One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material (often used to introduce a description of such content)‘there probably should be a trigger warning for people dealing with grief’‘trigger warning: sexual assault discussed very bluntly’
- ‘An op-ed in the student paper suggested that study of "The Great Gatsby" should require trigger warnings about violence and gore.’
- ‘I have a follower on Tumblr who has requested that posts about self-harm be marked with trigger warnings because they cause him anxiety.’
- ‘Trigger warning: Sexual assault descriptions.’
- ‘According to a New York Times report, college students are now requesting "trigger warnings" from professors.’
- ‘Any mention of tech buses in San Francisco should come with a trigger warning, because pretty much every discussion surrounding the massive, much-maligned vehicles comes fully equipped with deep contention.’
- ‘To be fair, Bring the Noize should probably come with a trigger warning for photosensitive epilepsy, but other than that the video seems fairly harmless.’
- ‘Trigger warnings have been used on the Internet for a long time, first appearing on feminist websites visited by victims of sexual attacks.’
- ‘This article should have a trigger warning.’
- ‘This second video comes with a heavy trigger warning, as it shows a great many clips to emphasize her points.’
- ‘The most vociferous criticism has focused on trigger warnings for materials that have an established place on syllabuses across the country.’
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.