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Posted: 2/2/2006 7:57:07 PM EDT
Have some words been "redefined" to have completely different meanings?

I am speaking of a word like "Patriotism" I'v always thought it was a "good thing"

IMO in modernspeak it would be something like: Patriotism=support for host country

Now it is being used(by liberals and even some "people" on this board) as a "bad word"

Someone even used it describing a classroom of children giving the heil hitler salute to an American Flag

As a right wing gun nut how do YOU feel about the word Patriotic or Patriotism

Do they denote a hitler-type controlling atmosphere of control, or happiness for being in a specific country?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:59:09 PM EDT
"don we now our gay apparel..."

who desires to wear gay apparel?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:07:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
"don we now our gay apparel..."

who desires to wear gay apparel?



Uhhh.......I think they meant brightly colored, festive outfits
(falala, lalala, la, la, la)
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:08:44 PM EDT
Read George Orwell's 1984.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:11:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Louie:
Read George Orwell's 1984.



I did, I was real grateful that I didn't live in a world like that

In related news, did you know that democrats fought FOR civil rights?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:13:38 PM EDT
Patriotism means loyalty to ones country. Literally, it means loyalty to the land or place.

Country does not mean government. Patriotism is not necessarily support for the government.

The British subjects in this country in 1776 were patriots because they were loyal to their home, not their government and King George.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:15:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Patriotism means loyalty to ones country. Literally, it means loyalty to the land or place.

Country does not mean government. Patriotism is not necessarily support for the government.

The British subjects in this country in 1776 were patriots because they were loyal to their home, not their government and King George.



Maybe its just my ears, it sounds to me like it is being used as a dirty word these days
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:19:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Patriotism means loyalty to ones country. Literally, it means loyalty to the land or place.

Country does not mean government. Patriotism is not necessarily support for the government.

The British subjects in this country in 1776 were patriots because they were loyal to their home, not their government and King George.



Maybe its just my ears, it sounds to me like it is being used as a dirty word these days



You're thinking of the international socialists whose first loyalty is to the revolution. Guys like the Progressive Caucus in congress (formerly the Progressive Socialist Caucus).
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:21:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:33:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 8:35:08 PM EDT by pcsutton]
Don't forget about the words that are opposite but now mean the same thing:

"Cool, man, that's hot!"


Oh....did anybody ever figure out what the meaning of is is?

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:36:45 PM EDT
Lie = Making a statement that one believes is true if based on false information

Torture = Sleep deprivation, heavy metal music, panties on head

Racism = Recognizing differences between the races

Sexism = Recognizing differences between the sexes

Discrimination = Believing that one group or race should not receive entitlements based on skin color or sexual preference

Hate/Bigotry = Believing that someone else's viewpoint is incorrect

Don't let those wishing to rewrite history also rewrite our language.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:34:02 PM EDT
Grill work.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:39:01 PM EDT
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