Category: Newspeak Dictionary

Nov 17 2019

“Red Line” Deemed Offensive

Now that anything even remotely resembling racism against favored racial groups has already been eradicated, each deletion from the Newspeak Dictionary is more ludicrous than the last. On the heels of the word “Sooner” being declared racist in Oklahoma, we learn that the words “red” and “line” must never be placed next to each other, even in the context of mass transit, lest the words trigger persons of politically preferred pigmentation.

From Seattle:

Sound Transit will stop calling its north-south red metro line, the line that will eventually run between Everett and West Seattle, the “Red Line.”

Apparently, according to a press release, people complained to Sound Transit that it sounded like “redlining.” In the past, African-American families were kept out of certain neighborhoods in cities by being denied home loans or insurance. This type of segregation was known as redlining…

The Blue Line, Green Line, Purple Line, and Orange Line can carry on as usual, as they have not yet been designated as racist.

On a tip from DCGere.

Nov 17 2019

Words “Boomer” and “Sooner” Now Offensive

As we approach the ultimate goal of limiting permissible vocabulary to inarticulate whimpers of submission, deletions from the Newspeak Dictionary come fast and furious. The words “boomer” and “sooner” must now be removed because they have been declared offensive to politically sacred American Indians.

From the University of Oklahoma’s OU Daily:

The Undergraduate Student Congress saw legislation authorizing a name change for the Sooner Freshman Council, among other things, in its Nov. 12 meeting.

Student Government Association President Adran Gibbs, who authored the act mandating a name change for the group, said the words “boomer” and “sooner” are inherently offensive to the Native American community.

Gibbs says that OU students are merely “visitors on this land,” which he evidently regards as belonging not to those who settled it, but to Indians. It appears that Indians have the authority to declare which words we are and are not allowed to say on their land.

Native American Taylor Broadbent was called upon to explain why Oklahomans can’t say “boomer” or “sooner” anymore.

Broadbent said the words were originally used to describe settlers in the Land Run of 1889, which facilitated the theft of tribal land.

Presumably the word “settler” will be forbidden soon on the same basis.

They would cut to the chase and just ban anything remotely connected with Western Civilization so as to return the hemisphere to the hand-to-mouth pre-Columbian era of human sacrifice, cannibalism, and savagery, but progressives like to do things progressively.

The act passed with a roll-call vote of 19-8-7.

Yet Taylor Broadbent still isn’t happy. He pouted:

“I was saddened by the amount of ‘noes’ and ‘abstains’ in the voting process.”

This is a classic example of the tactic known as “crybullying.” It is far more effective than the raping, pillaging, and murdering of settlers that took place in days gone by.

On a tip from TheChaoticStorm. Hat tip: Heartland College Sports.

Nov 13 2019

The Two Words That Destroyed Don Cherry

If there is one phrase that must be deleted from your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary before any others, it is “you people.” These two seemingly harmless words ended the career of Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry, as he has confirmed:

“Hockey Night in Canada” analyst Don Cherry said he believes he was fired Monday because of two words he used during his Coach’s Corner segment.

“It’s the two words, ‘You people’ — and you know people are very sensitive like that — that got me,” he said Tuesday night during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Context is required to make the two words lethal:

The popular, outspoken former coach drew criticism for complaining Saturday night that people in Toronto were being disrespectful by not wearing poppies to honor Canada’s fallen military heroes leading up to Remembrance Day. His words were viewed as a criticism of immigrants.

Even implied criticism of the hordes imported to displace the population of North America is forbidden. Criticism in the context of lack of patriotism is doubly forbidden. Speaking the words “you people” in such a context will end the career of even a legend like Don Cherry.

Presenting Cherry’s thought crime:

“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”

What prior generation could have imagined living in a Canada where it would be forbidden to say something like that?

Moonbats must be delighted at Cherry’s downfall. Breitbart gives five reasons why:

1. Cherry Labeled the Canadian Left “Pinkos” and “Kooks”

2. Cherry Called Climate Change Alarmists “Cuckaloos”

3. Unashamed Support for President Donald J. Trump

4. Cherry Tells American Leftists to Stay Out of Canada

5. Unwavering Support for Canada’s Military and Veterans

Click through for details.

