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(04-30-2013 11:53 PM)kbell Wrote:  Phobia which is normally a rather nasty psychological fear of something. To the point it effects everyday life. Like claustrophobia (fear of tight places) where a person would go out of their way to avoid being in enclosed tight spaces.

Its now used as a political term to bash opposing view points. The people throwing out these terms are also not psychologist as well.

Homophobic
Islamophobic

Those are the more popular ones I can think of. Granted they use an ic rather than ia at the end of the word.

Back in colonial times, the Federalists (the ones who wanted to make our current government, rather than use the shitty Articles of Confederation) were the ones who pegged their opponents as the Anti-Federalists. My professor told me the other day that that was one of the bigger reasons why the Federalists won in the end.

It makes sense if you think about it. Once you put a negative spin on something and it sticks, people don't want to associate with it. No one wants to be anti-anything or anything-phobic, it makes them sound like a bitch.

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"Friend"

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(04-29-2013 11:39 PM)WesternCancer Wrote:  
(04-29-2013 11:25 PM)InternationPlayboy Wrote:  This thread is relevant to the book I'm reading 1984. They talk about big brother trying and cutting down the vocabulary to very few words in that book.

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faulty premise. while lots of words are being misused or used differently than before its not the "destruction" of language because language is never "complete" a words meaning is defined by the masses. italian was tje equivalent of latin ebonics back in the day. until dante wrote the divine comedy. now shitty, poor person latin is a bona fide language, italian. its not as if our english is less complete than shakespeares (both are considered modern english, billy shakes was NOT old english), nor is shakespeares english less complete than chaucers. a language never "finishes" evolving
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"the exception that proves the rule"
99% of people who use that phrase have no clue as to what it means, and if Francis Bacon was alive to see them rolling their eyes and spouting it, he would beat them to death with a frozen chicken for ignoring logic and common sense

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(04-30-2013 11:53 PM)kbell Wrote:  Phobia which is normally a rather nasty psychological fear of something. To the point it effects everyday life. Like claustrophobia (fear of tight places) where a person would go out of their way to avoid being in enclosed tight spaces.

Its now used as a political term to bash opposing view points. The people throwing out these terms are also not psychologist as well.

Homophobic
Islamophobic

Those are the more popular ones I can think of. Granted they use an ic rather than ia at the end of the word.

Some dude on twitter has been moaning about Islamophobia, and I pointed out to him that "There's nothing irrational about holding a negative view of a religion that murders people over drawings. Phobia = irrational"

Anyway, that's a debate for another day.

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(04-29-2013 10:24 PM)kbell Wrote:  Here are a few abused words that are not used correctly.

Epic
Trifling
Whatever
Like
Really
Hope
Change
Justice
Misogyny
Racist
Gay
Faggot

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"Friend" has to be the most diluted and deconstructed word today. It takes the place of acquaintenance, coworker, relative, classmate, roommate, fuck buddy, person you hate, person you want to know, person you barely know, beta orbiter, etc. Not to mention that the word endures lies of people who you lie about being friends with.

Feminism is partly to blame, since women dilute language on a regular basis to protect the sisterhood. Technology is partly to blame because everyone enumerates and quantifies their relationships.

I hate the very concept of the word. It would be much better if all relationships were in the context of actions. Wingman, teammate, coworker, coffee buddies, etc.
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One that 'interests' me is one you Yanks do...I first noticed it from reading Bang.

It's the whole "Get a couple drinks", when what we'd say is "Get a couple of drinks". Of course this applies with a couple of anything.

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(04-30-2013 11:53 PM)kbell Wrote:  Phobia which is normally a rather nasty psychological fear of something. To the point it effects everyday life. Like claustrophobia (fear of tight places) where a person would go out of their way to avoid being in enclosed tight spaces.

Its now used as a political term to bash opposing view points. The people throwing out these terms are also not psychologist as well.

Homophobic
Islamophobic

Those are the more popular ones I can think of. Granted they use an ic rather than ia at the end of the word.

I once saw a doc on TV about a woman who was arachnophobic (scared of spiders) Whenever she went out of the house she wore a sort of mask and took at least half an hour to duck tape all openings on her clothes shut such as her sleeves, trouser etc etc.

Now that's a phobia!

Never saw anyone covering up that much to avoid gays or muslims. It's a political correct term indeed.

