Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[culture] Cultural referents r us

Cultural referents strike again! Based on an IM session today:

Poll #1131576 Gaslighting

Are you familiar with the verb "to gaslight", as in, "Joey's been gaslighting his girlfriend all month"?

Nope.
46(35.9%)
That's a sexual reference, isn't it?
6(4.7%)
Of course I am, and I even know where the term comes from.
61(47.7%)
Quit making shit up, Lake, and write another story.
15(11.7%)
Tags: funny, language, poll, words
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