Skip to comments.Webster's dictionary redefines 'marriage'
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...
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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.
Islam is not watering down their values and eventually may win and they will put an end to this nonsense.
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.”
Noah Webster would be outraged that’s for sure.
Post 16, doc1019 you said, ‘God, I believe, has His own dictionary and I dont think it would agree with Websters version’
Once you control language, you influence what people believe. Then it’s all downhill from there.
It’s all newspeek now..
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.
Noah Webster, the lexicographer, claimed to have coined only one word — demoralize, which he defined: "To corrupt or undermine the morals of; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt in morals."
Today the field of lexicography has been demoralized by those who would make "contemporary usage" and "slang" a standard of reference for students in our schools. Pornographic terminology has come to have educational significance in state schools where Dictionary of American Slang has received academic acceptance.
Noah Webster recognized that each age is subject to the demoralization of its language by the "literary" or "modish" segment of society. Thus he put, as a check and balance upon each other, universal undisputed practice and the common law of language, or established principles of analogy. Change for the sake of change, vulgarity, cant, slang for its own sake, was to Webster like the principle of motion in physics — if not controlled it became the principle of destruction. Thus "expressions peculiar to, and generally understood only by, members of a particular sect, class, or occupation; as (a) a secret jargon of thieves, tramps, etc., (b) the special idiom of a profession or trade, or (c) a mode of talking used merely out of convention; esp., the insincere use of pious phraseology" found no place in Webster's dictionaries.
Slater, Rosalie J., M.A., "Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Needed to Restore an American Christian Education in the Home, The Church, and The School", Noah Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language, Ninth Ed. (facsimile), c. 1995, p. 10
marriage: the legal union of husband and wife; the ceremony, civil or religious, by which two people of opposite sex become husband and wife.
WEBSTER'S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY 2007
marriage: 1. the state of being married; relation between spouses; married life; wedlock; matrimony 2. the act of marrying ; wedding 3. the rite or form used in marrying 4. any close or intimate union 5. the king and queen of a suit, esp. as a meld in pinochle
That said, I have never bought into the for creating children argument
Globalist & Marxist in particular hate the idea of children and family units. In fact the ultimate extension of “equality” or rather “egalitarianism” and by extension multiculturalism is to destroy it all. That which makes us strong and stands in the way of the global “utopia”. They hate biological families(race) which begets strong communities which begets strong nations. Since the beginning of mankind family units which leads to real communities and ultimately a nation has always been our strength. The ultimate goal here so that we can all be “equal” is to have no religion, no race, no gender, no families(easy divorce and heavily promote abortion)& ultimately no nationalities. We can all good little worker widgets and consumers that have no ties or bounds except to the global concept of “everyman” & “equality”.
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Daniel too. Daniel Webster took on the devil in a battle of wits you know.
“The Devil and Daniel Webster” is a short story by Stephen Vincent Benét. This retelling of the classic German Faust tale is based on the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker”, written by Washington Irving. Benet’s version of the story centers on a New Hampshire farmer who sells his soul to the Devil and is defended by Daniel Webster.