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Webster's dictionary redefines 'marriage'
WorldNetDaily ^ | March 17, 2009 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 03/17/2009 6:15:24 PM PDT by Jeb21

One of the nation's most prominent dictionary companies has resolved the argument over whether the term "marriage" should apply to same-sex duos or be reserved for the institution that has held families together for millennia: by simply writing a new definition.

"I was shocked to see that Merriam-Webster changed their definition of the word 'marriage,' a word which has referred exclusively to a contract between a man and a woman for centuries. It has now added same sex," YouTube user Eric B. noted to WND.

"The 1992 Webster's Dictionary does not mention same sex at all," he wrote.

He created a YouTube video illustrating his concerns, which has been embedded here...

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 1984; badisgood; dictionary; freedomisslavery; homosexualagenda; marriage; moralabsolutes; orwell; perverts; topsyturvy; warispeace; websters
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A huge assault on our culture by the liberals. Orwell's nightmare is becoming a reality.
1 posted on 03/17/2009 6:15:25 PM PDT by Jeb21
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To: Jeb21

Well that’s just doubleplusungood.


2 posted on 03/17/2009 6:17:11 PM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect")
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To: Jeb21

I am sure Daniel Webster would be jumping for joy over this.


3 posted on 03/17/2009 6:17:41 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: Reagan79

Noah Webster.


4 posted on 03/17/2009 6:18:43 PM PDT by Publius (The Quadri-Metallic Standard: Gold and silver for commerce, lead and brass for protection.)
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To: Jeb21
Take a class in lexicography some time, and you'll understand why the new definition is there.

BTW, the definition in question is the second definition, not the first.

Check an unabridged dictionary, and you'll find a lot of words that are offensive, but are in the dictionary.

You will also find the word, "ain't"

5 posted on 03/17/2009 6:20:41 PM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Jeb21

Who cares what the leftists writing Webster’s dictionary think?


6 posted on 03/17/2009 6:21:55 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: Jeb21

There is another word I bet that they do not have. Heterophobia!


7 posted on 03/17/2009 6:23:13 PM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (NAACP=Nubians Against All Caucasian People)
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To: Publius

Yes Noah Webster. That’s pretty embarrassing since I read his biography of last month, the Unger biography.


8 posted on 03/17/2009 6:24:27 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: Jeb21

God had an ultimate plan for the ‘woo woo’ and the ‘wee wee’.....to procreate. ‘Little bundles of joy’ cannot be created in a rectum. JMHO (brutal, tho it is.) ;)


9 posted on 03/17/2009 6:27:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Jeb21

Now look in the dictionary to see if you can find the word “feminazi.”


10 posted on 03/17/2009 6:30:42 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Jeb21
Looked up the word Messiah and guess who's picture I saw...


11 posted on 03/17/2009 6:32:53 PM PDT by topfile
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To: Ge0ffrey; Jeb21
I don't know about the dictionary...but there is a website:

The Official Homepage Of The American Feminazi Party

12 posted on 03/17/2009 6:34:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Jeb21

Marriage descends from Matrimonium therefore the definition is now incorrect according to it’s original meaning, which is to signify the inheritance of children arising from the union of a man and woman.

MATRIMONIUM. By this word is understood the inheritance descending to a man, ex parti matris. It is but little used.
2. Among the Romans this word was employed to signify marriage; and it was so called because this conjunction was made with the design that the wife should become a mother. Inst. 1, 9, 1.


13 posted on 03/17/2009 6:35:18 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: Jeb21

14 posted on 03/17/2009 6:36:50 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Ge0ffrey

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminazi


15 posted on 03/17/2009 6:40:48 PM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Jeb21

God, I believe, has his own dictionary and I don’t think it would agree with Webster’s version. ;-)


16 posted on 03/17/2009 6:48:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (and a child shall lead them)
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To: GoldStandard

He who controls the language controls not only dialog, but thought as well.


17 posted on 03/17/2009 6:52:20 PM PDT by LexRex1776
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To: Jeb21

Our brave new world will continue to co-opt the language.


18 posted on 03/17/2009 7:00:33 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Jeb21

Well why shouldn’t they?

Heck, 3/4 of FReepers (mis)use the word to describe pervert joinings.


19 posted on 03/17/2009 7:06:29 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Jeb21

OBAMA MADE ME DO IT........


20 posted on 03/17/2009 7:07:33 PM PDT by Stayfree (HELP US EXPOSE THE "REAL" BIRTH CERTIFICATE @ REWARD FOR OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.COM!)
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To: GoldStandard

They have also changed the definition of “infringed” over the years. Preparing for the assault on the 2nd Amendment.


21 posted on 03/17/2009 7:11:12 PM PDT by John.Galt2012
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To: Jeb21
Hey Webster's. The Lord God Almighty defines it. One man and one woman...end of topic.
22 posted on 03/17/2009 7:12:57 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: Reagan79

I, for one, will forgive you. Sometimes the mind just takes those things and runs with them! (On FR, that is like running with scissors!)


23 posted on 03/17/2009 7:14:19 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Jeb21
I think that America should just GIVE them the word "marriage" if they want it so damn bad.

Then the rest of the country can move along to "narriage" or something.

What would they do?

