NPR : 'Talking Right': Why the Left Is Losing, Linguistically

Listen to the podcast at NPR.  For me this underlines how the meaning of words are changed by their usage.

So watch what you say, you are changing the language !

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  1. leftrightism
  2. language
  3. black-whiteism

Comments


Seth says
M 2006-07-07 17:31:10 3873
I think that the left did this all by themselves 
source: ... "How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show."

Shucks i was going to make a callage of that and see if anyone could guess what it was .. oh well.   Actually this was a political ad campaign by the right attempting to steriotype  liberals ...  Numberg though it was brilliant ... here listen ...

i think its funny but it sucks when it comes to valid political dialogue.  But then there is no such thing as valid political dialogue when we are trying to paint each other with blue and red stripes .

Mark de LA says
I think that the left did this all by themselves 
source: ... "How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show."
...
The left thinks that everytime you point out what they really are it's an attack


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