Memeing

About: memetracker: tracking news phrases over the web (2008)

Political correctness, popular culture & memeing produces some phrases & words which I wish would disappear:
  1. level playing field
  2. it's not about
  3. on the backs of the poor
  4. moving forward
  5. rebuilding infrastructure
  6. at the end of the day

http://www.newswriting.com/groaners.htm ... interesting!

http://rightwingnews.com/john-hawkins/how-to-speak-liberal/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-bines/republican-dictionary_b_1028841.html

Actually, google news phrases yields enough to build a dictionary - worth a few hours of amusement.

... & the point?  In my list above the deframing phrase "it's not about" bugs me a lot. Whoever says that is trying to tell his audience that their concerns are invalid & that his are the real concerns.  In a nutshell #2 is just deframing or contradiction.  A second point is that without some form of consciousness these phrases act upon the listener as memes & hypnotic trance words which suspend critical evaluation of what the speaker/writer is saying.

Tags

  1. memeing
  2. political correctness
  3. pc
  4. catch phrases

Comments


Mark de LA says
More examples of memeing: (imho - of course!)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/peck-pope-would-pick_609292.html


Mark de LA says
In Europe it's the MM

Mark de LA says
MR 2011-11-24 09:49:41 15637
Worth studying a paper on meme tracking: http://memetracker.org/quotes-kdd09.pdf


In particular, we observe a typical lag of 2.5 hours
between the peaks of attention to a phrase in the news media and
in blogs respectively, with divergent behavior around the overall
peak and a “heartbeat”-like pattern in the handoff between news
and blogs.
...

Mark de LA says
How phony some magazines slant: http://bit.ly/vJyxo1

time
... more at the daily KOS.

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