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Adarsh Prabhu15,394 Points
I feel offended that you used the word 'crappy'
Look, I just think that you should find the correct word for articulating the situation that you are describing.
Ryan FieldCourses Plus Student 21,240 Points
Well, the word 'crap' has been in use in English since at least the 1680s, so I think it is a perfectly acceptable word for describing things. :)
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,624 Points
I've had 'crappy' wifi. I've had 'crappy' food. It's a perfect descriptor used in the perfect way to convey the message perfectly and definitively. Now, it would've been different if she used it in a 'crappy' way, but...
I see NO problems with her use of 'crappy'!
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Man, if you can't have fun in a UX workshop session. Life would be so crappy.
When something is not sufficient we call it a bad names, treehouse likes to add flavor to there videos, the content can get boring sometimes
Would you have a problem with a client saying, "crappy?" How about the user you are researching? Limits your client/customer base, and skews your perspective of the users.
While certainly not a "p.c." word, it actually speaks volumes to me! It's an emotional word, it's in the common vernacular of a younger generation (under 50?), and it even shows some lack of technological knowledge (how is a connection "crappy"). These things are all very important when analyzing and understanding the client and user.
This "question" is crappy
Synonyms available: bad, bargain-basement, bum, cheapjack, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, el cheapo, execrable, gimcrack, inferior, junky, lousy, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, poor, rotten, rubbishy, schlock (or schlocky also shlock or shlocky), second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, terrible, trashy, trumpery, wretched Related Words useless, valueless, worthless; indifferent, lackluster, second-class; brummagem, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, kitsch, kitschy, meretricious, ostentatious, showy, splashy, swank (or swanky), tawdry; seedy, shabby, tacky; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), sham; supercheap, ultracheap