Monday, April 21, 2014

"Before You Say You've Never Discriminated Against Someone, Listen To This Battlecry From A Model"

Clickbait from the Upworthy Generator!
Genius. I may never write another headline.
Here's another:
"Before You Say Things Are Better Than They Used To Be, 
Listen To These Five Nouns From A Converted Racist."
Think We're Not In A Housing Bubble? 
Maybe You Should Listen To This Angry Child Star.

HT: The American Reader's "Life Sentences: The Grammar of Clickbait!" which notes:
...An interesting thing about these complaints, besides the fact that they all read a little like Business Insider articles, is that they all address, even focus on, the titles of the clickbait articles. And I suppose that is the defining characteristic of clickbait as a genre: titles that manipulate or coerce readers into visiting the site....
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