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

Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Italian to English
Jul 1

"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


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Vice signalling Jul 1

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

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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Yes, Jack Jul 1

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

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The Misha
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Count me in Jul 2

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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