Skip to comments.Kirchner and Trolls
Posted on 05/16/2016 11:50:32 AM PDT by OddLane
The Inuit reportedly have some 15 or so words for snowand it turns out English speakers do, too, since the Inuit terms correlate roughly to phrases such as snow bank and snow drift that make perfect sense. Generally speaking, though, I say the more termsand the more precise termswe have for taking apart messy bundles of similar phenomena, the better.
The sleaziest people in politics tend to disagree with this. After all, who wins from glomming onto an already-established word and trying to invest it with some new, not at first discernible implication? Usually people up to no good or who are trying to get away with some verbal sleight-of-hand...
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"Is" and "gay", for example.
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