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  • They Changed The Definition of Fascism | It's NOT Right Or Left Wing

    07/31/2017 6:51:41 AM PDT · by wtd · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 7, 2017 | The Red Elephants
    They Changed The Definition of Fascism | It's NOT Right Or Left Wing The definition of fascism has recently been changed to say that fascism is a right wing ideology. I did some research to find the correct and true definition of the words fascist and fascism. Dictionaries post dated 2009 have the new liberal version of the definition of 'fascist'
  • The surprising origins of ‘post-truth’ – and how it was spawned by the liberal left

    11/19/2016 9:34:30 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 24 replies
    The Conversation ^ | Nov 18, 2016 | Andrew Calcutt
    “Post-truth” has been announced as the Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year. It is widely associated with US president-elect Donald Trump’s extravagantly untruthful assertions and the working-class people who voted for him nonetheless. But responsibility for the “post-truth” era lies with the middle-class professionals who prepared the runway for its recent take-off. Those responsible include academics, journalists, “creatives” and financial traders; even the centre-left politicians who have now been hit hard by the rise of the anti-factual. On November 16, 2016 Oxford Dictionaries announced that “post-truth” had been selected as the word which, more than any other, reflects “the...
  • [Vanity] A Word to Know

    01/29/2016 12:10:58 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Merriam Webster ^ | ??????? | Merriam Webster
    trumpery noun trum·pery \ˈtrəm-p(ə-)rē\ Definition of TRUMPERY 1 a : worthless nonsense b : trivial or useless articles : junk 2 archaic : tawdry finery — trumpery adjective See trumpery defined for kids Examples of TRUMPERY
  • Simple Definition of pussyfoot

    01/20/2016 12:20:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | 2016-01-20 | Merriam-Webster
    Simple Definition of pussyfoot [....] Pussyfoot Palin endorses Donald Trump for president, declares an end to pussyfooting
  • Some New Words for the English Dictionary that refer to Donald Trump

    01/12/2016 3:52:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    1/12/2016 | Nikos1121
    I've organized some words that I've heard a time or two, and proposed a few of my own. Please feel free to add some of your own. This is done in fun, and not to malign, criticize or be disrespectful to anyone. I truly hope that in time, all of us here on this wonderful forum will coalesce behind one candidate and campaign for that person and return our country to its former greatness and place of leadership in the world for those who inspire for peaceful freedom and liberty. May God Bless Our Country and the people who serve...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Money

    08/31/2015 11:27:57 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 10:33:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 8-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Swedes add the word ‘hen’ to dictionary. It’s a gender-neutral pronoun

    03/27/2015 6:46:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 27, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    The Swedish Academy's official dictionary has added a gender-neutral pronoun to its arsenal of words. "Hen" is the new pronoun to be affixed when a gender is not known, or is in transition, or when the writer deems gender to be irrelevant.
  • New Vocabulary Item: Harf

    03/02/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | February 27,2015
    Normally, oligarchical collectivists eliminate words by declaring them politically incorrect, thereby restricting our thoughts by restricting our vocabulary. But the Obama Regime has given us a new word:
  • The Chicago Dictionary - Volume Six

    01/07/2015 7:45:29 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 7, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    With Illinois Senator Dick "Turban" Durbin running the Senate Democrat caucus while Harry Reid recuperates... and with Hillary Clinton still being discussed as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, and with two years yet to run on the Obama "presidency" before we're mercifully granted its end... it might be helpful to better understand the environment that bred these typical Chicago politicians. So, here are some more definitions of words and idioms that mean something else in Illinois; posted as a public service to the consumers of news. Art Institute: A building full of statues, much like the Chicago City Council when...
  • You may not believe how the New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘bigotry’

    07/24/2014 3:22:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-17-14 | STU BURGUIERE
    The example of “bigotry” used in a sentence is: “The report reveals racism and right-wing bigotry.” The iPhone utilizes the New Oxford English American Dictionary to define words, and the questionable example sentence appears in the web version of the dictionary as well. In the web version, however, there is an option to view more example sentences. None say anything about “left-wing bigotry,” but there is a sentence about bigotry leading to empty churches.
  • The Chicago Dictionary, Volume Five