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(04-29-2013 11:37 PM)LibertarianBootyHunter Wrote:  Great thread brahs !

- " I knooooow right ? " white & asian girl thing mostly.

- I could care less instead of I couldn't care less

- " Well , that is your opinion "... of course it is my opinion ! You are talking to me.

- This front desk woman wouldn't let me into my Gym because I forgot my membership card but has seen me at least 10 times ! When i confronted her about it she said " It is what it is". Wooow bitch ... very profound !

- The word Amazing ! Went to Starbucks with my sister and ordered her some fancy $6 shit i don't know how to pronounce. She tasted it ... then handed over the cup and said " taste it , it's pretty Amazing".

- "I'm like" instead of "I said"
- " That's a no brainer"
- Baby Daddy , Baby Mama ... just horrible
-Cool beans ... why beans ? Why not steak or bacon or sushi ?
- You go girl ... dealbreaker for me
- Foodie ... (Mostly a hipster thing).
- Free Gift ... Of course it is free, it's a gift !
- BBW ... ugly and fat


Worst of all

- YES WE CAN

I have to defend baby mama/baby daddy. They express meaning no other phrase expresses as concisely. Ex-wife/ex-husband? No, they weren't married. Ex-girlfriend/ex-boyfriend? Can't assume that. Often the only real relationship is girl I happened to knock up while fucking around/guy who knocked me up. There's literally no relationship except man/woman who is the father/mother of my child.

I.e., baby mama/baby daddy.
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(04-29-2013 11:13 PM)kbell Wrote:  Is the destruction of language deliberate? And if so why?

Yes. This topic is very serious.

Our language is our programming, it is how we communicate with others. We are conditioned at a young age to associate emotions with certain words. Orwell saw what was going on and you guys are perceptive to pick up on it. This is going on at a feverish pace within our society.

As one example, how do you justify the destruction of a man for normal heterosexual behavior? You redefine rape as a man spontaneously touching a woman (perhaps a pat on the back?), and in the future, expand this to include verbally offending them.

When people hear the world rape, they think of a violent, painful, and emotionally torturous scenario. The people who hear the accusations associate the negative emotions with the accused. It is automatic and visceral, it is not rational.

A clean and clear language is necessary for society to function and communicate effectively. Muddling it sews confusion and allows for the slow boil of changing the meaning of words and behavior of people over time.

As for why, the agenda can be seen by what words are being changed, and what emotions they are trying to evoke.

Example of negative associations:
- Rape/sexual harassment: Now expanded to include behavior that in the past was considered benign for a guy trying to get laid
- Abuse: Now expanded to include a guy not letting his wife spend their last $100 on shoes and makeup
- Homophobic: Created to discredit anyone who doesn't want to see in their face half naked leather clad men acting out depraved acts.
- Anti-semetic: Created to discredit anyone who criticizes Israeli foreign policy

Examples of positive associations:
- Marriage: Instead of the prisoner dilemma. Bait and switch. A preemptively void contract that entails no legal protections, and greater legal liability. Not what people think when they hear the word. Marriage No longer exists.
- Immigration reform: not invasion
- Refugeess: not economic migrants

Additionally, in general, hard sounds also add to the negative word assocaition. Letter's like 'k', 't' sound harsh, while softer sounds like 's', 'l', 'm' sound gentle. Socialism sounds gentler on the ears compared to Communist, though they essentially describe the same political system.

Words can be used as weapon. Their manipulation heralds the arrival of a Trojan horse or false hysteria. All we can do to stop the rot is to call a spade a spade, and to use the tools of those who seek to confuse against them.

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(01-28-2016 08:42 AM)thoughtgypsy Wrote:  
(04-29-2013 11:13 PM)kbell Wrote:  Is the destruction of language deliberate? And if so why?

Yes. This topic is very serious.

Our language is our programming, it is how we communicate with others. We are conditioned at a young age to associate emotions with certain words. Orwell saw what was going on and you guys are perceptive to pick up on it. This is going on at a feverish pace within our society.

A clean and clear language is necessary for society to function and communicate effectively. Muddling it sews confusion and allows for the slow boil of changing the meaning of words and behavior of people over time.

As for why, the agenda can be seen by what words are being changed, and what emotions they are trying to evoke.

