TRIGGER WARNING: This article may offend those who deem trigger warnings necessary.
A trigger warning, much like a disclaimer, is an invention used to warn a person before reading or seeing images, videos and other media of potentially traumatizing content.
TruthRevolt has reported that a student of the University of California Santa Barbara submitted a proposal to force professors to issue trigger warnings before they teach any content that may offend. Another instance had MSNBC host Joy Reid issuing a trigger warning before saying the name "Redskins." Even TruthRevolt's own Andrew Klavan wants a trigger warning issued before anyone says anything so he can "prepare to pretend" to be traumatized.
But one courageous contributor, pottskiller, to UrbanDictionary.com has taken on the ridiculousness of the trigger warning and provided a most excellent definition. Here it is in its entirety -- (TRIGGER WARNING: May cause a relapse into logic and reason):
A phrase posted at the beginning of various posts, articles or blogs. Its purpose is to warn weak-minded people who are easily offended that they might find what is being posted offensive in some way due to its content, causing them to overreact or otherwise start acting like a dipsh*t. Popular on reddit SRS or other places that social justice warriors like to hang out.
Trigger warnings are unnecessary 100% of the time due to the fact that people who are easily offended have no business randomly browsing the internet anyways. As a result of the phrase's irrelevance, most opinions that start out with this phrase tend to be simplistic and dull since they were made by people ridiculous enough to think that the Internet is supposed to cater to people who can't take a joke.
Trigger warning: If you think this phrase needs to be posted before politically incorrect opinions, you don't belong on the Internets.