A Rebel News petition in support of Cherry can be found here.

For the record, here is video of Don Cherry committing his thought crime in full:

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Bluto, Troy H, and Varla.

Oct 24 2019

“Emotionally Disturbed Persons” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

One reason updates to the Newspeak Dictionary never stop is that soon after a euphemism is imposed, a euphemism is required for the euphemism, which has taken on the meaning of the word it replaced. For example, New York police officers would never be allowed to call lunatics “lunatics”; that would be offensive to lunatics. So they call them EDPs, which stands for “emotionally disturbed persons.” Now they can’t say that either, because EDP has come to mean “lunatic.”

Patrick Lynch of the NYC Police Benevolent Association has been fed to the teeth with the EDP decrees excreted by Bill de Blasio:

Sounds like the situation in NYC will continue deteriorating under moonbat rule.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 14 2019

Word “Triggered” Triggers NY Times Moonbat

According to the primary organ of the Ministry of Truth (i.e., the New York Times), the word “triggered” is a tool of the Alt Right. The word has triggered a moonbat named Joanna Schroeder, who devotes an op ed to warning other parents that their white sons could be led astray by online thought criminals.

Her own sons are not immune…

The first sign was a seemingly innocuous word, used lightheartedly: “triggered.”

As my 11- and 14-year-old sons and their friends talked and bantered — phones in hand, as always — in the back seat of the car, one of them shouted it in response to a meme, and they all laughed uproariously.

I almost lost control of the car. That’s because I know that word — often used to mock people who are hurt or offended by racism as overly sensitive — is a calling card of the alt-right, which the Anti-Defamation League defines as “a segment of the white supremacist movement consisting of a loose network of racists and anti-Semites who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of politics that embrace implicit or explicit racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.” People associated with this group are known for trolling those who disagree with them, and calling critics “triggered” is a favorite tactic.

If she is going to take the ADL’s barking seriously, she had better also be on the lookout for her kids making the okay sign.

The piece goes on to reveal that PragerU “is not an accredited university but a propaganda machine that introduces viewers to extremist views via video.” No wonder YouTube and Facebook give PragerU such a hard time.

In actuality, PragerU videos provide commonsense arguments in favor of a moderate conservative viewpoint. Having watched dozens of them, I have never seen anything controversial or even remotely representative of the Alt Right.

Speaking of innocuous moderates, Jordan Peterson is denounced as a gateway drug leading to thoughtcrime, “whose conservative perspectives on feminism and gender are very popular among young men and often are a path to more extreme content and ideologies.” He is said to be a member of the sinister “intellectual dark web.”

The author is also triggered by the term “snowflake,” which she describes like this:

An insult embraced by moderate conservatives and the alt-right alike, it’s used to dismiss people who complain about racism, sexism or homophobia as laughably delicate.

For example, a snowflake is someone who might be triggered by the word “triggered” into almost crashing her car.

On a tip from robbanks. Hat tip: VDare.

Oct 12 2019

NYC Department of Correction Bans Word “Perp”

Inner Party members are encouraged to update their copies of the Newspeak Dictionary at once. The word “perp” to describe those incarcerated for perpetrating crimes has been found to be insensitive to criminals and is therefore banned in New York:

As the City Council weighs new legislation to guarantee more “humane” living accommodations for inmates — including calling them by their preferred pronouns — the Department of Correction has quietly revamped its rules for identifying inmates to make it more prisoner-friendly…

In order to display the politically correct degree of obsequiousness, inmates must be referred to as “individuals” or “persons.”

“It’s BS that you can’t call them ‘perps’,” griped a DOC source after reviewing the order. “All part of [Mayor Bill] de Blasio’s plan to coddle criminals. Inmates get treated better than us [correction officers]. We used to call them bodies or packages.

“Now if you say on the radio you have five persons, does that mean inmates, visitors, construction workers, counselors, etc. It is confusing.”

Mission accomplished. The intent of Newspeak Dictionary revisions is to further restrict our ability to express incorrect thoughts.

To distinguish between criminals and the law-abiding is to make a distinction that will not exist in utopia. It could serve to confer stigma. We are all the same, except thought criminals, who are bad. Vocabulary that allows us to distinguish between people who are the same is unnecessary wrongthink.

