As Someone Who
Tuesday January 18, 2022
Have you ever done the “As Someone Who” or “As A” thing when commenting online?
It’s funny to read these and realize there’s this obvious continuum from “OK, that’s impressive, those are great qualifications” to “hmm, OK, I guess it’s better than nothing,” but just starting the sentence with “As Someone Who…” seems useful to the author, because…
oh god, someone pay attention to what I’m about to say, it’s important!
(I have definitely felt this before)
The continuum itself is always something like, top to bottom:
“As an experimental rocket pilot who flew in top secret aircraft projects,”
“As a jet pilot who has seen combat,”
“As a commercial pilot,”
“As a private pilot,”
“As a private pilot in training,”
“As someone who flies in flight simulators a LOT,”
“As someone who watches a lot of Youtube aviation channels,”
“As someone who has a lot of airplane activity in their general vicinity,”
“As someone who looks up, every once in a while….”
And of course, some kind person will usually at least reply and say “DEAR GOD ABOVE, YOU LOOK UP TOO? THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE ABOVE ALL OF THIS MADNESS” which is always nice.
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