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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Tuesday Language Use Thoughts

When exactly did the world "conservative" get redefined to mean "social conservatives/raging nutbars"?

All last night CNN and other media outlets were on and on about how McCain wasn't doing well with "conservatives". I kind of thought to myself "hmm.. he's winning states, as a Republican, in the Republican primary, doesn't that make him a conservative?"

Then they started to unpack what they meant during one of those little segments about demographics and exit polling and I discovered that what they meant.

At some point we have to stop and leave some words and their meanings be, right? Otherwise all this meaning creep will just lead to nothing having any meaning.

Also, if Wolf Blitzer says "the best political team on televison" or whatever it is he says one more time I vote he gets sent back to a war zone.

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