I read somewhere that the language of “politically correct” is the only language that gets smaller over time.
Of course, we can rebel.
One of my oft-used new words is “Obama” which has multiple meanings as in:
Bunch of bull-Obama.
Shove it up your Obama. (see, two apt meanings for one word)
Oh, and we need additional words for “professor and Dr”.
I consider no one having degrees in education, political science or sociology to be deserving of the titles.
To: Da Coyote
I read somewhere that the language of politically correct is the only language that gets smaller over time.
Since words are "thought capsules", it would make sense that those who want to control what you think would do so by restricting the words you think with. Language expands with the expansion of knowledge and ideas - and conversely contracts with the contraction of knowledge and ideas.
posted on 04/05/2010 12:26:48 PM PDT
("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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