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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Freepers: Help redefine "OBAMA" for the world

    03/07/2009 7:17:48 AM PST · by ferrgus · 22 replies · 1,551+ views
    Many of you have seen the new bumper stickers from various conservative groups that goes something like this: OBAMA = One Big A$$ Mistake, America! That definition has now been added to UrbanDictionary.com, and with your help, it can be "thumbed-up" to the top-ranking position. Left-wingers succeeded in labeling Bush as a "failure." But we can turn the tables and get America to realize that Obama really is one big mistake! Click here to give this new definition the "thumbs-up." Thanks!
  • A Little Freeper Vocabulary Help Please (Vanity Question)

    10/10/2008 7:16:23 PM PDT · by Thickman · 65 replies · 1,504+ views
    I apologize in advance for my ignorance. I could not find anyplace on the site that gives a primer on certain vocabulary and abbreviations used. Specifically, I have no idea what "btt" means. I've picked up other franguage such as "hugh" and "series" but "btt" escapes me. Thanks for the heads up.
  • The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    09/08/2008 10:37:49 AM PDT · by batter · 91 replies · 5,137+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 8 September, 2008 | FReepers
    The 2008 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Obama's Rhetorical Dictionary

    03/04/2008 12:38:51 PM PST · by bstein80 · 8 replies · 206+ views
    Glamocracy ^ | 3-4-2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    The easy way to remember what "tax reform" means to Obama is this: repeal the Bush tax cuts, tax the "wealthy" and tax corporations. The "wealthy" have lots of money, according to Obama. He says they have enough money to pay for universal healthcare. Obama says they even have enough money to pay for a tax bill for the middle class and the elderly, too. Gee, those wealthy people Obama knows are nice, huh? Some people might call this sort of income redistribution "class warfare" but Obama says that's distasteful. When Obama talks about "tax fairness" he means raising capital...
  • Vanity ---- Listing of Common Phrases Used on Free Republic

    12/31/2007 6:52:45 PM PST · by racing fan · 114 replies · 928+ views
    various | 12/31/2008 | me
    I was trying to think of all the common phrases that are posted on virtually every thread. I am not sure if there is even a listing on here. Maybe they could be listed here. Here are some examples: We are doomed!!! It's Bush's Fault! It's Global Warming. Search is your friend. (I think this is one)
  • The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    08/06/2007 2:06:00 PM PDT · by batter · 122 replies · 10,634+ views
    FReepers ^ | 6 August 2007 | FReepers (batter)
    The 2007 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconI have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all the...
  • Islamofascism added to Oxford dictionary

    08/01/2007 7:08:53 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 13 replies · 392+ views
    Nashvillepost.com ^ | Jul 3, 2007
    Islamofascism added to Oxford dictionary http://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2007/7/17/islamofascism_expert_sues_local_publisher_over_nuclear_terrorism_claims Raw Story, MA - Jul 3, 2007 In its latest update, the Oxford English Dictionary now includes "Islamofascism" and related words...
  • The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)(Draft)

    07/31/2007 10:29:07 AM PDT · by batter · 157 replies · 4,865+ views
    FReepers (batter) ^ | 31 July 2007 | FReepers
    The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Draft)AKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconI have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures)

    08/24/2006 9:32:06 AM PDT · by batter · 491 replies · 23,418+ views
    soccer8 | 24 August, 2006 | soccer8
    <p>Every once in a while I see Freeper lingo I don't understand and have to research to figure out the meaning/background.</p> <p>Today, I thought it would be helpful for newbies (and 'seasoned' Freepers) to have a 'reference' for the lingo specifically related to FR (ie not stuff like LOL etc you can get everywhere else).</p>
  • ZOT???

