Writers who call an article or essay they've written a "piece" like it's a work of art.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/24/2013|
Go fuck yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/23/2013|
It is very pretentious. I agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/23/2013|
I can't stand people who clutter DL with their inane personal musings and minutia because they have no one else to talk to. Yeah, I know, OP, you paid your $18 to start a thread. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/23/2013|
R3 is obviously one who uses the pretentious word "piece"
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/23/2013|
"Piece" is hardly a pretentious word. Its usage might be.
What I can't stand is people who greet you by listing their dislikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/23/2013|
Anything that makes me chuckle is fine by me!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/23/2013|
Rs 1,3 & 5 are obviously a PIECE of work.... and a pretentious writer.
Hey R5, writing your "piece" at the corner Starbucks and getting it published on a blog someplace isn't a "body of work"... it's proof you're a twat with nothing else to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/23/2013|
R7, speaking as R5, and not R1 or 3, I can tell you that you meant that they "are pieces of work," not "a piece of work."
Your grammar is everything that one might expect of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/23/2013|
OP clearly is a failed writer.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/23/2013|
R8, please eat the SHET outta my ass...
Write about THAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/23/2013|
'Piece' I find OK, but I've sometimes seen authors referring to themselves as 'composing' a piece. Maybe it feels like that, but it sounds grandiose.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/23/2013|
Hey, it's your $18, OP. Troll away.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/23/2013|
Are you a writer, OP? I don't understand why this offends you so much. I write fiction and often refer to my stories as either a "story" or a "piece" (it is a "piece" of creative work—it didn't simply appear, fully-formed, out of a patch of fertilized grass with no assistance from the outside, human world).
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/23/2013|
An article might not be a piece of work, but an essay is probably closer to a story than an article, so I think it could be considered a piece.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/23/2013|
It's like actors who think their work is a "craft." And teachers who tell you they're "educators."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/23/2013|
I believe the OP is a rare and delicate flower who thinks the world revolves around him.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/23/2013|
This use of the word is not pretentious in other languages: "Stück" in German or "stuk" in Dutch.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/23/2013|
I've been a newspaper reporter for 20 years. In my business "piece" is simply another way of saying "story." Not to say there aren't pretentious newspaper reporters, but "piece" is so utterly common, it's ridiculous to me that it would anger someone like the OP.
I think some of you need to look up the definition of the word.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/23/2013|
I don't mind "piece", but what I don't like is "curated by" and "artisanal". Both terms are used where they shouldn't be/
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/23/2013|
Shit comes in pieces, OP.
I hate when people insist on calling every movie a "film." "My first film blah blah blah" or "I saw this film about robots that turn into cars." Of course that "film" is playing at the "cinema" instead of the movie theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/23/2013|
R19 explains it perfectly. Like a lawyer might have a "case", and you wouldn't say "How pretentious, a case is a display unit for something". Or a photographer might say he was on a shoot, and you wouldn't ask him what gun he had. A writer or journalist will refer to a piece because that's what it is called, as in "Have you finished your piece for The Times?". The word simply has different meanings in different situations. If anything, it's more pretentious to refer to a painting as a "piece".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/23/2013|
R21 But that's what it is--a film. No one goes to "Movie School"--or is "Flicker" more your style (and generation)?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/23/2013|
"Piece" is what it's called, jackass. Like a carpenter might say, "I keep my tools in the closet over there," instead of saying, "There's were I keep my hammer and my saw and my level and my screwdriver. . ."
"Yeah, that was my piece in the Sunday TIMES," somebody'd say, instead of, "Yes, that was my reported non-fiction feature-length article about traveling to Greece last summer."
If you want pretentious, check out the phrase, "Lyrical essay." THAT's pretentious.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/23/2013|
OP, you're a real piece of work.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/24/2013|
Another old hack here and I'm not crazy on piece either. But its so much industry speak that its hard to avoid. Often, I just use 'yarn'. But then, I make a lot of my facts up as I go along.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/24/2013|
ALL industry-speak is a bit pretentious. It conveys a level of self reverence and seriousness that the general population doesn't share. It makes the rest of us want to say, "get over yourself" while we snicker and roll our eyes.
That said, I can't stand when insurance salesmen and mortgage brokers call their different programs "products."
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/24/2013|
Whenever my musician-friend tells me about his latest "gig", I want to claw his eyes out. I don't know why—it's illogical, I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/24/2013|
To claw his eyes out.
Jesus. Damn, that's a funny phrase.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/24/2013|
OP can't stand anything he lacks the intellect to understand.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/24/2013|
R30 writes "pieces" and posts them on Facebook.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/24/2013|
R3= Sybil's mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/24/2013|
People who don't talk like me are pretentious.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/24/2013|
R30, do you really think that OP hates so much?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/24/2013|
r19 is proud to be a newspaper reporter. Others in the field are ashamed of the title. They make themselves feel grander by claiming to be a "journalist."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/24/2013|
r28, originally "gig" was used by only by jazz musicians.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/24/2013|
People use terms they don't understand. A guy I know told me he did a Voice Over on radio. Since there's no picture, there's nothing to do your voice over!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/24/2013|
Yesterday a friend used "Back in the day" four times. I got so annoyed finally asked him what day he was talking about. He didn't know what to say. I suggested he stop using the phrase.
Another one? "At the end of the day," a favorite for politicians to begin a sentence.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/24/2013|
R37 doesn't understand the term himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/24/2013|
Yet OP refers to herself as a "Barista", no doubt.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/24/2013|