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  • 'School shooting' definition has recently been changed to make it look like they are more frequent now

    05/28/2022 4:48:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | May 28, 2022 11:30 AM EST | James Anthony
    "Uvalde was a mass school shooting; the 26 previous tragedies at schools this year were not." While it has become widely accepted that the recent Uvalde school shooting was the 27th this year, it's not widely known that the definition has changed recently, lowering the threshold for what is defined as a "school shooting.""Interesting. The definition of 'school shooting' was changed to make them seem common, when in fact it’s rarer than we realized," tweeted filmmaker Mike Cernovich on Thursday:
  • Three Little Pigs Like You've Never Heard Before.

    05/19/2022 9:44:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Dry Bar Comedy ^ | John Branyan
    Three little pigs is a classic fairy tale, but when told in the language of William Shakespeare it becomes something completely different. Whether you have an extensive vocabulary or one with less words in your vernacular, you're sure to enjoy this amazing story telling experience from John Branyan.
  • Google Rolls Out Feature That Corrects You With Woke ‘Inclusive’ Language; Report

    04/25/2022 6:02:22 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 4-25-2022 | Steve Watson via Summit News
    Google’s document editor will begin to correct the language of what people type to be more ‘inclusive’, according to a report in the Telegraph. The article, headlined Big Brother (sorry, Big Person) is correcting you on Google, outlines how the company is to implement ‘inclusive warnings’ on Google Docs, suggesting that users refrain from using terms such as ‘policeman’ or ‘landlord’, because they are gendered. The warnings will alert users that what they have typed “may not be inclusive to all readers,” while suggesting users should “Consider using different words,” offering woke corrections like ‘police officer’ or ‘property owner’. The...
  • Invoking Holocaust in Speech to Israeli Lawmakers, Zelensky Calls to Prevent Russian ‘Final Solution’

    03/20/2022 11:42:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/20/2022 | Deborah Brand
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Israeli lawmakers via Zoom in a fiery speech on Sunday, and called on Israel to help prevent a Russian “final solution.” Zelenskyy told lawmakers: “102 years after the Nazi party was established, on February 24, an order was given for a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
  • Vanity-all of my Russian radio stations on tune in BLOCKED!

    02/28/2022 8:54:24 PM PST · by ValleyofHope · 15 replies
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  • Simp, Bussin and Cap... Here Are the Gen Z Slang Terms You Should Know

    02/20/2022 10:44:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Fri, February 18, 2022
    SNIP Below, the terms that create the most confusion among the uninitiated (ahem, parents), per digital jigsaw puzzle platform I’m a Puzzle who crunched the numbers to come up with the country’s most Googled slang terms. Unsurprisingly, many of these words come from social media (“FYP” refers to the page a person is shown on TikTok with videos the app thinks the user will enjoy based on its algorithm, and a “Finsta” is a fake Instagram account…something your kid probably definitely has.) Other terms (like “bae“ and “woke“) come from African American Language (AAL), which as Ellen Gutoskey points out...
  • [VANITY] Help me build a list of words redefined by the "woke" crowd and the Left. We have to actively take our language back.

    02/15/2022 2:10:44 PM PST · by Blueflag · 81 replies
    FReepers in general ^ | 02/15/2022 | Blueflag
    Help me build a list of words redefined by the "woke" crowd and the Left. We have to actively take our language back. The Left, the Woke, the Progressives, the whoever believe they are, apparently have the power and the right(!) to redefine what words mean, who can use them/ who cannot, words that insinuate meaning (aka 'dog whistles') etc. For too long we have gone along with that. Let's first identify the words they are redefining, co-opting and restricting, and restore them to OUR usage, in our culture. So help me capture the words 'they' seek to control and...
  • Out With The Old & In With The New (Language is Hard) - Vanity

    01/23/2022 7:17:38 AM PST · by Badboo · 10 replies
    1/23/22 | Self
    Haven’t seen what’s in - what’s out lists the year so I thought I’d start one. Feel free to add.
  • CDC plans to 'pivot the language' on vaccination, Walensky says

    01/22/2022 2:05:00 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 109 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/22/2021 | Julia Musto
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a Friday briefing that the agency is working to "pivot" its language regarding what it means to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Responding to a question about why the CDC is not changing the definition of the phrase to include a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the health leader told reporters that it is working to "pivot the language to make sure that everybody is as up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines as they personally could be, should be, based on when they got their...
  • Facts be damned: Rising use of emotional language like 'feel' and 'believe' has helped displace rational thought in 'post-truth era'

    01/16/2022 3:51:15 AM PST · by algore · 21 replies
    A new study suggests we are living in the post-truth era where 'feelings trump facts,' as language has become less rational and more emotional over the past 40 years. A team of scientists found words like 'determine' and 'conclusion' that were popular from 1850 through 1980 have been since been replaced with human experience such as 'feel' and 'believe.' The team also identified another major shift around 2007 with the birth of social media, when the use of emotion-laden language surged and fact-related words dropped. Although the drivers behind the shift cannot be determined, the researchers suggest it could be...
  • Why Spanish-language voting ballots are critical for democracy, advocates say

    01/14/2022 11:15:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | January 14, 2022 | By Abby Cruz andCristina Corujo
    As the midterm elections approach later this year, some states and jurisdictions have required voting ballots to be made available in other languages besides English. The Latino population continues to grow in the United States and some counties have mandated that ballots in Spanish are available at polling sites. However, Spanish and non-English ballots are not required across the nation, though some advocates say that multilingual ballots are critical for democracy. "We need to have bilingual ballots, bilingual material across the country, it should be a national requirement and a national norm," said Domingo Garcia, the national president for the...
  • The Woke Mob’s Destruction of the English Language

