Friday, September 24, 2021

What happens to words and meanings

As most of my readers know, in this blog, I've limited myself to asking questions.

Now I have to place questions in the Google slot, and ask it in many different ways to get some reference material.

Among the answers I received that weren't dictionary website sourced, I found the one gem that actually informed me about what I sensed but I couldn't prove, and Goggle approved it, so I present my gem source as true and accurate.

As I have suspected, certain words that are in use must be approved by the political power structure in each nation marshaling words for their "politically correct" usage, for instance in France, the word "solidarity" has a unique meaning for codifying what the powers want to accomplish in pursuit of their political agenda.  

Here's another question I asked my Google search slot:  What happens to those words that are not politically correct?

I saw this:  "And for more expressions you should never utter, check out the Common Phrases That You Didn't Know Have Racist Origins."

And I added 2 websites that I cite in my research links.

As all of my readers of this blog know,  I leave my readers to puzzle out what they want their words to mean.  I expect my readers will make their own independent decision whether to use only PC approved words, or continue to use words based in their own POV's and  sensitivities.

https://www.rd.com/article/how-words-get-removed-from-dictionary/ 

https://ehlion.com/magazine/politically-correct-language/ 

https://bestlifeonline.com/offensive-sayings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

COVID-19 forever plus the word "benefit" and the words "unintended consequences"

 

In this uncertain 21st century of pandemics and claims of climate change disasters that some say will make our future on this planet a hell without an immediate conversion to non-fossil means of powering our industries and immediate changes to the way we live and eat, the idea that a "benefit" is something good is what most of us believe.
           Consider that perhaps we believe a "benefit" is  good because the dictionary definition has taught us to recognize this word when we see it applied to government.   
           In the USA, the Federal government uses the word "benefit" frequently when describing the Federal government's means of paying citizens for a variety of things, starting with Social Security for instance, or Medicaid, or  Medicare or some kind of "health care" offering to citizens in certain categories.   
          The word "benefit" is also used by employers to lure employees to join the company.
          However, the words "unintended consequences" are used to describe how a "benefit" can become something else that is "unintended."  
          The questions that only you can answer:

       If these words "benefit" and "unintended consequences" are applied to "COVID-19 forever" specifically to the "benefiters" of "COVID-19 forever," can we conclude that "COVID-19 forever" is now a means of "income" or "additional income" to many?

     

   And for the current Biden Federal administration is "COVID-19 forever" a good way to guarantee reelection  in 2024 and perpetuity, too?" 

Can we conclude that 1 major political party needs and wants COVID-19 forever for political reasons?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benefit 

https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/UnintendedConsequences.html 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unintended_consequences 

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