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Misusing the term OCD on Valentine’s Day cards

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I saw these Valentine’s Day cards on a card company website called thortful, upset me that OCD is being used like this 😢https://www.thortful.com/cards/ocd

(sorry I can’t seem to attach photos of the cards onto the post, so have posted the link above)

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That's really bad, especially the one on the left ! Who actually thinks it's acceptable to say that and produce a card with it on ? I hope they sell zero. 

I wonder if this is something Ashley could take up with them ?

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They're really bizarre cards apart from anything I don't really get them. 

It's a real shame because I actually usually really love their cards! They make some great ones. It's a shame they had to go and ruin it. 

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2 minutes ago, gingerbreadgirl said:

The one on the right is oddly kind of nice if meant sincerely but I don't get the joke?! 

I can see what you mean, but if my OH sent me it, I'd be ripping it up and throwing it in the bin. I don't know why, but that's how it'd make me feel. 

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2 minutes ago, Gemma7 said:

I can see what you mean, but if my OH sent me it, I'd be ripping it up and throwing it in the bin. I don't know why, but that's how it'd make me feel. 

Yeah ditto!!! 

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If it said 'Even though you're disabled and I have to look after you, I still love you', how many people would find that acceptable?

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11 minutes ago, OldCrazyDame said:

If it said 'Even though you're disabled and I have to look after you, I still love you', how many people would find that acceptable?

Yeah exactly :( 

Or even worse "even though you inflict your disability on me I still love you" :( 

 

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They are completely bizarre.  Have they been designed by a designer who;s life has been affected by a partner with OCD?  They are discriminatory  & offensive.  Like said above, imagine saying...Even though you've had cancer.....Even though you've had a stroke, Even though you have dementia :mad:

 

They ask for feedback, perhaps we should all oblige and e-mail them

Feedback

We'd love to hear what you think! So if you've got a question, any feedback or an award-winning pun, then please drop us a line at talktous@thortful.com

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.....and I don;t even see it as misusing the term OCD, it reads as a direct attack or judgement to me

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It's so frustrating that the vernacular has changed and OCD now pretty much means "a neat freak/particular" etc.  I've banged this drum a lot but I really think it needs a new name! You can't halt the change of language and I think we have lost the term OCD to forever mean picky.  So many people use it like that, kind and thoughtful people, even people who know that OCD is a serious illness.  They're not doing it on purpose - it's just what the word means now!  

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Just now, Caramoole said:

.....and I don;t even see it as misusing the term OCD, it reads as a direct attack or judgement to me

I don't read it like that, I read it as "even though you inflict your (clean freakishness/anal retentiveness/whatever) on me I still love you." I don't think it is attacking people with the illness OCD I think it is misunderstanding what OCD is. 

Like honestly years ago before I realised I had OCD or really what it was, I might have sent a card like that to B, referring to her cleaning tendencies in an affectionate way.  Obviously I know better now.  

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It seems a weird sentiment to put on a Valentine card whatever it means.  My other half would have had it thrust where the sun don;t shine

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Perhaps "Vanessa" the talentless hack who designed the card on the left would like to explain the humour of her card designs to the family of this poor guy...

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/dad-body-east-yorkshire-woods-3774292

Maybe she could design and send them an equally tasteless sympathy card.

Stupid cow!

Jumbo

 

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