Author Topic: Infantilisation  (Read 42869 times)

Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #930 on: December 04, 2018, 09:33:18 AM »
There's part of me that says 'What harm are they doing?' but then there's another part of me that realizes that this is exactly the harmless activity these people do until they snap and go out and do a great deal of harm.

I'll show them.

I'll show them all.

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #931 on: December 04, 2018, 11:30:37 AM »
Apologies if this is a bit too upsetting for this thread, but a week or two ago, I saw a grown man rather aggressively 'playfighting' with a four or five year old child on the tram. And calling him a "little fuckin' rat" over and over while grabbing him and shaking him. The kid didn't seem especially upset and was happily kicking back at him, but it seemed very very wrong, to the extent that I still wonder if I should've done something.

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #932 on: December 04, 2018, 03:13:03 PM »
I listened to a podcast by mistake this morning based on somebody's wrong recommendation, and the patronising baby voice in it was enraging.

https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes/season-2/at-your-serverless

It starts right away in this, after the Al Gore soundbite. Stop talking to me like I'm a child. Talk to me like you'd talk to real people in a real conversation. This is the voice adverts use to tell me to consume something I don't need. It's exhausting.
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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #933 on: December 04, 2018, 03:20:44 PM »
American podcasts are almost universal awful for tee-heeing and giggling like schoolgirls.

Laughing at everything devalues what's truly funny. 

I challenge you to listen to Everything's Coming Up Podcast and the Duke and Duchess podcasts without hating all humanity within seconds.

Plus ECUP continually got the Simpsons wrong!  Stop getting the Simpsons wrong!

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #934 on: December 04, 2018, 03:55:31 PM »
American podcasts are almost universal awful for tee-heeing and giggling like schoolgirls.
There are a lot of good ones, but the "I've set out to do this as a career and have chosen this voice dripping with insincerity to do it in" ones are just terrible.

Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #935 on: December 04, 2018, 04:12:52 PM »
There does seem to be a strange phenomenon on Youtube generally were people talking about the same subjects all end up taking on the same speech patterns/voices.

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #936 on: December 04, 2018, 04:21:15 PM »
There does seem to be a strange phenomenon on Youtube generally were people talking about the same subjects all end up taking on the same speech patterns/voices.

Yes, the gaming ones my nephews watch, I would swear it's the same guy. Nasally, whiny, babyish SHIIIIIIIIIIITE. My nephews now talk like this.

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #937 on: December 04, 2018, 04:30:02 PM »
There does seem to be a strange phenomenon on Youtube generally were people talking about the same subjects all end up taking on the same speech patterns/voices.
Yeah. English people are the worst for it, because they either integrate the Americanisms into their speech patterns (the younger crowd) or they go full-force Zippy from Rainbow combined with 90s games mags patter (Larry Bundy etc.).

Kids get their accents from their peers more than their parents, right? I'll look into it myself, but does anybody know of any studies where the globalised nature of society via social media has made it so that British kid's peers heavily include Americans on YouTube, affecting their local accents?

Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #938 on: December 04, 2018, 04:54:29 PM »
Yeah. English people are the worst for it, because they either integrate the Americanisms into their speech patterns (the younger crowd) or they go full-force Zippy from Rainbow combined with 90s games mags patter (Larry Bundy etc.).

Kids get their accents from their peers more than their parents, right? I'll look into it myself, but does anybody know of any studies where the globalised nature of society via social media has made it so that British kid's peers heavily include Americans on YouTube, affecting their local accents?

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I heard the above so often in our house that I found myself doing it all the time.  Couldn't stop.

Until I made myself stop.

As for peer pressure then of course that's going to triumph over the way yer ma an' da talk.  You only have to hear a 'Cockney' accent from the last 10 years or so to see how differently the yoof are talking these days.

My eldest has gone full blown ned over the last year.  I don't know whether to encourage it as I'd rather he spoke like this than some kind of Mockerican but I would rather he said his 'Ts' and didn't go 'Aye!' like some kind of Blantyre Ali G.

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #939 on: December 04, 2018, 04:58:33 PM »
gonna wanna do can seriously EFF OFF

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #940 on: December 05, 2018, 02:52:46 AM »
Adult playfighting.

Took my son, as I do every Saturday morning, to a kids sports class down at the local martial arts centre. There's not usually any class on after this, but this time, a load of people started turning up. I assumed it was some kind of martial arts event that was due to start after the kids sports class, but no - as it turned out, they'd all turned up for an adult playfighting class. Apparently, it serves any purpose from finding your inner child to actual marriage counselling and what-not. Sounds like a load of old bollocks to me.

I’m a knacker on the rum - I’d love chance to hand out punishment post-booze. Is that what is being offered here?

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #941 on: December 05, 2018, 03:18:05 AM »
I’m a knacker on the rum - I’d love chance to hand out punishment post-booze. Is that what is being offered here?

You pack a fair wallop

Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #942 on: December 05, 2018, 07:04:30 PM »
I didn't send in the shit sample the NHS asked me for after I turned 50 in October so they sent me a reminder last week. It said that blood in your poo could be a sign of bowel cancer. Not faeces or stool, poo. They're getting fuck all from me until they can talk like adults.

posted a week or so back about my advisory/free colonoscopy; I said to them as they were yanking the camera back out "what's all that stuff that looks like rocks?" & the nurse said "poopoo" before remembering that I wasn't an infant & corrected herself to "faecal matter".

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Re: Infantilisation
« Reply #943 on: December 05, 2018, 07:49:07 PM »
On the fence about wee and poo (but not poop, Jesus, fuck off) in a health context because as I understand it there's good evidence it reduces embarrassment.  My department used to ask patients to shit in a box and then bring the box to the hospital.  Thankfully gone now, it was a test for internal bleeding - we weren't just doing it for the craic.  'Stool' was chosen and it went down well, it's a grown up word.  The big problem was around a quarter of the patients had no idea what the word meant with a few thinking their furniture was required.  Crazy that even with its unremarkable everyday usage, the best word - shit - would still be considered unacceptable.