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Simon Ubsdell
Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 27, 2017 at 8:12:29 pm

There may be corners of the internet where children gather in which this hateful locution is acceptable currency, but here among adults it is not merely discourteous, it is patently insulting.

Worst of all it makes the user sound like a hormone-addled teenager hunched over his unhealthily sticky keyboard.

Ditto "facepalm".

I would hope we can do better than this.

There may well be times when we need to question the wisdom of our peers with a more than usually pronounced acerbity, but let us aim to use the language of Swift and Wilde rather than the debased currency of Facebook and 4Chan.

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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Charlie Austin
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:10:01 pm

πŸ‘πŸΌ




...sorry, I had to do it.

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Bob Zelin
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:03:20 pm

Sigh
Huff
facepalm (what the hell is facepalm)
OMG
LOL
eat me

how about "if Apple doesn't come out with a new Mac Pro, the entire community of Creative Cow will come out and kill
Tim Cooke" -
is that better than Sigh ?
Can I pay for you plane ticket to participate in this event ?

Bob Zelin
"sigh"

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
bobzelin@icloud.com


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Scott Thomas
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 6:26:58 pm

meh


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 9:10:01 am







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Bill Davis
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 5:25:46 pm

[Simon Ubsdell] "let us aim to use the language of Swift and Wilde rather than the debased currency of Facebook and 4Chan"

FIFU
"let us aim to use the language of cummings (ee) and carroll..,"

yo jabberwoks. so tired of editing bestly. goatopulous?

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 6:57:12 pm

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

(That Johnson chap.)

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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Bill Davis
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:31:06 pm

Decades ago, when I was working with the National Speakers Association more than one "think outside the box" speaker featured this famous story so it seems appropriate to go all "ODE MODE" to celebrate it in this thread!
I"m guessing the hero probably spoke appropriately to his culture, personal milieu and times as well.


Nietzsche is peachy and Kant can rant.
but regarding your thesis
the evidence's scant.

Those architects eyeing the building
in lore
would just think that janitor
being a bore

Their focus on stresses
disruptions and such
A new ELEVTOR?
the cost is TOO MUCH!

But he muttered so softly
their chat to deride...
just put the dam elevator
on the OUTSIDE...



(fun break - back to work now!)

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Jeff Markgraf
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:47:12 pm

Alas, I fear that as long as verbosity and tortured allegory are made to stand in for wit and rhetorical rigor, the sigh, the eye roll, and their several unwashed and vulgar cousins will continue to plague us.


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:49:25 pm
Last Edited By Simon Ubsdell on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:50:46 pm

[Jeff Markgraf] "Alas, I fear that as long as verbosity and tortured allegory are made to stand in for wit and rhetorical rigor, the sigh, the eye roll, and their several unwashed and vulgar cousins will continue to plague us."

You see?

Now we're cooking!

(Though I'm not sure that you have entirely grasped what an allegory is.)

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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Jeff Markgraf
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:52:34 pm

But I forgot to put "le" in front (to make it sound French, you know). 😸 πŸ™‰ πŸ‘


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Oliver Peters
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:07:26 pm

This seems like a good time to add this:







- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:53:01 am

I think if we're going for Python, it has to be this sketch:







Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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Oliver Peters
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 29, 2017 at 11:03:28 pm

You are so right! I guess my thoughts were initially triggered by BIll's reference to philosophers.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Scott Witthaus
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 29, 2017 at 11:59:10 pm

[Jeff Markgraf] "😸 πŸ™‰ πŸ‘"

Oh please, no emojis.....

Scott Witthaus
Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
1708 Inc./Editorial
Professor, VCU Brandcenter


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Bill Davis
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:12:11 am
Last Edited By Bill Davis on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:13:28 am

[Scott Witthaus] "Oh please, no emojis.....

Scott Witthaus
Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
1708 Inc./Editorial
Professor, VCU Brandcenter"


Wait a minute.

We're actually USING emojis to exceptional business effect these days.

We use Emoji's in my XinTwo production system to visually designate which lessons are in progress, which are pending review and which are finalized.

To wit:

🎀 VO Recorded

🎬 Video Captured

πŸ“€File sent to the team member.

♦️Do not distribute without OK

πŸ”ΈMinor notes need addressing

βœ… OK to distribute


It's been a MAJOR improvement in our team communication and I can scan a list of titles and instantly know exactly which need attention and which are ready to export.

Once again, things aren't good or bad by nature, they are what you make of them.

Just a FYI.

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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David Mathis
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 30, 2017 at 1:17:32 am

Imagine the next version of FCPX uses emojis in place of icons. Better still, we tag footage with emojis. Sigh. Wait, forgot we are not to use that word along with dinosaur. 😱


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Bill Davis
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 30, 2017 at 4:56:21 pm

Icons, glyphs, emojis

I know there are different technical generation issues and capabilities behind each - but at some level, a rose is a rose, perhaps.

I stopped laughing at emojis the moment they started making my work easier.

Big fan now.

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Scott Witthaus
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 30, 2017 at 4:57:59 pm

[Bill Davis] "Icons, glyphs, emojis "

...digital cave drawings?

Scott Witthaus
Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
1708 Inc./Editorial
Professor, VCU Brandcenter


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Bill Davis
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 30, 2017 at 5:41:54 pm

They helped Cro-Magnon evolve from that cave wall to actual language....
so until they replace STOP signs with a snippet of explanatory text on a white background - I guess I'm all in!

πŸ˜„

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Scott Witthaus
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:21:30 pm

[Bill Davis] "They helped Cro-Magnon evolve from that cave wall to actual language...."

and now we are going backwards! πŸ˜‰ (old school emoticon)

Scott Witthaus
Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
1708 Inc./Editorial
Professor, VCU Brandcenter


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