The left’s assault on the English language marches on, matched only by their war against common sense and the rights of people who don’t embrace their agenda. Holding firm is important, but it’s hard to do when the meanings of the words we use are constantly changing. Here are some of the definition- and context-fluid words we’ve seen this week. Definitions are taken from either the context of leftist conversation or the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

HISTORY

What the left thinks it means: Everybody was racist, and you’re a racist and an evil jerk for being descended from that bunch of evil jerks (that means everybody who lived before us).

What it really means: A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events.

EQUALITY

What the left thinks it means: We get what we want, when we want it, and you’re an evil jerk if you don’t give us our way.

What it really means: The state or quality of being equal.

TOLERANCE

What the left thinks it means: You must not only accept, embrace, and actively promote all of our beliefs, but renounce any beliefs you hold that don’t edify us and everyone we like. Otherwise, you’re an evil jerk.

What it really means: The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting he beliefs or practices of others.

DIALOGUE

What the left thinks it means:  We talk; you agree. Trying to insert an opinion we didn’t tell you to have makes you an evil jerk.

What it really means: A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.

IMMIGRATION

What the left thinks it means: Y’all come on in and make yourselves at home! And anybody who thinks borders are a good idea is an evil jerk.

What it really means: 1.) The action or process of immigrating 2.) The place where authorities

PERSPECTIVE

What the left thinks it means: You see things our way or you’re an evil jerk.

What it really means: A mental view or outlook.

EMPATHY

What the left thinks it means: Sadly, the left is completely unaware of this word or its meaning. Those who know and practice it are, however, evil jerks.

What it really means: The ability to identify with or understand the perspective, experiences, or motivations of another individual and to comprehend and share another individual’s emotional state.

Words matter. Y’all use them wisely.

Roy Jeffords is an author, ghost writer, and curmudgeon-at-large. A graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, he lives in Texas with his wife and their two boxers. Find him on Facebook at Roy Jeffords, Twitter @royjeffords, and Instagram royjeffords. Contact him at royjeffords@gmail.com.

 

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