I was given a curated (or was it deconstructed?) smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel in a café the other week. Bagel on a plate, smoked salmon, pot of cream cheese, and wedge of lemon. If I wanted to make my own fucking bagel I'd have opened my own fucking fridge and saved myself £7.50. And I was left with greasy stinky fingers.

FizzyCherry · 08/07/2017 09:03

DS, 3, is watching Blippi on YouTube (if you are not aware, stay that way, it's for the best).
He's just met a "curator" at the Florida Aquarium.
This curator "feeds and looks after the fish."
This "curator" is a zookeeper. The fact the fish are still alive quanitifies this fact.

MintyChops · 08/07/2017 09:14

A bookcase with all the spines facing IN??? Fuckng idiots. That may be peak Millenial Bullshit.

zeebeedee · 08/07/2017 09:16

Can I add 'eclectic' to this discussion? DS1 and I always have a laugh at people describing their record collection (vinyl of course) as eclectic, it's just a mixture of everything! We have come to the conclusion that it's OK to describe someone else's stuff that way, but pretentious wankery to use it for yourself

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