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Started by Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth, May 13, 2022, 06:38:11 PM
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 13, 2022, 06:38:11 PMAnd stop misusing the word "Literally".
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on May 13, 2022, 06:52:58 PMhttps://www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/109061:(
Quote from: The Guppy on May 13, 2022, 07:00:04 PMBut things have "a time". If my niece, 12, knew about Nasty Nick from off Big Brother, that would be fucking weird. Nasty Nick is before her time.It's only true for minor shit like Nasty Nick. The Battle of Hastings is before my time but I know about it. I do not know what was on telly in 1066.
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 13, 2022, 07:29:17 PMWell yes. I don't expect everyone to know every piece of cultural ephemera, but there are reasonable limits. The last time I heard someone say it, they were talking about "Love will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 13, 2022, 08:02:44 PMThey mean 'i wasn't around when this really captured the zeitgeist and was inescapable and don't really care enough to look into it' cheers.
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 13, 2022, 06:38:11 PMThese yooves today come with the internet pre-installed. 24/7 access to the sum total of human culture and yet, somehow, the idea of looking up anything that existed before they did is inconceivable.
Quote from: The Guppy on May 13, 2022, 07:00:04 PMI do not know what was on telly in 1066.
Quote from: checkoutgirl on May 13, 2022, 08:42:56 PMYeah the BBC used to record over the tapes back then so the battle of Hastings was lost forever. ITV could have captured it but it was before their time.
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on May 13, 2022, 07:09:29 PM...and since 1769! That's literally 300 years ago!
Quote from: checkoutgirl on May 13, 2022, 08:50:02 PMYou might also allow for the fact that it takes time to aquire information. I'm 43 so was not around for Joy Division in that at best I was 2 years old. But it might have taken me to the age of 25 or even 30 to familiarise myself with Tony Wilson, Factory etc. And that's someone who finds it interesting and is of average intelligence. There are many factors at play.
Quote from: IsavedLatin on May 13, 2022, 11:48:14 PMI think my own beef with "before my time" people is not that they don't know a thing -- because of course, you can't know everything* -- the problem is the attitude implied by the statement. In my experience, it's never deployed by people who will ever say something like "ah, I didn't know that and I must find out more about that!", it's said only by people who are and wish to remain incurious about the world. Something being "before their time" absolves them, in their minds, of ever having to look beyond the ends of their noses.
Quote from: easytarget on May 14, 2022, 06:41:00 AMYes - this. HMHB raise a good point about knobheads saying "that was before my time" to perfectly reasonable quiz questions, but I've realized I've passively absorbed loads of fucking pop-culture nonsense from the 90s by living through the 90s as a teenager.Theme tune to Z Cars? dunno mateLyrics to Home and Away, Saved By The Bell, Frasier? I'll forget my own name before they leave me.So, it's a trite thing that idiots say to try to pass as non-idiots, but it also has some validity and I'm going to start using it.
Quote from: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on May 14, 2022, 08:45:08 AMFucking hell folks, have we come to this now? "Lazy incurious young people, how dare they not scurry off and research whatever bit of ancient pop culture I'm talking about"? You sound like Homer Simpson in the Lollapalooza episode.
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