Okay, so I know that the community I'm ranting about is kind of made for people who are obsessive and/or compulsive about lists and correct data and having everything Just Right. That means there are going to be jokes and comments about OCD, since a lot of what appeals to people of this community might come across as OCD-type things to people who don't give a shit.
But, seriously, folks? It's getting old and Very Unfunny. The first time I saw the "CDO is like OCD, but better: it's alphabetical, like it should be" "joke", I thought it was dumb, but made sense for people who don't really know about OCD except for media depictions. But people keep using that joke. And it is not funny. It's not funny the same way the "dog = god" dyslexia "joke" isn't funny. It trivializes a very real disorder and creates misunderstandings of what it really is.
Also? It doesn't fucking make any sense. Why "should" an acronym be in alphabetical order? if you unpack it, the word-order doesn't work, and besides, not everyone with OCD insists on absolutely fucking everything being in alphabetical order, even if there is a preference to shove every little thing into some arbitrary ranking or order, because there is an understanding that language doesn't work that way.
Mostly, though, I'm sick of seeing this "joke" all the time, when it's not funny, and it's kind of insulting, and people keep persisting in using it, even after other people spoke up and said "please don't" the first few times it came up.
Someone has even created a little graphic for it, because they trot it out so many times.
This isn't really something serious enough to wank about at said community, and waste everyone's time, but I really needed to bitch about it today. :/
Maybe I'm a bit sensitive because of all the "jokes" I already hear too much of, about my gender or sexuality or asperger's syndrome or hobbies or just about every other aspect of my life (it seems, some days), and now this OCD one is just too much. I don't know, but it's irritating the hell out of me.