Really, appropriate for any audience - but aimed at startups specifically because the folks at startups are usually wearing 12 different hats at once.
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- then it's not your opinion is it? It's your "this is what I think I need to do professionally, even though I think it sucks." That's an assessment, not an opinion.Apr 17, 2012
- So your opinion is that people can never have a professional opinion?Apr 17, 2012
- Rule 7 doesn't really fit for me. The usage to which you object is so pervasive that I think protesting it is literally pissing in the wind (I love using it like that, you'd rob me of that?).
Also, since you're citing the 'long' history (1778) of "ain't" as validation, 'literally' as an intensifier has been in recorded use since the 1680s, and used by some pretty notable writers.
Aside from the ones which are simply bad grammar, this always comes down to a battle between prescription and usage. And we each seem to draw the line in different places, what induces the red mist in one person seems a cute little quirk to the next. For me, seeing 'cliché' used as an adjective (rather than 'clichéd') flips me out.Apr 18, 2012
- "I love using it like that, you'd rob me of that?"
Yes, in a heartbeat. Next question?Apr 18, 2012
- I must say I am peeked. I'm literally crying tears of lead. A new peek of sadness, more unique then I have ever felt before. Its my personal opinion that loosing this usage diminishes peoples ability's to fully express they're thoughts and feelings. If your going to insist on this than it is literally on you're head, people will find other ways to express there thoughts, their quite resourceful - the affect won't be what you hoped for. Still, I complement you on you're bravery. Capitol work!Apr 18, 2012
- I need shopping hints for a new sarcasm meter. This one's busted now.Apr 18, 2012