The Liberals War On The Dictionary
A while back, I wrote an article about same sex marriage, in it I talked about Marriage as being defined between a man and a woman for over two-thousand years and how Liberals wanted to change that definition. I also said that Liberals might one day take it upon themselves to just go through the dictionary and start changing the definitions of words they believe need to be changed. Well it seems my vision has come true.
In a recent news story, a 15-year-old student formally requested Apple remove a definition of the word ‘gay’ from the dictionary feature on its devices after she looked up the word on her MacBook for a history essay on gay rights, and it looks like the company has complied.
/geɪ/ Show Spelled [gey] Show IPA
adjective, gay·er, gay·est.
1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex; homosexual: a gay couple.
2. of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.
3. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. Synonyms: cheerful, gleeful, happy, glad, cheery, lighthearted, joyous, joyful, jovial; sunny, lively, vivacious, sparkling; chipper, playful, jaunty, sprightly, blithe. Antonyms: serious, grave, solemn, joyless; staid, sedate; unhappy, morose, grim; sad, depressed, melancholy.
4. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments. Synonyms: colorful, brilliant, vivid, intense, lustrous; glittering, theatrical, flamboyant. Antonyms: dull, drab, somber, lackluster; conservative.
5. Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. awkward, stupid, or bad; lame: This game is really gay.
Which one do you think she was upset with? Well, if you said number 5 you were correct.
Suggesting that particular definition applies to the slang usage of the word, which, like it or not, is part of the culture today. One has to wonder if honoring one such request opens a Pandora’s box for anyone and everyone who disagrees with the way a word is defined to demand the dictionary be modified. Where do you draw the line? Glenn Beck said on his radio show.
I agree with Glenn, where does it end, where do you draw the line? Political correctness has gone way too far, does anyone remember the First Amendment? It started with banning words, we now have to say N word or C word or L word, even though people know what the word is, they can’t say it.
Now they are banning definitions, next they will be banning the words themselves, eradicating them from the dictionary all together. Well, you know what comes after that, don’t you? That’s right, banning books that they think are inappropriate. Well, you can laugh and say that will never happen, but ten years ago, would you have thought that they would ever start banning definitions from the dictionary?
Liberal Progressives are a danger to this country, their views and policies are the only ones that matter to them. Most people are afraid to stand-up to them in fear they will be called haters, bigots, racists, sexists, homophobes or anything else that will shut you up.
Traditional America is eroding away little by little and soon it will be only a memory. Margret Mitchell said it best; Traditional America will soon be “Gone With The Wind”
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No one is interested in banning books, and one of the ways you can tell is that you referenced Gone With the Wind, which, among other things, is a love letter to the KKK. This kid is interested in taking ownership of a word so that it cannot be used to hurt. Why does anyone have to feel threatened by that? It is not as if the word ceases to exist now, and that idiots will stop using that word as a way to make themselves feel superior to others. What this young woman has done is asked that a company not promote that usage.
A love letter to the KKK, you need to check yourself in for some help.
Chris, this guy Jon is your typical Lib. You can tell with his comment about Gone with the wind that if he could, he would be the first in line to ban it from schools and libraries.
These Liberals see race in everything.
Have you actually read Gone With the Wind, or just seen the movie? Almost all of the male characters who were sympathetic were members of the KKK. Did I say I wanted it banned? No. I don’t want any books banned. You are the one who insisted book banning be part of this scenario.
I went to school when we had to read books, yes I read it. I agree with Chris, First you Libs are banning words, now you are banning definitions, it is only logical your next step would be banning books. You say you are not for it now, but if it becomes P.C. guys like you will be first in line with a book of matches.
@Jon… you don’t now your American History very well.
“On April 21, 1954, Dr. Frederic Wertham strode into the U.S. Senate hearing room in a white lab coat, a symbol of the same authority he wielded while writing Seduction of the Innocent, his condemnation of the comics industry, especially the horror genre, as corrupting America’s youth. The Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, led by Senator Estes Kefauver fresh from his victory over organized crime, put comics on trial, which Trombetta explains became more of a show trial. It was a foregone conclusion that comics would never be the same again. An entire industry of horror comics disappeared literally overnight. Words such as “horror” and “terror” were banned by the new code, and even “crime” faced heavy restrictions. “It was, in true Orwellian fashion,” Trombetta writes, “as if the government thought bad things would vanish if they couldn’t be read or thought about.” Of course, people continued to think about these “bad things,” but in a new “government approved way.”
Scare Tactics: Banned Horror Comics of the 1950s