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  • The Democrat-to-English Dictionary — updated for 2024: Some definitions in the English language as normal people see them, and Democrats see them

    01/13/2024 8:40:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2024 | Eric Utter
    In this era of hoaxes, euphemisms, obfuscation, and lies, I once again offer the following as a public service. Here are more (mostly new!) selections from…The Democrat-to-English Dictionary*Ableism: the unfounded and bigoted belief that people who are capable of doing a certain job should be hired over those who are not.*Baby: non-viable tissue mass.*California: a Golden State and Land of Milk and Honey with almost perfectly progressive government … that thousands of people flee every year.*Christian: a radical religionist characterized by intolerance and a fanciful belief in a “Sky Daddy.”*Democracy: any political system, no matter how authoritarian, that allows Democrats...
  • Oxford Is Creating an 'African American Dictionary,' and the First 10 Words Were Just Announced

    06/03/2023 2:02:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | June 3, 2023 | Richard Moorhead
    One of the world’s major printers of English-language dictionaries is preparing a volume for language associated with African Americans. The Oxford Dictionary of African American English aims to define 1,000 terms by March 2025 — potentially educating a broader audience on the meaning of English terms associated with the ethnic group. Oxford University Press provided 10 words to The New York Times in a preview of the project. Harvard University academic Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the project. The dictionary includes some words that could be referred to as slang, others that reference events...
  • The First 10 Words of the African American English Dictionary Are In

    05/24/2023 11:31:51 AM PDT · by euram · 79 replies
    yahoonews ^ | May 24 2023 | Sandra E. Garcia
    In a recent online presentation, editors and researchers working on a first-of-its-kind dictionary of African American English gave a status update on the project. As academics explained their various methodologies, slides displayed behind them showed words that are more often associated with Twitter than Oxford: “Bussin,” virtual attendees were told, means impressive or tasty, while a “boo” is a lover. Those were two of the first 100 words that the Oxford University Press said it had prepared to include in the Oxford Dictionary of African American English, the hopeful result of the three-year research project announced last spring.
  • California man sentenced to prison for threats against dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster over its updated gender definitions

    04/14/2023 8:13:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2023 | Karen Townsend
    A California man has been sentenced to a year in prison for threats made against the dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster. He made what is described as violent anti-LGBTQ-related threats against the publisher over its updated gender definitions. He threatened to shoot and bomb Merriam-Webster’s HQ. Jeremy Hanson, 35, was sentenced in federal court in Massachusetts Thursday. Last year, he pleaded guilty to the interstate transmission of threatening communications in connection with threats made to Merriam-Webster and the University of North Texas president. In addition to a year in prison, he was sentenced to 30 days of home confinement, three years of...
  • HAVE WE REACHED PEAK MADNESS?

    04/07/2023 5:37:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    Power Line ^ | 7 Apr 2023 | Scott Johnson
    The trans movement may not be the culmination of the culture war. It probably isn’t. I just lack the imagination to discern what out next stop might be. If we haven’t reached peak madness, we have at least hit bingo on the trans insanity card. Happily ignorant of Dylan Mulvaney — the New York Post has a useful backgrounder here — I now learn that he has secured a deal with Nike as a sports bra model even though he “sports” a male appendage and his “transition” to “womanhood” appears not to have gone beyond the possible sprouting of nipples....
  • What happens when dictionaries intersect with gender propaganda? Once revered sources of information become ludicrous cesspools of nonsense, that’s what happens.

    12/15/2022 6:53:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2022 | Andrea Widburg
    There has always been a political element to dictionaries. After all, as George Orwell explained when he created Newspeak, he who controls language controls thought. That’s why it shouldn’t be surprising that the people behind the online Cambridge Dictionary have decided to include fake genders in the definitions of “man” and “woman.” Once again, the intellectual spawns of academia are spreading the rot. Dictionaries have guided the English language since the mid-18th century when Samuel Johnson published his ground-breaking Dictionary of the English Language. It was, he explained, intended to standardize and rationalize spelling, trace word originals, give pronunciation guidance...
  • Cambridge Dictionary changes definition of ‘man’ and ‘woman’

    12/13/2022 10:44:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 13, 2022 | By Joe Silverstein
    Cambridge Dictionary is being criticized by conservatives on social media for altering the definitions of the words “man” and “woman” to include people who identify as a gender other than their biological sex. The definition of woman, which previously represented the longstanding view on sex, now states that a woman is “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.” Similarly, a man is now defined as “an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”...
  • Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2022 announced

    11/19/2022 8:57:05 AM PST · by Saije · 23 replies
    Times of India ^ | 11-17-2022 | TimesofIndia.com
    With 2022 coming to an end, the Cambridge Dictionary team has announced their Word of the Year for 2022. And it is 'homer', which is described as "short for home run : a point scored in baseball when you hit the ball, usually out of the playing field, and are able to run around all the bases at one time to the starting base," as per Cambridge Dictionary. Homer was the top searched word on Cambridge Dictionary in 2022. "It was looked up more than 79,000 times this year, and an amazing 65,401 of those views happened on May 5,"...
  • Merriam-Webster decides to annoy everyone with the Word of the Year

    11/29/2021 2:33:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 29, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    Continuing a tradition that’s been going on since 2003, dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster announced their “Word of the Year” for 2021 this week. Another tradition they seem to be following is an attempt to stir up as much controversy and angst as possible by choosing a word that’s bound to get under the skin (pun intended) of as many people as possible so everyone will talk about their selection. So it will likely not come as much of a surprise that they selected “vaccine” for this year’s honors. Now all of the people who are debating on both sides of the...
  • American language gets new words: ‘Zaddy’ and ‘oof’ among 300 words added to Dictionary.com

