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Unconscionable Non-Crediting

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Ms. Thomas said that she hadn’t spoken about conscious uncoupling directly with Dr. Sami or Dr. Sadeghi, but that he used to be her holistic doctor and that he texts her about every three months or so to say, “He loves what I’m doing.” She added her book is “prominently displayed on the coffee tables in their waiting rooms.”

Ms. Thomas sent him a text after she saw the letter on Goop, she said. “I was trying to tell him in a friendly way that it doesn’t bode well for him that he didn’t credit me. That we as professionals and teachers, we take care of each other, we are very respectful of each other’s products and our creations.”

Comment fun time: Create your own euphemism in the hopes that it may one day be appropriated by a holistic doctor to the stars, which would allow us to file suit, so as to amass funds to be used towards sprucing up the break room and maybe getting a couple of company cars.

Comments

  1. Does the title to your post refer to something like this:

    http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/12/22/has-the-novel-lost-its-faith-ctd-4/

    To be quoted and yet not cited…?

    JOB

    • You give me too much credit, but I like where you’re headed. The title of my post refers to the plagiarizing of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” by Gwyneth Paltrow via her holistic doctor, who apparently borrowed the concept from this other lady who came up with a better term for D-I-V-O-R-C-E. I just found it amusing that the article casts the debate over credit for the phrase in negative terms (“we as professionals and teachers, we take care of each other, we are very respectful of each other’s products and our creations”) but presents the concept itself as fairly harmless.

  2. lickona says:

    Well, having just seen Under the Skin, I think we can safely suggest “Necessitated nudity,” meaning, “Nudity is gonna be necessary to getting this picture made.”

  3. Also, the appearance of the term “conscious uncoupling” pretty much demands a reference to “unconscious coupling,” aka Drunk In Love.

  4. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    TAGGED WITH: RECTIFICATION OF NAMES

  5. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    TAGGED WITH: ORWELLIAN

  6. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    Actual sentiment:

    ‘I love gaining reputational and practical benefits by exploiting the intellectual property you generate.’

    Proposed euphemism:

    ‘I love what you’re doing.’

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