    08/20/2006 12:37:45 PM PDT · by Airwinger · 113 replies · 2,613+ views
    Ok guys and gal, I think I understand what a ZOT is, but would some of you please define your acronyms for me plz ie: IB4TZ IBTZ NB4ZOT etc... Thanks before hand,,... and,,.uhh ..,, please be gentle with the Zots on me LOL
  • NY Times Glossary

    08/09/2006 7:08:49 PM PDT · by Jack Wilson · 173+ views
    Openly Non-Liberal ^ | 8/9/2006 | Ricky Nonlib
    OpenlyNonLiberal has put together a glossary to help in translating your NY Times and other liberal publications: Cease Fire: Terrorist re-armament opportunity Containment: Appeasement of terrorist dictators in order to defer solving the problem until the next administration
  • The Meaning of 'Islamofascism'

    05/30/2006 12:11:16 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 26 replies · 1,255+ views
    NYSun ^ | May 24, 2006 | STEVEN STALINSKY
    The Meaning of 'Islamofascism' The MEMRI Report By STEVEN STALINSKY May 24, 2006 Since the war on terrorism began many new Arabic and Islamic terms including "Fatwa" and "Jihad" have been introduced to Western vernacular. To the displeasure of some Islamists other terms such as "homicide bomber" and "Islamofascism" have also been introduced. An article titled "How the Right Played the Fascism Card Against Islam" on the Web site of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is highly critical of using the term "Islamofascism":
  • Liberal Use of Language: A Glossary

    04/21/2006 1:04:04 AM PDT · by janedoegirl · 12 replies · 1,077+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 21, 2006 | Rachel Marsden
    Officials of that great bastion of liberalism -- the European Union -- reportedly want to replace the term "Islamic terrorism" with "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam." According to the EU Observer, other terms under review include "jihad," "Islamist," and "fundamentalist," It's hardly the first time that liberals have taken the English language and made it their own. Here's my handy glossary of commonly used leftist terms, and what they really mean: Social justice: Spreading the misery of socialism equally throughout society. Enlightened: A person who refuses to accept that socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried. Journalist: A news...
  • LIBERALISM: Defined, Debunked, & Lampooned!

    12/20/2005 10:03:36 AM PST · by opineapple · 2 replies · 806+ views
    Everything you wanted -- make that needed -- to know about liberals and were afraid to ask: http://www.airfarceone.net/leftylexicon.html
  • Christmas Glossary

    12/17/2005 10:23:04 PM PST · by rvoitier · 281+ views
    Refresher Course
  • Dissidents, Rebels and Terrorists: the lexicon of our times

    12/16/2005 12:50:32 PM PST · by humint · 1 replies · 443+ views
    humint ^ | Friday, December 16, 2005 | humint
    Engineers and survivalists who dabble in politics and philosophy will certainly appreciate the following statement, the rest of youÖ listen up. Reality is analog while language is digital! In other words, any given word in any given language is just a reference point, a symbolic measurement if you will, of a human experience that references one or more concepts on an infinite continuum of reality. In situations where life and death is a function of comprehension, the human mind creates more and more reference points to describe and thereby differentiate life threatening situations. For example, typical Americans commonly use only...
  • A Glossary for Reading Zawahiri's Letter

    10/12/2005 11:58:46 AM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | 10/12/05 | CMAR II
    ...I thought I ought to provide an explanation for terms that Westerners are not familiar with [in Zawahiri's recently translated letter]: [...]Sunna of His Prophet The religion of Islam. It is also the supposed religion of the "turncoat deviants" (see below). Levant Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan; all the regions to the east of the Mediterranian between Turkey and Egypt. Also, a type of leather, but I don't think Zawhiri means that since I don't think he cares whether his dreamed caliphate is founded in heavy coarse-grained leather. It also means "to leave hurriedly with unpaid debts" which is more...
  • A Point of View [Left wing, Right wing]

    06/15/2005 2:00:00 PM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 22 replies · 718+ views
    bbc ^ | June 13, 2005 | Brian Walden
    In his weekly opinion column, Brian Walden considers the political muddle created by archaic terms such as left wing and right wing. Of all the confusing expressions in politics, left wing and right wing are the worst. We go on using these archaic terms because they're a kind of shorthand that avoids unnecessary explanations. But we'd be better off with the explanations, even if they took time. The basic terminology of politics has become misleading. Groping around to discover what's left wing or right wing distracts us from stating what the real issues are. The language of left and right...