Rapidly evolving English: today's new expression
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Jul 1, 2017

"Virtue signalling".

Make sure you say "virtue signalling" in all your conversations, for approximately the next 6 weeks.

People will be impressed at how up-to-speed you are.

But after 6 weeks, stop saying it, or people will feel sorry for you because you will be so... yesterday.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/10/i-invented-virtue-signalling-now-its-taking-over-the-world/#

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/30/emily-thornberry-accuses-chuka-umunna-of-virtue-signalling-on-eu-vote


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
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Russian to English
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Vice signalling Jul 1, 2017

I'd like to coin this phrase for indicating opposition to all the fashionable values embodied in virtue signalling.

 

Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
French to English
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Yes, Jack Jul 1, 2017

It's not so much the new term I mind but the action involved, which I find intolerable.

 

The Misha
Local time: 12:06
Russian to English
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Count me in Jul 2, 2017

Rachel Fell wrote:

It's not so much the new term I mind but the action involved, which I find intolerable.


One man's vice may well be another man's... virtue?


 


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