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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 · 490 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 you… 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...
  • The 60's and 70's "Slang Dictionary"

    05/20/2005 7:56:57 AM PDT · by missyme · 46 replies · 18,952+ views
    Cougartown ^ | May 20th, 2005
    A Gas A lot of fun. All show and no go. Referenced to a car that had all the pretty chrome goodies, but wouldn't get out of its own way. Ape Used with "Go", "Gone" or "Went". To explode or go completely irate. Example: "When my parents saw my report card, they went ape. BA Bare Ass Bad Awesome. Badass A tough guy. A guy you really don't want to mess with. Thanks again to Ron Stowe for this one. Bag To Steal. Example: Who bagged my towel? ; also see Score Also; "What's your bag" meaning what's your problem...
  • A Glossary For California Progressives

    02/09/2005 8:42:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 498+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 2/9/05 | John Campbell
    Whenever I travel to a foreign country where the language spoken is something other than English, I try to learn a few words to make it easier to get around. During the four years I have served in the liberal-dominated California Legislature, I have often felt like I was in a foreign country, particularly coming from Orange County. They may speak English up there, but it is a dialect that has taken me several years to understand. You see, the words and phrases that liberals use do not always mean the same things to them that they mean to you...
  • Glossary of performance evaluation terms and phrases

    12/30/2004 9:38:40 AM PST · by ijcr · 3 replies · 11,607+ views
    Wordsmith.org ^ | eons ago | A.N.Other
    Many performance evalutions are due shortly,therefore it would behove folks to understand the glossary of job evaluation. a keen analyst - thoroughly confused accepts new job assignments willingly - never finishes a job active socially - drinks heavily adapts to stress - passes wind, water, or out depending upon the severity of the situation aggressive - obnoxious alert to company developments - an office gossip an excellent sounding board - present reviewee with any number of alternatives, and implement them in the order precisely opposite of his/her specification a planner and organizer - usually manages to put on socks before...
  • Acronym clarifiers... for the newbies

    11/04/2004 6:15:47 PM PST · by chinkshady · 85 replies · 2,345+ views
    wondering if you all could maybe create a legend/glossary for some of the acronyms and terms used in the postings for the newbies...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Military Short Speak ~ Oct. 4, 2004

    10/03/2004 7:58:29 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 585 replies · 3,335+ views
    Canteen Crew
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!       ~ MILITARY SHORT SPEAK ~             The military seems to have a language of its own, with many terms, acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations that aren't generally used in the "civilian world." What is an acronym? It is a word created from the first letter of a series of other words. It is spoken as one word.  What is an initialism?...
  • New Term Coined In Time For Debates and Elections...KERRY-ESQUE!

    08/16/2004 8:59:00 AM PDT · by NewLand · 31 replies · 781+ views
    8/16/04 | NewLand
    Just as the term "Clintonesque" has become a standard term to describe sleaze, dishonesty, calculated political attacks, etc...can we now use the term Kerryesque to descibe: -Lack of conviction -Flip-flopping -Being on both sides of an issue in one breath! -etc All in favor say AYE! and start using the term everywhere...especially in Letters to Editors, FR posts, discussions with other conservatives, phone calls to talk shows, debates with liberal "friends", etc.
  • Free Republic Dictionary-Help For Newcomers

    03/11/2003 6:53:31 PM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 155 replies · 7,240+ views
    Old FR Thread ^ | 3/11/03 | Various FReepers
    A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from the original thread. Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! FreeRepublic Glossary Anti-Freeper - See Freeper Lore. Arkancide = Mysterious death that somehow manages to happen to former friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Usually ruled a "suicide" by the "controlling legal authorities" that happen to be conducting the investigation. Usually the body is found with all the fixin's; suicide note (in two or more handwriting styles), unregistered handgun (sometimes in a different caliber than the one the "suicide" was accomplished using), and "air-tight" alibis passed around like...
  • List of Liberal Code Phrases

    04/10/2004 3:01:48 PM PDT · by paltz · 78 replies · 1,809+ views
    <p>Liberal politicians and media figures often put forth the claim that certain words, when used by conservatives, "really" mean something else, and must be translated for the general public to understand.</p> <p>Well, liberals have their own code phrases too. When you see or hear one of the following phrases from a liberal, you can simply substitute the real meaning, and then you can understand what they're talking about.</p>