Example of negative associations:
- Rape/sexual harassment: Now expanded to include behavior that in the past was considered benign for a guy trying to get laid
- Abuse: Now expanded to include a guy not letting his wife spend their last $100 on shoes and makeup
- Homophobic: Created to discredit anyone who doesn't want to see in their face half naked leather clad men acting out depraved acts.
- Anti-semetic: Created to discredit anyone who criticizes Israeli foreign policy

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/0...urple.html


"The fine folks who run the school system in Lincoln, Neb., are on a campaign to make their classrooms gender-inclusive. And that means teachers will no longer refer to boys and girls … as boys and girls.

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” reads a handout from the Lincoln Public Schools that was given to teachers.

The handout was part of an effort to educate teachers and administrators about transgender issues, educators told the Lincoln Journal Star.

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“The agenda we’re promoting is to help all kids succeed,” Brenda Leggiardo the district's coordinator of social workers and counselors told the newspaper. “We have kids who come to us with a whole variety of circumstances, and we need to equitably serve all kids.”

So instead of asking boys and girls to line up as boys or girls, teachers have been encouraged to segregate the children by whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, or whether they like milk or juice.

“Always ask yourself, ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the handout stated.

The handout, provided by Gender Spectrum, a website which "provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages" does not explain what to do if all of the children like juice or skateboards. But it does suggest teachers “create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet at the rug.”

Purple penguins?

The Nebraska Watchdog website published copies of the handouts, titled, “12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness…”
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One of the clearest proofs on what's happening with the english language nowadays:

Correct grammar is considered a "racist microagression":

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I really hate the expression ''I'ma' instead of 'I'm gonna' which is short for 'I'm going to'. Ugh.

I think I've only heard girls say it, normally American.
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(05-03-2016 07:53 AM)RedPillUK Wrote:  I really hate the expression ''I'ma' instead of 'I'm gonna' which is short for 'I'm going to'. Ugh.

I think I've only heard girls say it, normally American.

Yeah, like saying "gonna" takes too much time. Your contraction is oppressing me. I'ma freedom.

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George Carlin had a great bit on this topic way back. I can't seem to locate the video but some bits and pieces I remember:

- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - replaced "shell shock" and sounds completely sanitized

- Senior Citizens - old people

- Physically Challenged, Handicapped - cripples. Even the Bible refers to these people as cripples, yet the PC police went out of its way to make sure we can't say it. Try calling a guy in a wheelchair a "cripple" and see the reactions.

-Mentally Challenged - retarded. Maybe the mackdaddy of them all. People lose their shit if you refer to a Down Syndrome individual as "retarded" despite it being the correct medical term for the condition.

- Faith-Based Organization - religious group.

- Touch base - meaning to get in touch with someone. Sounds nonsensical.

Carlin's main point was that simple, honest language was being slowly replaced with this euphemistic garbage. It's gotten much worse now, obviously.
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There's an ROK article related to this but I can't find it. It describes how the Turkish language has been dumbed down in the modern era. There are fewer words commonly used to describe similar but not same concepts. The result of this is that Turkish people are limited in the capacity for complex thought by the narrowness of the language they have available to describe their world.

Edit: Found it.
http://www.returnofkings.com/57836/how-l...-narrative
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Anyone who speaks of 'Equality' is an enemy of freedom of thought, speech and expression. More than any other word, Equality has been the most perverted and destructive concept in all of human history. No one has ever or will ever be equal, least of all men and women.

Other parroted words in the radical left's vernacular (that haven't been mentioned):
Solidarity
Agency
Devisive
Loaded

Suey Park is one of the most indoctrinated pseudo intellectuals that millenial feminism has produced. A quick viewing of any of her videos will introduce you not only to language degradation but also to reverse racism, reverse sexism, playing the victim, etc. Basically she hits all the angry made up feminist talking points as many times as she can. The above words are just short cuts feminists use to avoid having to clearly articulate their positions (because having to do so would expose their arguments as emotional drabble). Thus they throw these words around in casual speech so that any uninitiated joe will feel uninformed when they hear it and are more likely to lend credibility because, you know, "if it's over my head it's probably important."

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(05-03-2016 05:01 PM)NomadofEU Wrote:  Anyone who speaks of 'Equality' is an enemy of freedom of thought, speech and expression. More than any other word, Equality has been the most perverted and destructive concept in all of human history. No one has ever or will ever be equal, least of all men and women.

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