    01/02/2022 2:52:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American ^ | January 2, 2022 | Richard McDonough
    In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. George Orwell, Politics and the English LanguageRep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, a member of the progressive “squad,” recently accused those who disagree with student debt cancellation of "policy violence." That is, to disagree with the left now is “violence.” This kind of linguistic legislation by the left is now common. Words mean whatever they want them to mean in order to achieve their far-left goals. Pressley’s statement is also an implied threat. Since violence is justified in response to violence, Pressley is letting American’s know...
  • COVID deaths for pregnant people spiked during delta: Data

    12/15/2021 9:10:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | December 15, 2021 | By Katie Kindelan
    As the delta variant of COVID-19 spread across the United States this summer, the virus appeared to take a particular toll on unvaccinated pregnant people, with deaths dramatically increasing in the summer months. The number of pregnant people who died of COVID-19 spiked sharply in August and September, with more than two dozen deaths recorded in each of those months, according to data released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 40% of the 248 deaths among pregnant people since the start of the pandemic occurred since August, the data shows. The number...
  • Cultural Marxism's Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America

    12/07/2021 1:16:42 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 23 replies ^ | Sam Jacobs
    You may have heard the terms “Cultural Marxism,” “Critical Theory” or “Frankfurt School” bandied about. And while you might have an intuitive approximation of what these terms mean for America in the 21st century, there’s a good chance that you don’t know much about the deep theory, where the ideology comes from, and what it has planned for America – and the world. The underlying theory here is a variant of Marxism, pioneered by early-20th-century Italian Marxist politician and linguist Antonio Gramsci. Gramscian Marxism is a radical departure from Classical Marxism. One does not need to endorse the Classical Marxism...
  • Logocide

    12/01/2021 1:48:14 PM PST · by Noumenon · 10 replies
    The Zman blog ^ | 12/1/2021 | The Zman
    LogocideOne of the distinguishing features of authoritarian societies is the language becomes lifeless and dull. At the same time, the public space is filled with the language of the authoritarian ruling system. The people at the top give long arid speeches and their propaganda organs fill the spaces in between with official noise. Fidel Castro would give speeches that lasted half a day. Stalin would deliver long harangues to the Party Congress for no other reason than to fill the room with words. In America, this started to creep in after the Cold War. Bill Clinton would give long speeches...
  • University of Pittsburgh issues non-sexist language guidelines – including term 'yinz'

    10/30/2021 2:37:56 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 28, 2021 | Paul Guggenheimer
    What’s in a name? Enough to lead people to be unintentionally dismissive and disrespectful of someone by misgendering them, according to the University of Pittsburgh. But now, Pitt has published a gender-inclusive language guide that includes a set of “non-sexist language guidelines and resources” to help students and faculty avoid “unintentionally creating a sexist and homophobic classroom environment.” In the guide, “yinz” is a suggested substitute for “ladies and gentlemen.” The guidelines include advice such as “do not limit yourself to male examples or heterosexual examples. Teachers can and should honor the breadth of experience and potential in students’ lives...
  • Blue States Ask American Taxpayers to Subsidize Housing for Poor Afghans

    09/28/2021 3:06:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    Some blue states are mulling plans to ask American taxpayers to subsidize housing for newly arrived Afghans brought to the United States by President Joe Biden’s administration as they struggle to afford housing costs in particular cities. The Biden administration is hoping to bring 95,000 Afghans to the U.S. over the next 12 months. Already, about 37,000 Afghans are in the U.S. and will soon need housing in about 46 states. In certain cities and regions, Afghans running into high housing costs — partially pushed up by the nation’s legal immigration levels that bring millions of new arrivals to the...
  • The English/Biden Translation Guide

    09/27/2021 4:19:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 27, 2021 | Tom Tradup
    Anyone planning a trip abroad—at least prior to the China Virus pandemic—always used to go online to take a language course from Berlitz or Babbel or Rosetta Stone…along with practical tips on translating English into German or French. Because we wanted to really immerse ourselves in basic phrases and cultural references so we’d feel more at home in a foreign country and avoid mirroring the images portrayed in Eugene Burdick’s 1958 novel The Ugly American.But since 12 Noon on Jan. 20, 2021, America under the “leadership” of resident Joe Biden has become almost unrecognizable…it has in many ways become a...
  • Democrats and the CDC are Cancelling the term 'Mother' and replacing it with 'Birthing People' as Demonic Spirit of Insanity is Roiling America

    05/09/2021 10:55:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    nteb ^ | 5/8/21 | Geoffrey Grider
    We live in crazy times, no doubt about it. We live in an age where activists scream ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!’ then turn around and kill their own black babies in numbers that outdo Hitler’s Holocaust of the Jews. We live in an age where activists scream “LISTEN TO SCIENCE!!!”, then turn around and tell us there are 100 genders and that men can become women in defiance of both science and biology. We live in an age where the spirit of Antichrist has begun to rule over the kingdoms of men. Men cannot become women, that is categorically impossible on...
  • Actor James Woods Slams CDC Speech Police: ‘You Nitwits Don’t Have Better Things to Do in the Middle of a Pandemic??!!’

    08/31/2021 5:05:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/30/2021 | Craig Bannister
    Actor James Woods rebuked the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for telling Americans what they should, and shouldn’t say, instead of focusing its attention on the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet on Friday, the CDC asked Americans “Are you using #inclusive language” and directed them to a webpage titled, “Preferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities.” “You nitwits don’t have better things to do in the middle of a PANDEMIC??!!” actor James Woods replied. The CDC webpage lists words and expressions that it says should not be spoken and provides suggested replacements that “represent an ongoing shift toward...