On a tip from seaoh.

Sep 28 2019

Illegal to Call an Illegal Alien an “Illegal Alien” in NYC

New York City has an update for the Newspeak Dictionary that is more than a suggestion. It is literally illegal now to call an illegal alien an “illegal alien” in this surreal moonbat dystopia.

Via the New York Post:

It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.

Whether something is “motivated by hate” will remain subjective until Big Government has the technology to read our minds. In practice, this provision means authorities will prosecute you for it if they don’t like your attitude. This is the purest essence of a thought crime — the sort of crime that would be inconceivable in a free society.

The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

As Canadians can tell you, tyrannical repression as an end in itself finds its purest expression in human rights commissions.

“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

Of course illegal aliens are the “other,” to use the terminology of Ivory Tower moonbats. That’s why the Cultural Marxist authorities side with them against us, forcing us to turn our country over to them, to pay for their healthcare, to provide them will all manner of services and benefits, to throw our laws and our national integrity out the window on their behalf, and even to sacrifice the core principle of free speech lest they be offended.

Meanwhile, actual crimes like drug use, prostitution, public defecation, turnstile jumping, et cetera are deliberately ignored, and the streets are unsafe for law-abiding citizens. NYC features what they call “anarchotyranny” — the worst of both worlds situation where you have the disadvantages of both too much government and no government at all.

On tips from Sean C, Varla, Dragon’s Lair, and Stormfax.

Sep 24 2019

Why We Must Say “Living With Obesity”

Cultural Marxism requires that ever more outliers be identified or created so that they can be anointed as oppressed and played off against the hated core population. This in turn requires frequent updates to the Newspeak Dictionary. For example, it is no longer permissible to refer to the morbidly overweight as obese. They are people “living with obesity.”

The idea is the same as for the word “homeless.” The officially sanctioned term implies that people have no responsibility, their situation having been inflicted on them. They are victims.

Where you have victims, it is easy to find alleged victimizers. That would be the core population of normal people, who put up hurtful ads featuring shapely women in bikinis. In London, such ads have been banned.

The British Psychological Society makes the focus on personal unaccountability explicit:

Their new report calls for changes in the language used to describe weight, saying that obesity should not be seen as a choice nor a reflection of weak willpower. …

“It is important to avoid language and explanations that locate the ‘problem’ of obesity within individuals. Whilst obesity is caused by behaviour, those behaviours do not always involve ‘choice’ or ‘personal responsibility.’ What individuals eat and how much physical activity they do is largely determined by their genes, psychological factors and their social environment,” they conclude.

You are a helpless pawn of oppressive forces. Even how much you eat and whether you exercise are determined by factors beyond your control. But don’t worry; the authorities will help you so long as you do as they say.

The authors urged the Government to tackle the problem of obesity in the same way it did smoking, by introducing policies that made it easier for people to change their habits, instead of putting the focus on individual efforts.

It is never about the individual. It is always about coercion.

Making “fat shaming” a thought crime will not help people lose weight, which is often the best thing they can do to improve their health.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 23 2019

Word Traps of the Newspeak Dictionary

As Dave Chappelle and Walter Mosley have learned, not even preferred pigmentation can protect you from the thought police if you step into word traps by violating the linguistic decrees issued in the Newspeak Dictionary. These dictates tend to be arbitrary to the point of absurdity. In the video below, Dave Morrison notes that we are encouraged to say “person of color” yet strictly forbidden to say “colored person”:

If the word police can pull this off, they can force us to say anything — and that is exactly what they intend to do.

This is an objective of every revision of the Newspeak Dictionary. We give obeisance to their ideology each time we avoid a word we used to use.

As George Orwell explained, by restricting our language, they restrict our thoughts.

Social engineers are also able to alter thoughts by altering vocabulary. Consider the difference between the sanctioned “homeless” and the deprecated “bum.” The two words put the same subject in starkly different perspectives. The same applies to “pro-choice” and “pro-abortion.”

On tips from KirklesWorth and Lyle.

