Massive Changes at Gawker!

Comments

1
"Ginormous"

No. Never.
2
For what it's worth, Lindy is at Jezebel, which has a different editor than Gawker, and her internet slang use has continued apace, delighting and amusing everyone (except for the people who don't like internet slang).
3
Someone needs to tell the Poynter editor to issue a decree banning the use of "a couple _______" when the writer means "a couple of ________."

Actually, that goes for The Stranger editor, too.

And I really don't get the problem with "massive." It's a word. It has meaning. I had a boss try to make me stop using "utilize" in all instances because a lot of stupid people use "utilize" when they mean "use." But "utilize" is a word and it has a meaning different from "use" and banning it is dumb. Banning it's misuse? Totally cool with that. Same with "massive." That is a lot of quotation marks. Sorry about that.
4
Personally I think Lindy is a better writer than her overuse of hyperbolic netspeak suggests.

THESE EYES. ARE CRYIN. THESE EYES HAVE SEEN A LOT OF LOVES.
5
The Ornette Coleman of internet slang? You mean she's making it all up as she goes, and it's mind-blowingly brilliant? I superciliate very slightly in your general direction.
6
"Brobdingnagian"? WTF? This is a thing that should not exist.
7
I love that the word "massive" is then used in the next headline below this story.

…yeah, I know it's the name of the band, but it's still funny to me.
8
They should've changed the name. I feel dirty every time I go there.
9
what's wrong with "massive"? Especially used literally, a thing with much mass. Or does that never come up?
10
@6 you should swiftly unremember it then. The rest of us are fine.
11
Am I the only one that hates the way Lindy West writes?
12
@11 Yes.
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@11-- I believe you mean, "Am I the only one WHO hates the way Lindy West writes?"

Lindy West would know the difference because she's a good writer.

Also, yes.
14
@11, I'm with you. She writes like a thirteen year old boy with a chip on his shoulder, which is sometimes funny but more frequently obnoxious. She rarely puts any actual thought into her work, relying instead on her ability to convey emotion to persuade her readers.

This mandate from Gawker will reduce her vocabulary significantly. Maybe she will have to start formulating arguments and articulating them like she's all grown up! (I won't hold my breath.)
15
I normally wouldn't have said anything. The Ornette Coleman comparison baffled me enough to express my dislike.