From the end of a largely uninteresting and banal New Yorker article on the evolution of Stephen Colbert at his CBS gig, and broader and narrower pitfalls and implications therein.
Colbert bantered, gamely but tamely, with Sarandon, who had suggested to him, in an appearance a year ago, that Trump might trigger a “revolution.” He asked what she’d meant. Bricks through the windows, perhaps? But when she dismissed this—“You’re watching the wrong movie,” she star-splained—Colbert didn’t dig deeper, let alone express his opinion or show any emotion.
All right. I know, appreciate, and understand the premises of “man-splain” and “white-splain”,
… and appreciate any number of attitudes thereof depending on situation… (Sooner or later, there comes an immediate rebuff — “Talk to the Hand”…)
Can we please, for the love of Gawd have a moratorium on creating new words out of the corrupted suffix “splain” with adjective / subject as prefix?
Is this writer trying to become the originator of a new terminology?
There is no “star-splain”. I don’t think there’s even a hetero-splain, as of yet.
Or, maybe can go the other way and start throwing the term every which way.
All very annoying and aggravating to be on the receiving end.