Sep 05 2019

San Francisco: NRA Is a Terrorist Organization

A crucial front in the Cold Civil War is the siege of language. Words leftists don’t like are forbidden, as the Newspeak Dictionary steadily shrinks. Words they have a use for are repurposed. For example, “liberal” used to refer to proliberty countermoonbats like Thomas Jefferson. Now it refers to antiliberty maniacs like Michael Moore. Another example is the word “terrorist,” which on the Left can be defined as “that which leftists are committed to destroying.” This means that the NRA is a terrorist organization.

Via SF Gate:

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terrorist organization.

The NRA did not bomb the Pentagon like Barack Obama mentor Bill Ayers and friends. It did not fly airliners full of innocent people into office towers full of more innocent people like the Muslims championed by progressives. Its “terrorism” consists of lawfully defending a key component of the US Constitution.

The irresponsible resolution passed unanimously. San Francisco’s lunatic leaders urge other cities, states, and even the federal government to follow suit. If Bernie Sanders would promise to throw energy executives in prison for keeping the lights on, why shouldn’t other “liberals” do the same to those who defend our fundamental rights?

The NRA responds, via KTVU:

“This ludicrous stunt by the Board of Supervisors is an effort to distract from the real problems facing San Francisco, such as rampant homelessness, drug abuse and skyrocketing petty crime, to name a few. The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans.”

Freedom-loving Americans constitute one minority that does not qualify for special privileges.

As its elected rulers strike authoritarian poses, San Francisco continues to swirl down the drain.

On tips from Stormfax, Dragon’s Lair, Bluto, and ABC of the ANC.

Aug 23 2019

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Revises Newspeak Dictionary

At least in 1984, party apparatchiks streamlined the language. Recent revisions to the Newspeak Dictionary by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are anything but streamlined. But then, Shakespeare did say that “brevity is the soul of wit” — and as we know, moonbattery is the soul of witlessness.

The San Francisco Comical describes the new “person first” language guidelines adopted by the board:

Going forward, what was once called a convicted felon or an offender released from jail will be a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “justice-involved” person or simply a “returning resident.”

A parolee or someone on criminal probation will be referred to as a “person under supervision.”

A juvenile “delinquent” will become a “young person with justice system involvement,” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.”

And drug addicts or substance abusers will become “a person with a history of substance use.”

The idea is to destigmatize criminals, so that they will not be “forever labeled.”

According to the board’s language resolution, words that acknowledge the criminality of criminals “only serve to obstruct and separate people from society and make the institutionalization of racism and supremacy appear normal.”

At the current rate of deterioration into sheer lunacy, it won’t be long before “felon” goes from “returning resident” to “angelic victim of racist injustice.”

In their resolution, the Supervisors go on to lament that

“Inaccurate information, unfounded assumptions, generalizations and other negative predispositions associated with justice-involved individuals create societal stigmas, attitudinal barriers and continued negative stereotypes.”

Social engineers must be delighted that medical technology may provide a cure for people who have negative stereotypes of criminals.

What language to use for the victims of criminals? Applying the new terminology, here’s how you could refer to someone whose car was stolen by a paroled junky:

“A person who has come in contact with a returning resident who was involved with the justice system and who is currently under supervision with a history of substance use.”

On tips from Chuck A, Jack Bauer, KirklesWorth, and Pierre.

Jul 28 2019

Muslim Okay, Christian Forbidden as Google Keyword

Google is so powerful that it can make updates to the Newspeak Dictionary. “Muslim” is confirmed as an acceptable advertising keyword. “Christian” as a Google keyword is forbidden. One America News reports:

No good deed goes unpunished at Google, as Mighty Oaks demonstrates.

That Google allows “Muslim” but forbids “Christian” reflects the Left’s Cultural Marxist strategy. Islam is alien and hostile; it gets a pass. Christianity is a core component of Western heritage going back 2,000 years; it is banned. Google could not make its fundamental hostility to American civilization more obvious if it tried.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 22 2019

Berkeley Language Purge

Berkeley was the original home of the free speech movement back in the 1960s. But now that the Left is the establishment, it leads in the opposite direction, curtailing thought by restricting language.

The city’s most recent updates to the Newspeak Dictionary cross the line into self-parody. Berkeley’s moonbat rulers voted unanimously last week to abolish dozens of terms that are insufficiently gender-neutral and therefore sexist and/or transphobic.