    07/22/2021 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Jewbacca · 55 replies
    Bizpack - BPR Business & Politics ^ | July 21, 2021 | Robert Jonathan
    Dictionary.com is adding more than 300 words and definitions to its latest lexicon update to reflect changes in the culture, along with what appears to be, in part, a dollop or more of corporate political correctness. New additions, abbreviations, and expanded explanations include 5G, content warning, cultural appropriation, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), deplatform, JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion), long COVID, side hustle, TW (trigger warning), yeet, and zaddy. “The latest update to our dictionary continues to mirror the world around us…it’s a complicated and challenging society we live in, and language changes to help us grapple with it....
  • Zaila Avant-garde becomes first African-American champion at National Spelling Bee

    07/10/2021 12:30:25 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 54 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 8, 2021 | Jack Baer
    Zaila Avant-garde is the new national spelling bee champion, but it's not the first time she's been on top of the world at something. The 14-year-old from New Orleans was named the winner of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, spelling words such as "querimonious," "ancistroid," "solidungulate." It was "Murraya," a genus of flowering citrus plants in Asia, that won Avant-garde the competition after runner-up Chaitra Thummala misspelled "neroli oil" in the 17th round. 13-year-old Zaila Avant-garde of Louisiana is your 93rd Scripps National #SpellingBee champion ‼️ The first African-American winner of the competition 👏 pic.twitter.com/y2Y5dAGcVN — ESPN...
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary adds new definition of ‘vaccine’ so Covid ‘vaccines’ can be defined as such

    04/27/2021 2:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Freedom First Network ^ | 04/27/2021 | JD Rucker
    Merriam-Webster, the dictionary company that has built a reputation for pandering to the “woke” crowd and embracing leftist government mandates, has quietly played their own role in pushing the Covid-19 “vaccines” out to the general public. They added a new definition to their listing for the word “vaccines” to match what’s currently being offered to the American people to fight the coronavirus.NOQ Report first discovered this by accident. It started with an innocuous Tweet I posted and a comment that followed.Isn't whether or not these are vaccines a matter of definition? It is to Merriam-Webster, at least. pic.twitter.com/oSA0FVIFLy— Pete Finnegan...
  • Noah Webster; Civic Duty and our current Border Crisis

    03/21/2021 8:10:56 AM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior
    In discussion regarding the political process of America, Noah Webster stated in part: "...if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.” We all know of the commonly available English dictionary written by Noah Webster. He sought to make the English language definable,...
  • Tucker Carlson Says China Has A Specific Term For The Woke Liberal Class — It’s Not Flattering

    03/20/2021 4:37:02 AM PDT · by Samurai_Jack · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2021 | David Krayden
    “Here’s how Chinese state media describe baizuo,” Tucker began, quoting, “‘They are people who only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment, who have no sense of real problems in the real world, who only advocate for peace and equality to satisfy their own feelings of moral superiority and who are so obsessed with political correctness that they tolerate backward Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism.'”
  • Dictionary.com adds 'supposably' and 'finna' among new words for 2021

    03/18/2021 8:12:51 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 68 replies
    KHOU ^ | 3/15/21 | Andrew Weil
    Among the 600 new words and definitions are "supposably" and "finna." When Dictionary.com tweeted out some of the new words, those two additions racked up thousands more quote-tweets than any of the other words. Dictionary.com says the adverb "supposably" means "as may be assumed, imagined, or supposed." It describes "finna" as "a phonetic spelling representing the African American Vernacular English variant of fixing to."
  • Words Have to Matter

    12/15/2020 3:50:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    Words matter. I work in words – be it in writing, on my podcast, or my radio show – words are how I make my living. Whether you realize it or not, so do you. From roofing to selling TVs, and I’ve done both, the ability to communicate is what binds society together. That’s why Democrats are working so feverishly to control what words we can use and are actively redefining them on a regular basis, and why they can’t be allowed to do it. If you’ve ever been overseas, you’ve likely been in a situation where you found yourself...
  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has officially changed the definition of "racism."

    06/16/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    boingboing ^ | 06/13/2020 | Thom Dunn
    On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a 22-year-old activist named Kennedy Mitchum reached out to the publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to express her frustration with their definition of the word "racist:" A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Mitchum felt this was inadequate to fully cover the scope of systemic issues and unconscious biases that affect race relations in America. Growing up in Florissant, Missouri — just a few miles away from Ferguson — she'd grown tired of trying to explain to...
  • A Missouri woman asked Merriam-Webster to update its definition of racism and now officials will make the change

    06/09/2020 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2020 | David Williams
    (CNN) Kennedy Mitchum wasn't expecting much when she emailed Merriam-Webster last month, but she wanted to let the dictionary publisher know that she thought its definition of the word racism was inadequate. So she was surprised when an editor responded and even more surprised that the company agreed to update the entry. Mitchum has gotten into a lot conversations about racism and injustice where people have pointed to the dictionary to prove that they're not racist. It's happened a lot more lately as the world reacts to the death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis police...
  • Florissant woman helps change Merriam Webster's definition of racism

    06/09/2020 1:55:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    ...While thousands of people have taken to the street to protest, Kennedy Mitchum, who recently graduated with a degree in law, politics and society, took to email. She said it all started when people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the pages of Merriam Webster’s dictionary...
  • The New Liberal Dictionary

    12/10/2019 2:46:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    Liberals do not use language the way everyone else does. Normal people use it to communicate, to convey thoughts and feelings to other people. Liberals use it as a weapon, a means of control – stray from their accepted terminology and word usage and prepare for hell. To the left, words mean whatever they need them to mean and can, at any given moment, be redefined on a whim. The left is no longer burning books, they’re now only burning the dictionary, one word at a time. With that in mind, it has become necessary to let people know which...