    03/27/2004 3:54:37 PM PST · by freedom4me · 51 replies · 600+ views
    3/27/04 | Self
    Will someone post a list of FR abbreviations and their meanings? Ping lists...bump...what do they mean??!! Help!
  • It's The Battle of Iraq in The War on Terrorism

    03/13/2004 6:39:55 AM PST · by paul in cape · 6 replies · 254+ views
    fox news ^ | 3-13-04
    <p>Let's start using the correct vocabulary. The Iraq conflict should be known as The Battle Of Iraq, not the war. The war is on Terrorism, and is being fought worldwide. During World War II, when Rommel was running over North Africa, it wasn't know as the War In Africa, and we didn't lose the war because of temporary losses. We have now won the Battle of Iraq, and the Battle of Afghanistan, but the war continues. The battle of Lybia has already been won without firing a shot.</p>
  • Redefine Marriage? Let's Redefine "Gay"!

    03/04/2004 2:49:12 AM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 40 replies · 331+ views
    Thursday, March 04, 2004 | vanity
    They're all Deviants!So another rogue judge/official is "run amuck" with non state-endorsed "same sex" marriages. I'm in a politically incorrect mood. I propose a national campaign by heterosexuals to redefine gay to mean "a state of happiness". When was that word redefined by the homosexual agenda? Where did the word "homosexual" go? Now it's "same sex". It's ludicrous to me that we are going to redefine traditional words because of the agenda of less than 3% of our population. What's next, a marriage between 3 people? How about a marriage between an adult and a consensual child? Why not let...
  • Corporate Job Terminology(humor)

    03/01/2004 3:06:57 PM PST · by paltz · 14 replies · 235+ views
    Halife.com ^ | 3/1/04 | halife.com
    Corporate Job Terminology COMPETITIVE SALARY: We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.      JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY: We have no time to train you.      CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE: We don't pay you enough to expect that you'll dress nicely.      MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED: You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.      MUST BE FLEXIBLE: On many occasions, you'll be asked to bend over and grab your ankles.      SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED: Some time each night and some time each weekend.      DUTIES WILL VARY: Anyone in the office can boss you around.      MUST...
  • David Gelernter: What 'Republican' Should Mean – Say it loud, say it proud

    02/28/2004 11:38:43 AM PST · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Benador Associates ^ | February 27, 2004 | David Gelernter
    What is a Republican? A boring, academic-sounding question, but an important one. We are headed into the most decisive presidential election since 1980. Democrats seem to know where they stand: Whatever President Bush is for, they're against. Not inspiring, but it makes them happy. Republicans, though, must do better: A simple transposition of the Democratic program ("Whatever the president is for, so are we") is not enough. The country needs to know what principles Republicans stand for. And our principles have nothing to do with Iraq or tax cuts, not directly; Republican principles go deeper. They are democracy and patriotism....
  • Definition of a Democrat to me

    01/24/2004 11:32:12 AM PST · by Two-Bits · 6 replies · 183+ views
    Democrat Male: They describe themselves as weak, indecisive, cowardly and unaccountable. Prime Example: They want the United Nations to be USA's decision maker because of their inability to make proper judgement calls.Democrat Female: They come off as silly, ignorant, and senseless.Another Prime Example: They feel the Federal Government (only the Democrats mind you) can take better care of their needs than themselves or their male counterpoints. The joke is their democrat leadership does not feel they can take better care of them either and calls for the United Nations to tell them what to do.Democrat by Herediary: My mother, father,...
  • Fifth Edition of the Lexicon of FreeRepublic * * A helpful FR dictionary for newcomers * *

    04/26/2002 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Risky Schemer · 260 replies · 26,211+ views
    April 26, 2002 | Risky Schemer, Bugbear, many others
    Fifth Edition of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from the original thread and subsequent editions. Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! FreeRepublic Glossary Alpha Freeper - Top tier Freeper who can post most anything and draw dozens of replies from other alpha Freepers. Anti-Freeper - See Freeper Lore. Arkancide = Mysterious death that somehow manages to happen to former friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Usually ruled a "suicide" by the "controlling legal authorities" that happen to be conducting the investigation. Usually the body is found with all the fixin's; suicide note (in two or more handwriting styles), unregistered...
  • Definition of Propaganda

    10/12/2003 5:37:03 PM PDT · by calebcar · 2 replies · 358+ views
    The function of this propaganda was not to persuade, much less to inform, but rather to humiliate. To have the grossest lies poured into your ears and eyes all the time, day and night, and yet not to protest their untruth, but on the contrary to participate in their propagation, and to behave as if you believed they were true -- that is the ultimate dehumanization of man, for it robs him of meaningful language. Theodore Dalrymple National Post October 10, 2003 Their Words are as Plastic as Their Cutlery
  • Who's Shallow Throat?