    06/20/2014 12:10:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | June 20, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Definitions of words and idioms that mean something else in Illinois; posted as a public service to the consumers of news. AIRPORT TRANSIT: The latest, quickest way to convey campaign contributions from the restaurant to City Hall. BAILIFF: A well-armed and well-trained state employee, tasked with the duty of keeping defendants secure and harmless throughout the trial, until the judge gives the order to release them at the end, whatever the result. BLACK BEAR: An illegal alien (to Illinois), traversing the state with impunity all summer, as no one dares accuse an endangered species of being politically incorrect. BLACKHAWKS: Employing...
  • "Zot" (Words With Friends)

    12/12/2013 9:21:45 PM PST · by CovenBuster · 69 replies
    Anyone play Words With Friends? If so, have you ever tried to play the word "zot"? Would you believe the system won't accept it? Whaaaaaaat??? Apparently they don't understand the influence FR has on the culture! A couple of years ago when I was fairly new to the game, I thought I was about to make an impressive move. I had the "z" sitting on a triple letter square, and I was creating two words using the triple z twice (vertically and horizontally). It was going to be my highest scoring word to date. I was so proud. Then I...
  • The Dictionary of Liberalism: 1st Edition

    10/29/2013 3:05:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-29-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Last week I had a random thought that came up with the word "libnorant"...Now iOwnTheWorld has another one that's WAY better...It has me thinking I should start putting together a pictorial liberal dictionary.Here are the first four entries plus Libnorant. Updates will come as ideas come to me.  
  • 'Twerk': Oxford Online Dictionary Adds a Miley Cyrus Gyration

    08/28/2013 11:00:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/28/2013 | Ken Mandel
    Miley Cyrus just twerked her way into the online Oxford Dictionary. Srsly. The term was just added along with other new words that have penetrated popular culture. Can it be a coincidence that "twerk," the suggestive rump-grinding dance move performed by Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, already is among the new words included on Wednesday in the online Oxford Dictionary's latest quarterly update? "Selfie" a self-portrait taken with a phone, "digital detox," "femo," and "unlike" were some of the other new words added to the online version. One of the world's most well-respected dictionaries, the online...
  • The Quickest Way To Learn New Vocabulary Words

    04/06/2013 3:11:49 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 14 replies ^ | April 1, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Most words can be learned and taught most easily in groups, for example, words used by doctors, terms used every day by car mechanics, vocabulary typically heard in a lawyer’s office. Imagine a photograph of a scientific laboratory with captions on the key elements: test tube, bunsen burner, beaker, pipette, thermometer, technician, lab coat, goggles, periodic table, fume hood, centrifuge. A teacher can walk students through the lab, pointing out the most interesting sights. Quickly and naturally, children learn vocabulary, they have a glimpse of what scientists do, they learn about a new world that may excite their enthusiasm. Words...
  • Dictionary follows Aussie PM in defining misogyny

    10/17/2012 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 17 Oct. 2012 2:28 AM ET | Rod McGuirk
    Australia's prime minister did not define "misogyny" wrong in a blistering attack on a male rival — the dictionary did. Prime Minister Julia Gillard's fiery speech last week in which she branded conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott a misogynist for a string of allegedly sexist comments he had made in recent years has been lauded by feminists around the world. But Gillard's critics have accused her of hyperbole, pointing to dictionary definitions of misogyny as hatred of women. Sue Butler, the editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, which is regarded as the definitive authority on Australian meanings of words, said Wednesday...
  • 'F-bomb,' 'sexting' among new Merriam-Webster dictionary words

    08/14/2012 8:37:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rene Lynch
    Do you need to reach for the dictionary to double-check the definition of "F-Bomb" and "sexting"? Probably not. But now you could if you wanted to. The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has added "F-Bomb" and "sexting" to its list of new dictionary entries for 2012 along with the likes of "mash-up," "aha moment," "cloud computing" and "earworm." (An earworm is a song or tune you just can't get our of your head.)
  • Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue from 1811 becomes online hit

    02/25/2012 7:40:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies · 1+ views
    It was first available when Britain was under threat from Napoleon but it has now been re-published for free at the Project Gutenberg online digital library. The book includes gems suchs as 'ace of spades' for a widow, 'all-a-mort' to be struck dumb, and 'angling for farthings', which means to beg out of a prison window with a cap or box. The dictionary has already become an online hit. A selection of words can be found here. Explaining the book in the preface at the time, the author writes "The merit of Captain Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has...