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Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:14 PM

Cults and cult-like movements will often coin new words as well as recycle existing words, phrases

This has a couple of functions...

These groups often have narrow ideologies that are quite extreme, so with these words and phrases, they can refit the world and explain how it works in a new sense

They can also use these words and phrases to communicate with other insiders as well as identify and denigrate the outsider, the 'other'.

The Hutaree had their bizarre rank system - Radok, Boramander, Zulif, Arkon, and Lukore

Scientology has "fair game", "suppressive persons", "clear", "dead agent", and more

White supremacy has "1488", "14 words", "RaHoWa", and others

Incels identify their 'enemies' (AKA anyone with a sexuality they don't share) as "Chads" or "Beckys"

And then you see today's right wing... throwing out things like "political correctness", "virtue signaling", and "cultural marxism", making sure to use "liberal" as an insulting adjective, and describing anything they don't like as "socialist"

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Reply Cults and cult-like movements will often coin new words as well as recycle existing words, phrases (Original post)
ck4829 Nov 2018 OP
msongs Nov 2018 #1
Fuzzpope Nov 2018 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2018 #3
Fuzzpope Nov 2018 #4

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:41 PM

1. infidels, heathens, blasphemers nt

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 02:52 PM

2. I'm old fashioned.

 

No need for new shit when old faithfuls like "dick head", "asshole", and "moron" still retain perfect functionality.

People really do sound intolerably idiotic when they huff up and start the talking parrot thing, spouting sticky globular crud-strings of hyperstylized battle lingo like "libtard".

I mean seriously, does anybody realize how fucking stoopid they sound barking out "libtard"???

Anyone?

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 03:13 PM

3. I figure they sound stupid saying "Democrat Party" or "Nucular"

Rush Limbaugh is their prophet.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 04:07 PM

4. That too.

 

Although I must confess, I'm a little partial to the "nukular" thing, but strictly in the GWB dialect:

New-kew-lurr.

That's special.

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