If I could have just one little bitty present from Santa this year, it would be to see the well deserved (and hopefully painful) death of the use of:
new object inserted
"fixed that for you"
posted by John Smallberries to Etiquette/Policy at 5:05 PM (199 comments total)
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The smugness factor of that little gem is off the charts, and that every time I see it I feel an urge to grind a grapefruit, Cagney style, in the self-satisfied editor's face.
Its old. It isn't creative. It may have been funny once, but that time has long since passed. Now it is just arrogant and rude and fails miserably at being witty.
I'm all in favor of snark. I even love snark. But a little creativity of original thought is the lifeblood of successful snark.