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Old 04-23-2013, 02:58 PM
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Seriously? You guys haven't heard the term "super special snowflake" before? I am not an early adopter to slang; it's been around so long I can't remember where I first heard it.

(just fyi: spin off from slob/eco-friendly post)



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Old 04-23-2013, 03:09 PM
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It will be my word of the day tomorrow.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:12 PM
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A friend of mine says it...I've started using it, too. It makes me giggle every time I say it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:15 PM
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You are talking the syndrome right? I just looked it up in the urban dictionary . I am going to try to use that at least once tomorrow!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:24 PM
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I just looked it up in urban dictionary too. Yes, the special snowflake syndrome is closest to how I would use it.

I generally hear it when referring to people who think they don't have to follow the rules the rest of society does, think they are better than others just by virtue of being themselves, or think they deserve special treatment for whatever reason.

It can also refer to hipsterish people who think they're so much better than others because they like something other people don't.

A large portion of the students/parents complained about on this forum are guilty of being special snowflakes.

The overarching theme is "entitlement."

And apparently it derives from Fight Club. Who knew?


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ohhhh I like this one
Old 04-23-2013, 03:36 PM
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I know many people past and present who were Super Special Snowflakes.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:40 PM
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Love it! It's a new term for me, too. Yet again, I learn something new from PT.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:56 PM
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Great, now I have a new name for the drivers in my town who think traffic rules do not pertain to them, like stopping at a stop sign or red light.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:59 PM
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I love this! I am going to use it to refer to a colleague that feels that he does not have to follow any of our district's rules on dress code or procedures. PERFECT!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:22 PM
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I have never heard of it before today.


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Old 04-23-2013, 05:48 PM
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I read that in your other post and liked it. I had never heard that before. I can't wait to use it!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:00 PM
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Never heard it with the super thrown in, only special snowflake the super adds a nice touch.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:08 PM
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Hmm, the "super" might be my own exaggeration. I have a bad habit of adding "super" to adjectives.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:51 PM
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We use it to describe our very "dear" / entitled children who have been made that way by mommy and daddy!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:32 PM
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The first time I heard the term was in TelevisionWithoutPity.com's description of Rachel on Glee
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:40 AM
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I've heard snowflake on line, too - usually referring to kids whose parents expect the world to revolve around their offspring.

Because their child is unique, just like a real snowflake, the rules do not apply to them, and they will melt if everything is not made perfect for them.

It goes along with "teacup generation" - which I guess is what the college professors call the new kids who have been "helicoptered".

We should start our own dictionary.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:48 AM
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I've heard the term. While I think there are people that fit the definition, I honestly think people sound stupid when they say "super special snowflake". Maybe that's because people used to say that term so much a few years ago.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:37 AM
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I have a super, duper special snowflake kid in one of my classes this year. Love the term! I had never heard it before.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:56 AM
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Every time I hear each unique like a snowflake, I think of this Calvin and Hobbes...
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