Familiar language is to be replaced with awkward Newspeak: “maintenance hole” for “manhole,” “human-made” for “manmade,” “collegiate Greek system residences” for fraternities and sororities.

Not even pronouns escape the language purge:

[M]asculine and feminine pronouns like “she,” ”her,” ”he” and “him” will be replaced by “they” and “them,” according to the measure approved Tuesday by the City Council.

Third-person singular pronouns are now regarded as a thought crime.

On tips from Chuck A and Steve T.

May 06 2019

Revision to X-Rated Newspeak Dictionary

Angel Hernandez is in the news again. When last we encountered him, he was squawking that it is racism that has impeded his career advancement, rather than his reputation as one of the worst umpires in Major League Baseball. Now he plays a roll in revising the X-rated version of the Newspeak Dictionary:

Major League Baseball has disciplined Houston Astros outfielder George Springer for directing foul language — that many consider homophobic — at umpire Angel Hernandez.

During an April 23 game against the Minnesota Twins, Springer was called out on strikes by Hernandez. After the incident, cameras caught Springer calling Hernandez a “f—— c———.”

The F-bomb is okay, but you can no longer call incompetent umpires c***s***ers, because that would imply that there is something wrong with being a c***s***er — which is a thought crime.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 03 2019

Appalling New Edition of Newspeak Dictionary

Using Orwell’s 1984 not as a warning but as an instruction manual, progressives have attempted to control public debate and thought itself by controlling language. Academia continues to develop a version of Newspeak for this purpose.

This has resulted in perfectly innocuous terms being banned as “racist,” so that we are compelled to demonstrate obeisance to liberal ideology by using preferred terms instead. George Orwell fans will recall that Newspeak linguist Syme took delight in limiting thought by limiting permissible vocabulary. As Syme gushed,

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

The thought police at Amherst College (tuition: $56,426) take it farther. They dictate what we must think words mean, imposing their malignant ideology through vocabulary definitions. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has issued a 40-page Common Language Guide, available here. Through the definitions, we learn that even the concept of equality is now insufficiently politically correct:

EQUALITY Treating everyone exactly the same. An equality emphasis often ignores historical and structural factors that benefit some social groups/communities and harm other social groups/communities.

All the animals on the farm are equal. But “oppressed” animals are a lot more equal than you, so bow and show reverence.

Assimilation is also bad:

ASSIMILATION Distancing or dropping of one’s culture, language, values, politics and/or traditions in order to advance and seek to assume the culture and characteristics of the dominant group. This often happens as a response to forms of oppression including but not limited to: xenophobia, racism, cisheteronormativity and religious oppression, among other types of oppression.

Ever wonder why moonbats who bark about “inclusion” go out their way to exclude whites, men, Christians, the sexually nonaberrant, and regular Americans in general? The answer can be found in Amherst’s definition:

INCLUSION An intentional effort to transform the status quo by creating opportunity for those who have been historically marginalized.

If you aren’t lucky enough to be “marginalized,” then no inclusion for you.

Interestingly, the definition of power is a list starting with this:

1. The ability to name or define.

The radical left is very much aware that it is exercising its power over us by naming and defining.

The entire document would raise the hair on the back of Orwell’s neck. Cultural Marxism is a truly sick ideology. Those who have been imposing it will not rest until it deforms every thought in our heads.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Power Line.

Feb 20 2019

“Mother” and “Father” Struck from French Newspeak Dictionary

As France decomposes, the moonbattery that killed it flourishes like mold on a corpse. For the sake of promoting the normalization of sexual depravity, the words “mother” and “father” have been declared discriminatory and struck from the Newspeak Dictionary. These forbidden words have been banished from the education system’s official paperwork.

Parents are now left to fight over who gets to be Parent 1 and who has to settle for Parent 2. Presumably Parents 3 through infinity will also be allowed in order to pander to polygamous Muslims.

This is not a joke:

“This amendment aims to root in law children’s family diversity in administrative forms submitted in school”, said Valérie Petit, MP for the REM party of President Emmanuel Macron.

“Family diversity” means that homosexuals who acquire little boys are as much a family as a family. Anyone who disputes this is a hater and will be silenced. See here, here, here, here, and here for the predictable consequences of this sick lunacy.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

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