    10/05/2003 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 259+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/06/03 | William Safire
    WASHINGTON — To dig into the whodunit roiling the capital, we need a glossary: • leak, plain and simple, is the unauthorized passage of information from a source, an official in the know, to a media plantee. It can be deliberate or inadvertent. • leaker who is admired for putting his notion of the public interest ahead of his official obligation or oath is called a whistle-blower; the same individual, viewed from inside, is called a fink, and is pursued vainly by plumbers.• authorized leak is information passed on to a selected outlet with high-level approval by a designated persuader...
  • New Word Order - It's time to revamp the language of diplomacy and war

    09/29/2003 2:44:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 195+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 24, 2003 | September 24, 2003
    <p>Foreign policy debates have hardly been muted in recent months, but with the United Nations now back in session, there's a lot more verbiage on the way. One of the treacherous aspects of this war we are now fighting is the strange, officious vocabulary, often hollow and sometimes wrong, with which we have been wrangling over matters of life and death. Surrounded by the efficiencies of the digital age, we nonetheless drag into the political arena big stacks of moldy baggage from which we then unpack the verbal equivalents of a great white elephant show--titles, phrases and metaphors so warped or cumbersome they cannot at the same time haul their own weight and carry any real meaning.</p>
  • Liberal vs Conservative: Clarification Needed!!!

    09/14/2003 5:46:30 AM PDT · by golfGodd · 32 replies · 1,775+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 09/14/03 | Art Coulson
    What does it mean to be liberal or conservative in politics today? ART COULSON Editorial Page Editor Liberal. Conservative. The terms are tossed about like grenades in the current war for the soul of American politics. We in the newspaper business — particularly those of us who speak as the institutional voices of our newspapers on the editorial pages — are often labeled with these words by our readers. Some on the right call us liberals. Their neighbors on the left believe us to be conservative. But what do these terms really mean? Is Republican California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • 254 'boy words'

    08/26/2003 7:53:07 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 48 replies · 1,138+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/14/2000 | Dr. Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education
    Tuesday, November 14, 2000 254 'boy words' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editor's note: The following column contains content of a sexual nature that some readers may find objectionable. Those debating whether homosexuals should be scout leaders should take a look at the dictionary to help decide whether or not homosexuals have an inordinate interest in young boys. Or is it really as gay rights leaders say -- they just labor in young boys' best interests. Let's look it up and see if pederasts (men who sexually assault boys) comprise just a small cadre within the much larger male homosexual population. The dictionary I...

    08/16/2003 3:50:40 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 267 replies · 440+ views
    Mason Dixon | long ago | common knowledge
    If you are from the northern states and planning on visiting or moving to the South, there are a few things you should know that will help you adapt to the difference in lifestyles: If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them; just stay out of their way. This is what they live for. Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store. Don't buy food at this store. Remember, "y'all" is singular,...
  • Terms of Engagement: Herewith, definitions to keep on top of current events (A paleo-con lexicon)

    07/27/2003 2:59:41 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 4 replies · 183+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 27, 2003 | Eric Margolis
    It's very difficult keeping up with Mideast news due to the Orwellian newspeak coming from Washington. So here's a handy list of key terms, translated into simple English. • Liberation – Invasion. • Coalition – The U.S. and British invaders, plus some troops from rent-a-nations like Romania and Poland. In the past, "the coalition" would have been called imperial forces and mercenary auxiliaries. • Dictator – A ruler you don't like, or who does not cooperate. • Statesman – A cooperative dictator. • Stability – when things go the way Uncle Sam likes, ie., the status quo. • Instability –...
  • Hey, you guys, give us back our 'y'all'

    07/07/2003 9:53:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 66 replies · 414+ views
    shucks.net ^ | July 3, 2003 | Gary Petthus
    Y'all are being discriminated against. Maybe I should say, "y'all" is. The discriminators are the editors of some of our nation's dictionaries. They ain't from here.For instance, Webster's New World College Dictionary, which I use at work, offers such helpful entries as "grossularite," "cootie," "gill fungus" and "a**hole."But no "y'all," y'all.Other dictionaries are equally snooty. So I wanted to see if "y'all" made it into the new, 11th edition of the popular Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, rolled out, officially, on Tuesday.Some 10,000 "new" terms impregnate this lexicological work of art, including "frankenfood": genetically engineered grub; "dead presidents": paper money; "longneck": beer...
  • What They Really Mean: Liberal Terms Clarified

    06/26/2003 2:42:21 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 367+ views
    Redwood Review ^ | June 2003 | Chris Hoops
    On any given day you may have interaction with someone who leans left of center; most likely you will hear many canned terms. The following are explanations of what is really meant by the words and phrases used by liberals. Public Interest: A liberal cause. Special Interest: A conservative cause. Federal Spending: The consistent wasting of tax money for unconstitutional expenditures that have no positive benefits for its actual source (i.e. Tax Payers). Democracy: Letting us [i.e. liberals] choose your leaders. Peace: When all opposition to the socialist movement has been silenced through propaganda, imprisonment or violence. Truth: A bit...

    06/20/2003 7:32:20 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | WILLIAM GRIM
    Grim's New Age, New World Lexicon: Marxist , n. 1. An aficionado of the comic style of Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo Marx, who are best known for their slapstick comedies A Day at the Races and A Night at the Opera. 2. An aficionado of the comic style of Karl Marx, who is best known for his slapstick comedy Das Kapital . Marxism has spawned several sequels, including Leninism, Trotskyism and Stalinism. Marxists are nowadays only found in comedy clubs in Havana, Cuba, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Berkeley, California. Weasel, n. 1. A filthy, vicious, back-stabbing, dishonest creature that typically...

    06/19/2003 3:57:44 PM PDT · by Apolitical · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | by William Grim
    Vegetarian , n. People who believe that opposition to eating animal flesh makes them exempt from all moral laws. Famous vegetarians include Hitler, Pol Pot and Susan Sarandon. Washington Insider, n. A person whose only acquaintances are named Unnamed Source and Deep Background. Tolerance, n. 1. A condition that conservatives are said to possess when they abandon their principles. Liberals claim to have tolerance for all beliefs with the exceptions of Christianity, Judaism, truth, justice and patriotism....
  • Conservatism 101: A checklist: Rusher provides a concise guide to the factions, terminology, history

    06/13/2003 1:16:48 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 136+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, June 13, 2003 | William Rusher
    In the last couple of decades, the conservative movement has grown so large, and subdivided into so many factions, that even discriminating observers can be forgiven for confusing one with another. Just who are these "neoconservatives," who are allegedly so influential in the Bush administration, and how do they differ from ordinary, garden-variety conservatives? Where did the "paleoconservatives" come from? What exactly do they stand for? I offer the following definitions to navigate through the swamps of terminology. Back in the late 1950s, most of the conservative movement could and did meet for lunch in the company dining room of...
  • Rap is a foreign language, rules rueful judge

    06/06/2003 9:14:08 AM PDT · by Tulsa Brian · 30 replies · 285+ views
    The Times Online ^ | June 06, 2003 | Alan Hamilton
    A HIGH COURT judge as good as admitted yesterday that the wilder shores of the English language were utterly beyond his comprehension. Faced with making a reasoned judgment on the true meaning of the phrase “shizzle my nizzle”, Mr Justice Lewison was forced to conclude that the lyrics of rap records were, for all practical purposes, a foreign language. He dismissed the case. In a hearing that may have some resonance on the streets of Brixton but which will produce only mystification in Bournemouth, Buxton and Berwick, Andrew Alcee, a writer of garage music, claimed that his original composition had...
  • Glossary for the Liberal Media

    05/31/2003 8:21:04 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 2 replies · 123+ views
    Glossary for the Liberal Media By Larry Elder www.FrontPageMagazine.com | July 12, 2002 http://FrontPageMagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=1856 Death tax vs. estate tax -- preferred term: Estate tax. Republicans call the taxes assessed on an estate valued at a million dollars or more a "death tax," while Democrats generally call it an "estate tax." "Death tax" -- used by conservative outlets like Fox -- sounds appropriately ominous. But most outlets like CNN and the Washington Post insist on the more benign and less unobjectionable term "estate tax." Preferences vs. affirmative action -- preferred term: Affirmative action. In Colin Powell's autobiography, "My American Journey," he...
  • Waaa! Thread pulled before I learned what abecedary means.

    05/18/2003 5:22:55 PM PDT · by LocalYokel · 20 replies · 342+ views
    Thread pulled? Just because it was lame? Not fair! I still don't know what desiderata and abecedary mean. How am I supposed to learn how to speak Leftist in time for my final?