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

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:04
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: 23:04
Member (2000)
Russian to English
+ ...
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: 23:04
French to English
+ ...
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: 18:04
Russian to English
+ ...
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?


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Rapidly evolving English: today's new expression

Advanced search






Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search