Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

"Them's fightin words"?

Why, what's wrong with Jordan Peterson? He's rather the celebrity these days, I saw his book in the number 2 position at the bookstore only a few days ago.

Your post doesn't seem to have any substantive in it. Just a vaguely threatening implication that referring to Peterson by way of example will attract some sort of retribution.




There's no implication of retribution, it's a turn of phrase based on the idiom "hill to die on", which people often invoke when taking a side on a controversial issue. The implication is that defending him is not worth, like, getting a splinter or paper cut or something.


Well, let me rephrase. Why wouldn't he be worth defending?




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: