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May 25 2023

Broadcaster Fired Over Newspeak Dictionary Transgression

It isn’t easy to find racism against blacks in a society where the ultimate faux pas is to fail to show sufficient reverence for them. Fortunately for the thought police, new crimes against political correctness can always be invented through modification of the Newspeak Dictionary and through punishment of accidental infractions. For example:

Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper was let go by NBC Sports California after using a racial slur during a telecast while describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Kuiper uttered the forbidden N-word. No, not that N-word. The other one: “Negro.” For reasons that have never been made clear, this word is no longer permissible, possibly not even while discussing the United Negro College Fund or the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Kuiper compounded his infraction by mispronouncing the word.

“Following an internal review, the decision has been made for NBC Sports California to end its relationship with Glen Kuiper, effective immediately,” the network said in a statement Monday. “We thank Glen for his dedication to Bay Area baseball over the years.”

The thanks he gets is a shoeprint on the seat of his pants because a word came out of his mouth the wrong way.

Meanwhile, down the Left Coast, the thanks Christian fans get is to see perverts revered for ridiculing their faith. Offend people all you want in leftist realms like profession sports; just don’t accidently offend those who are “oppressed.”

On tips from Wiggins and Franco.

May 25 2023

Henry Louis Gates Helps Revise Newspeak Dictionary

Normally, revisions to the Newspeak Dictionary consist of deletions, as our ruling class constricts the realm of permissible thought by restricting our vocabulary. However, new words can be added when it serves liberal purposes — for example, by asserting Afrocentrism.

The New York Times effuses that new words include “bussin” and “boo”:

Those were two of the first 100 words that the Oxford University Press said it had prepared to include in the Oxford Dictionary of African American English, the hopeful result of the three-year research project announced last spring.

The researchers say they aim to publish a first batch of 1,000 definitions — some words and phrases will have more than one — by March 2025. But the more important goal of the project, which will be edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., a scholar of African American history at Harvard University, is to underscore the significance of African American English and to create a resource for future research into Black speech, history and culture.

If the name rings a bell, Gates is the insufferable Harvard professor who contrived a racial incident by behaving like a spoilt child when the police temporarily prevented him from breaking into his own house, having no way of knowing he was the owner. Fellow race-baiter Barack Obama exploited the incident to stage the farcical Beer Summit, at which black members of our liberal ruling class held their noses and pretended to tolerate the sort of working class white guy who becomes a police officer. Historical note: Obama drank Bud Light, naturally.

Rap lyrics are cited as a source of new words social engineers want to inject into English. The dictionary may warrant an NC17 rating.

Many of the listed neologisms have a connection with slavery. The idea is to make an institution that ended going on 2 centuries ago seem currently relevant so it can be exploited for political purposes.

In addition to appearing in the Oxford Dictionary of African American English, the entries will also be added to the wider word bank of the Oxford English Dictionary, Gates said. …

More than just a collection of words, Gates said, the new dictionary will serve as a record of the ways Black people have molded the English language to protect themselves and also keep a morsel of autonomy in a world that would have them have none.

Everything that isn’t about LGBTism or the global warming hoax is about the sacred oppressedness of blacks — including even the dictionary.

On a tip from Lyle.

May 04 2023

University of Texas Educrats Push Woke Vocabulary

Another word for “Liberalese” is “Orwellian.” When wokesters say one thing, they mean the opposite. For example, when they bark about the need to impose “inclusion,” what they mean is “exclusion.” Excluding those they hate in the name of tolerance transports progressives into a delirious ecstasy of vindictiveness. Some get so carried away that, apparently oblivious to the derisive laughter they inspire, they try to exclude the syllable “men” from the word “women.”

From the University of Texas at the moonbat foothold Austin:

The Office of Financial and Administrative Services at the university lists a glossary of terms on a webpage embedded within its “Diversity Commitment,” denoting them all as “language [that] matters.” Among the terms listed are “Wimmin,” “Womyn” and “Womxn,” which the glossary says are all alternatives to the traditional spelling of the word “Women.”

“Wimmin: A nonstandard spelling of the word ‘women’ used by feminists to avoid the word ending ‘-men,'” the University of Texas glossary of terms lays out.

The point of made-up words like “womxn” is “to get away from patriarchal language,” according to the University of Texas. Not being in favor of using such a foolish neologism is denounced in the harshest terms as “a very white thing.”

Maybe educrats are not oblivious to our laughter after all. The glossary has been deleted from UT’s Financial and Administrative Services website.

On a tip from Franco.

Apr 27 2023

New Permissible Terms for “Boy” and “Girl”

Political correctness does not stand still. Yesterday’s obsequious compliance is today’s thoughtcrime. For example, only recently, it was the height of wokeness to use the phrase “person assigned male at birth” in place of the disfavored word “boy.” However, this term has in turn been deemed offensive. The acceptable term is now “person who produces sperm.”

The word “girl” is also regarded as transphobic. Formerly, we could avoid the righteous wrath of wokescolds by referring to girls as “persons assigned female at birth.” However, a girl is now to be called a “person who produces eggs.” Presumably this applies even to girls who are too young to produce eggs.

Educrats at the Founders Memorial School in Essex Junction, Vermont have spoken:

We will be using the following language with students:

• Person who produces sperm in place of boy, male, and assigned male at birth.

• Person who produces eggs in place of girl, female and assigned female at birth.

The instructions specifically apply to fifth graders. It is important to instill correct language early, so kids don’t grow up speaking English like their politically incorrect ancestors.

Check back soon to see what new absurdly awkward term social engineers have decided we must use. Failing to update your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary may result in cancelation.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and ABC of the ANC.

Apr 03 2023

Words Constituting Microaggressions Proliferate Explosively

Authoritarians require criminals to punish. Thought criminals are in short supply, liberal attempts to generate hatred toward preferred groups through outrageously unjust favoritism (e.g., Affirmative Action, reparations) having largely failed. So they resort to the concept of microaggressions, the list of which must constantly expand.

As usual, universities are at the vanguard of moonbattery. As reported by the New York Post, taxpayer-supported Michigan State University has issued an Inclusive Guide listing words that have been deleted from the Newspeak Dictionary and therefore constitute microaggressions.

Many of the forbidden terms apply to the War on Christmas, which has expanded to Easter. They include: merry, Christmas trees, wreaths, gifts, reindeer, bunnies, eggs (in an Easter context), and chicks.

Other forbidden terms reflect the thin skin of educrats and campus activists: crazy, insane, bonkers, nuts, loony, and lunatic.

“Terrorist” is banned, presumably because it might offend the ghost of Osama bin Laden or Audrey Hale. “Freshmen” and “upperclassmen” are no good, because students must avoid “male-centric and western father-son language.” Meanwhile, “female” made the list because it is a “pejorative term [that] reduces women to their assumed biological anatomy.” The word “America” is banned because it is “American-centric.”

MSU has plenty of company:

Other schools with similar lists include Indiana University at Bloomington, the University of Texas at Austin, Brandeis University and the University of San Francisco.

The disfavored words are not literally banned, but there might be consequences for using them.

It isn’t only students who must live in fear of committing microaggressions. From Easthampton, Massachusetts:

Superintendent finalist Vito Perrone said Friday that the School Committee rescinded its offer to hire him in executive session Thursday night, alleging that the reason was a perceived microaggression contained in an email he sent to the committee chairperson.

The committee had offered him an annual salary of $151,000/year to be an educrat. But then he deviated from permissible vocabulary when he sent an email to committee members Cynthia Kwiecinski and Suzanne Colby in which he referred to them as “ladies.”

Evidently they are not ladies, but moonbats.

According to Perrone, Kwiecinski said that using “ladies” was a microaggression and “the fact that he didn’t know that as an educator was a problem,” he said.

Respect and courtesy can now cost you a cushy job.

No matter how bad they make a situation, liberals can always make it worse still. Inevitably, Big Government will get involved, imposing fines if not prison terms for committing oppression by saying “ladies” or “Christmas tree.”

It is already a crime to call illegal immigrants “illegal immigrants” in New York City.

In France, a woman was just fined $13,000 for calling resident Emmanuel Macron “filth” in a Facebook post. That wasn’t even racist, sexist, or ableist.

Considering how fast forbidden words proliferate, fining them could represent the most promising revenue-raising opportunity for Big Government since carbon offsets — although it is less efficient than the current Democrat practice of simply printing as much money as they want and letting us pick up the tab through inflation.

On tips from Jack D, Barry A, and Wiggins.

Feb 07 2023

Fascism and Liberalism Have Switched Meanings

Fascism used to mean absolute government. “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state,” barked its Founding Father Benito Mussolini. Fools and maniacs advocate absolute government to this day. Because their ideology is based on postmodernism, they hope to achieve it by manipulating language. This is why they call themselves “liberals.” That term previously referred to advocates of individual liberty like Thomas Jefferson, who held views diametrically opposed to those of modern liberals. In the same spirit, authoritarians have redefined “fascism” to mean what “liberalism” used to mean.

A moonbat who demonstrates that she really means it by dropping the F-bomb every few words provides a Newspeak Dictionary update on the definition of “fascism”:

Today’s lecture:

“In terms of economic theory, fascism is the genuine belief that individuals are responsible for their own well-being and welfare.”

Nazis didn’t get the memo:

Adolf Eichmann viewed National Socialism and communism as “quasi-siblings,” explaining in his memoirs that he “inclined towards the left and emphasized socialist aspects every bit as much as nationalist ones.” As late as 1944, Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels publicly celebrated “our socialism,” reminding his war-weary subjects that Germany “alone [has] the best social welfare measures.” Contrast this, he advised, with the Jews, who were the very “incarnation of capitalism.”

But now we know that personal responsibility is bad due to alleged links to white supremacism and Christianity. It is a tool of “colonization.” That’s why the freedom to own property — arguably the foundation of all individual liberty — is fascism, as surely as the desire to impose omnipotent, omnipresent government is liberalism.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Jan 29 2023

Open Thread

It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought...should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. - George Orwell

On a tip from Anonymous.

Jan 28 2023

AP Strikes the Word “The” From Newspeak Dictionary

According to the postmodernist concepts that comprise the foundation of modern liberalism, power is achieved through control of language. That’s why they tell us what words we can use. They started with nouns, proclaiming anodyne terms like “Negro” and “squaw” to be racist. They attacked adjectives, deforming Latino and Latina into Latinx. They demanded that we divorce pronouns from biological reality. Now they have begun to go after articles.

AP Stylebook struck the word “the” from the Newspeak Dictionary with a tweet reading,

“We recommend avoiding general and often dehumanizing ‘the’ labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college-educated. Instead, use wording such as people with mental illnesses. And use these descriptions only when clearly relevant.”

You would think that by declaring the word “the” to be offensive, liberals had reached the last extreme of absurdity. But their capacity for self-parody is without limit.

Now AP is apologizing to the French for referring to “the French” in their denunciation of the word “the”:

The AP official account tweeted Friday morning, “The use of ‘the French’ in this tweet by @AP was inappropriate and has caused unintended offense. An updated tweet is upcoming.”

Imagine trusting these moonbats to tell you what is going on in the world.

Jan 24 2023

“Mummy” Deleted From Newspeak Dictionary

As the Newspeak Dictionary shrinks away to nothing, it becomes ever more difficult for woke social engineers to find words to be offended by on someone else’s behalf. Desperation has reduced them to erasing the word “mummy”:

They say the term is dehumanising to those who died and – of course – an unwelcome throwback to Britain’s colonial past.

The phrase now deemed politically acceptable is ‘mummified person’ or ‘mummified remains’.

The British Museum says it uses the latter phrase to emphasise to visitors that they are looking at people who once lived, while the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle says that it has adopted the new terms for its mummified woman Irtyru, who dates from around 600BC, to acknowledge the history of colonial exploitation and to give her the respect she deserves.

No doubt Irtyru feels much better, now that British museums are making amends for colonial exploitation by not calling her a mummy.

The word “mummy” has been used in English since at least 1615. It takes longer to build a civilization than to destroy one. The same goes for language.

Because the word is derived from the Arabic “mummiya,” use of it is considered cultural appropriation. Ironically, Egyptian culture was largely eradicated by Arabs, which is why Egyptians speak Arabic. But the British are the guilty ones, for discovering tombs that helped us appreciate the greatness of ancient Egypt.

On a tip from R F.

Jan 21 2023

Scientific American Has Newspeak Dictionary Updates

Scientific American is where leftist propaganda imitates parody. Just as the World Economic Forum proclaims that we will be happy owning nothing, Scientific American assures us we like climate radicalism. With its cartoonish racialization of the Damar Hamlin injury, it jumped the shark and can no longer be considered even a kiddy version of a scientific publication. But that doesn’t mean it serves no purpose. It provides climate-related updates to the Newspeak Dictionary so as to help us avoid committing wrongspeak.

Transforming the way we talk about climate change can engage people and build the political will needed to implement policies strong enough to confront the crisis with the urgency required.

Modern leftism is founded upon postmodernism, a central tenet of which is that power is achieved through control of language. To implement this strategy, Scientific American provides a handy graphic listing politically correct terminology regarding the global warming hoax:

A key point to remember is that just as “global warming” became “climate change” to cover for when temperatures go down instead of up, “climate change” is now to give way to “climate disruption,” because too many people understand that the climate has always changed and always will, no matter how much tyranny progressives use it as a pretext to inflict.

Also, never say “natural disasters.” People who cling to wealth and freedom are to blame for all bad weather, so say “human-made disasters” instead. Because this racistly implies that sacred BIPOCs help cause bad weather, it will probably be updated to “Caucasian-made disasters.”

Further orders regarding politically expedient climate vocabulary:

Terms such as “regulate,” “restrict,” “cut,” “control” and “tax” are unpopular, especially among conservatives. Perhaps people would be more likely to support solutions described with words such as “innovation,” “entrepreneurship,” “ingenuity,” “market-based” and “competing in the global clean energy race.” The fact that the first significant U.S. climate policy is called the Inflation Reduction Act is another example of how word choice matters. The name itself helped to gain the crucial support of Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the swing vote. The name may also have made the legislation more appealing to the many Americans who worry about climate change but rank it below inflation and the economy on their list of priorities.

The Orwellian title convinced few that the blowout climate kookery spending bill would reduce inflation instead of making it worse. Scientific American thinks its readers are as dumb as Joe Manchin pretends to be.

On a tip from Steve D.

Jan 11 2023

“Field” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

Fields are where some slaves worked in the early nineteenth century. Consequently, the word “field” has been struck from the Newspeak Dictionary by the University of Southern California:

USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work said the change was critical to support anti-racist social work and inclusivity.

If you want to see how moonbatty moonbattery can get, a school of social work in California would be good place to start.

The department specifically decided to remove the word “field” from its curriculum and replace it with “practicum,” according to the letter, which was dated Jan. 9 and shared to Twitter.

Before long, moonbats will speak a separate dialect, consisting entirely of stilted terms like “practicum.” As it becomes increasingly incomprehensible to normal Americans, it will qualify as a foreign language.

The letter continued: “Language can be powerful, and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘field work’ maybe have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign.”

Belief in the power of language is at the core of the moonbat religion. It is grounded in postmodernism, which explicitly deprecates reality in favor of a contrived pseudo-reality created by language in order to achieve power. This is the reason the Newspeak Dictionary gets shorter each day.

USC says they are joining other universities across the nation in making changes to their institution to “honor and acknowledge inclusion and reject white supremacy, anti-immigrant and anti-blackness ideologies.”

Social work isn’t about social work any more than universities are about learning. Everything controlled by leftists is about ideology.

Eric Utter wonders how far the thought police will take the new ban on the word “field”:

If “field” is verboten, we will have to rename baseball positions and parks. No more “center field” or “Wrigley Field,” etc. Football’s “field goal” will have to give way to a different term. Entire cities must be renamed. So much for “Bakersfield” and “Springfield,” for example. And, sorry Mrs. Fields, but your cookie outlets will have to be rebranded. Hope the cost of doing so isn’t prohibitive, but, racism, you know. The Beatle’s iconic “Strawberry Fields Forever?” Ash heap of history. Maybe “Strawberry Practicum Forever.”

Maybe old uses of the word “field” will be grandfathered in, like the forbidden word in United Negro College Fund.

On tips from Ed McAninch, Mr. Freemarket, Jack D, and Wiggins.

Dec 26 2022

“Female” Declared Offensive as Concept Is Eradicated

The LGBT War on Womanhood has resulted in another update to the Newspeak Dictionary. The same prestigious Cambridge Dictionary that recently redefined the word “woman” into meaninglessness now proclaims that most people find the noun “female” offensive outside scientific writing:

Speaking of science, it may be harnessed to do the bidding of our depraved moonbat overlords. Obliterating the gender binary in accordance with liberal ideology requires more than demasculinizing men and disavowing women. This could suggest the future they have in mind for the human race:

Scientists in Israel have for the first time created male and female stem cells from the same person.

This has been done because of how profoundly men and women differ.

For much of medical history, the male body was the default for investigating illness, biology and drug responses. …

But a growing body of research in recent decades is finding that the differences are far more extensive than we might expect.

That’s why scientists were motivated to fabricate “male and female cells that are genetically identical but for the sex chromosomes.”

The intent is constructive, but the implications could be grotesque, given cultural trends.

Now all we have to do is get rid of the sex chromosomes. Artificial wombs are already on the way.

In utopia, the divorce between sex and procreation will be complete, along with the eradication of male and female.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Marty.

Dec 21 2022

“American” Struck from the Newspeak Dictionary

Despite the damage they have inflicted on American culture, America still stands for everything leftists hate, being a predominantly Christian constitutional republic, moral, healthy, and free. Otherwise, the educrats at Stanford would not have struck the word “American” from the Newspeak Dictionary:

Stanford University released a guide this week on “harmful” language that it wants to remove from its online properties — noting that the term “American” is a no-go.

The language guide, which was published Monday, aims to “eliminate many forms of harmful language, including racist, violent, and biased … language in Stanford websites and code.”

Launched in May, the project, known as the Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI), lists the prohibited terms under 10 categories including racism, homophobia and ableism.

The term “American” is to be replaced with “US citizen.”

“[‘American’] often refers to people from the United States only, thereby insinuating that the US is the most important country in the Americas,” the packet reasons, noting that the region actually includes 42 countries between North and South America.

At the risk of appearing impertinent, someone needs to point out to our alleged intellectual betters that North and South America are continents. Only one country is called America — namely, America. But moonbats would prefer to pretend there is no such nation — only an arbitrary political entity called the “US” that does not represent a specific people.

The liberal intention is to extirpate Americans via cultural genocide. They could not make it more obvious if they tried.

On tips from Wiggins, MrRightWingDave, and Chuck A.

Dec 13 2022

Newspeak Dictionary Redefines “Woman”

Updates to the Newspeak Dictionary do not always take the form of direct deletion of words from our vocabulary. Sometimes words that it is not expedient to erase entirely have the definition changed, so as to facilitate goodthink. Matt Walsh has caused some discomfort among liberals, who have been unable to define “woman” in light of LGBT dogma. But they can define it now:

They didn’t go with “someone who menstruates” or “someone who owns a vulva” because those definitions would have been too close to accurate. The new definition does not erase the word “woman,” but it does erase the concept.

Sorry ladies; you no longer exist. Don’t feel too bad. Men have been erased too:

Biology and the English language have both been offered up as sacrifices to liberals’ Cult of LGBT.

On tips from DCGere and Mr. Freemarket.


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