24 posted on 03/17/2009 7:14:46 PM PDT by Miss Behave (When seconds count, the cops take minutes.)
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To: Jeb21

1984 Indeed!


25 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:06 PM PDT by Radix (22;22 EST, 13 Feb 2009, C-Span2, Silent wait for Sen to come bury USA after burying his Mom)
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To: LearsFool
“Well why shouldn't they?

Heck, 3/4 of FReepers (mis)use the word to describe pervert joinings.”

Whaaaaaaa? Not on the threads I've been on.

26 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:26 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: Jeb21

No problemo - I’ve just bought my last Webster’s dictionary. Forever.


27 posted on 03/17/2009 7:17:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (CEO:Chief Embezzlement Officer- CFO:Corporate Fraud Officer-CASH FLOW: money down the toilet.)
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To: 444Flyer
10,200 hits
28 posted on 03/17/2009 7:21:03 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Jeb21
Isn't Webster's the "accept all changes to the language without question" dictionary?

Pfffft.

Makes it rather useless as a dictionary then, doesn't it?

30 posted on 03/17/2009 7:25:09 PM PDT by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: LearsFool
Read the posts on those stories. You'll find the posters standing for the definition of traditional marriage (One man and One woman) and criticizing or mocking any other definition.
31 posted on 03/17/2009 7:27:22 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: Jeb21
Boycott Webster! The book is now formally heretical and should not be read by Christians.
32 posted on 03/17/2009 7:33:19 PM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA or lose reelection)
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To: Miss Behave
I think that America should just GIVE them the word "marriage" if they want it so damn bad.

Sure, surrender one word. Then they take a sentence. Soon they'll own the whole language and we'll have no choice but to speak Spanish. Then they'll want Spanish too.

33 posted on 03/17/2009 7:35:37 PM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA or lose reelection)
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To: 444Flyer

Well my “3/4” estimate may have overstated the case. And yes, of course there are many FReepers who understand what marriage is.

It has bugged me for years to hear “anti-gay-marriage-ers” speak of being opposed to “gay marriage” when there simply ain’t no such animal. Why, it’s like being opposed to “round squares” or “free-range unicorns”!

Webster’s reflects common usage, and “gay marriage” has become commonly used even by those who oppose the nonsensical idea. Who couldn’t see this coming?


34 posted on 03/17/2009 7:37:38 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Publius

yeah Noah too...ROFL


35 posted on 03/17/2009 7:37:38 PM PDT by surfer
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To: Miss Behave

Holy matrimony?


36 posted on 03/17/2009 7:41:05 PM PDT by Excellence (What Madoff is to finance Gore is to global warming.)
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To: Excellence
LOL. Did you mean to say Holy natrimony? :-)
37 posted on 03/17/2009 7:55:22 PM PDT by Miss Behave (When seconds count, the cops take minutes.)
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To: Jeb21

God hasn’t changed it!


38 posted on 03/17/2009 8:10:17 PM PDT by usslsm51
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To: Jeb21

Just an interesting fact:

400 years ago, the English language consisted of only about 500,000 words—that’s 1/5th of the English words we use today.


39 posted on 03/17/2009 8:26:47 PM PDT by TruthHound (A Republican who acts conservative will whip the snot out of Democrat who acts liberal EVERY TIME!)
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To: Jeb21
Is “sodomy” still an entry in Webster's dictionary?
40 posted on 03/17/2009 8:36:54 PM PDT by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: LexRex1776
He who controls the language controls not only dialog, but thought as well.

Yes, the homo-nazis beat down the APA until they caved in and removed homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. They'll do it in every other arena, too.

41 posted on 03/17/2009 8:39:18 PM PDT by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: Jeb21
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It looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue!


42 posted on 03/17/2009 8:53:32 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Jeb21
Western Civilization is destroying itself by discarding Judeo Christian values rather than fighting for them.

Islam is not watering down their values and eventually may win and they will put an end to this nonsense.

43 posted on 03/17/2009 9:06:01 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jeb21

Bump.


44 posted on 03/17/2009 9:16:50 PM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: Jeb21

The old one I’m familiar with was: “a contractual arrangement between a man and a woman which societies everywhere institute for the protection of women and children.”


45 posted on 03/17/2009 9:24:01 PM PDT by cookcounty ("The Borrower is servant to the Lender." Proverbs 22:7)
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To: Jeb21

Noah Webster would be outraged that’s for sure.


46 posted on 03/17/2009 10:06:19 PM PDT by cva66snipe ($.01 The current difference between the DEM's and GOP as well as their combined worth to this nation)
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To: doc1019; Quix

Post 16, doc1019 you said, ‘God, I believe, has His own dictionary and I don’t think it would agree with Webster’s version’

HEAR HEAR.


47 posted on 03/17/2009 10:13:01 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: GoldStandard

Once you control language, you influence what people believe. Then it’s all downhill from there.


48 posted on 03/17/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: Sir Gawain

It’s all newspeek now..


49 posted on 03/17/2009 11:19:43 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Randy2u

I support biblical (traditional) marriage.

That said, I have never bought into the “for creating children” argument. That would mean that those who are sterile or past childbearing years shouldn’t marry, which I don’t think is true.


50 posted on 03/18/2009 12:22:31 AM PDT by Marie2 (Ora et labora)
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