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    what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    What does "lame" & "corporate sellout" mean in below sentence? Someone is writing to the future self -

    "If you became some lame, corporate sellout, just throw yourself off a cliff, because you suck!"

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    Re: what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    lame = dull, boring, uninspiring

    sellout = a person who gives up what they believe in to make money

    corporate sellout = someone who gives up what they believe in to make money by serving a corporation

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    Re: what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    Surely "became" should be "become"?

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    Re: what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    Perhaps they are meeting after some years apart, and the other person is already a sell-out? Reconnecting on Facebook after being protesters together in college?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Perhaps they are meeting after some years apart, and the other person is already a sell-out? Reconnecting on Facebook after being protesters together in college?
    Yes, I agree that the past tense works in that sentence.

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    Re: what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    If I got a message like that on Facebook from somebody I knew xxx years ago, I wouldn't bother to reply. They would not be added to my friends list.

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    Re: what does "corporate sellout" mean?

    No disagreement there.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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