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English vs. Leftish

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 22:54 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

If you’re fortunate enough (and smart enough) to be multi-lingual, you know how useful it is to be able to understand and even converse with people who don’t speak your native tongue. In this age of political insanity, it is especially useful to know a language spoken by those on the left end of the political spectrum. I call that language, which uses actual English words but gives them entirely different meanings, Leftish.

Leftish has its roots in the propaganda long used by people of all political persuasions. But it did not begin to form as a separate language until the 1960s, when leftists began losing their minds. That was the decade when they said that Barry Goldwater would start World War III and U.S. soldiers killed Vietnamese babies. The language developed further in the 1980s with dire warnings that Ronald Reagan, if (re-)elected President, would start World War III (yes, they were already running out of ideas and yes, some still thing he almost did). Fast forward to the 2000s, when the next generation of the loony left declared that George W. Bush was Hitler. Most recently, they insist that Donald Trump is Hitler and everyone who doesn’t #resist him is a racist and a fascist and a Nazi. But enough about the history of Leftish.

For your edification, you will find herewith a sampling of actual entries from the very first edition of The Den Mother’s New Collegiate English-Leftist Dictionary (with a hat tip to Merriam-Webster for English definitions).

Word English Leftish
choice noun : a range of things that can be chosen noun : abortion
democracy noun : government by the people; especially rule of the majority noun : government by leftists, regardless of who constitutes the majority
fascist noun : one advocating strong autocratic or dictatorial control noun : anyone a leftist doesn’t like : synonym of Nazi
hate transitive verb : to feel extreme enmity toward : to regard with active hostility intransitive verb : to disagree with a leftist
immigrant noun : a person who comes to a country to live there noun : a person who comes to a country illegally to live there
journalism noun : the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media noun : the process of deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on leftists*
justice noun : the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals noun : the process or result of doing whatever leftists want
morality noun : beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior noun : something you can’t legislate, unless it involves

beliefs that leftists agree with

Nazi noun : an evil person who wants to use power to control and harm other people especally because of their race, religion, etc. noun : anyone a leftist doesn’t like : synonym of fascist
qualified adjective : having the necessary skill, experience, or knowledge to do a particular job adjective : being a leftist
racism noun : racial prejudice or discrimination noun : any belief, thought, or action leftists don’t like
resistance noun : an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators noun : this
trans prefix : on or to the other side of : across : beyond adjective : wanting to be something that one is not
woke verb, past tense and past participle of wake adjective : fluent in Leftish

That’s all I have time for now, but perhaps in a future post I will give further glimpses into the uniquely ridiculous language that I call Leftish. In the meantime, don’t forget: you can’t spell “deranged lunatic” without DNC.

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