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Newspeak Dictionary Updates From Dartmouth and Duke

New•speak (’nü-"spEk, ’nyü-), noun, Usage: often capitalized. : propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings. Etymology: Newspeak, a language "designed to diminish the range of thought," in the novel 1984 (1949) by George Orwell. Date: 1950


Our culture is littered with the figurative corpses of those who did not keep up to the minute on what it is no longer permissible to say under our regime of totalitarian political correctness. For this reason, subjects of Hopetopia are urged to update their Newspeak dictionaries on a daily basis, lest they become unemployable or even find themselves torn to pieces by the media.

In light of this story from Ivy League Dartmouth, the word “fiesta” should no longer be spoken by Caucasians:

This time, the fracas is over a fundraiser for cardiac care that the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority had planned to jointly sponsor, reports Campus Reform.

Problems arose because a single student, junior Daniela Hernandez, was offended by the party’s theme of “Phiesta.”

As a result, the soiree, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled by the presidents of the respective Greek organizations.

Had the party happened, it would have included a live band as well as virgin piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris. There would also have been burritos, chips and salsa, and guacamole.

The cash raised at the event would have gone to benefit cardiac treatments.

However, Hernandez’s deep offense about racial insensitivity was enough to call it off.

The self-proclaimed “Mexican-born, United-States-raised, first-generation woman of color” declared in an angry email that “there are various problematic structures and ideologies regarding a Cinco de Mayo-inspired event,” according to Campus Reform.

As with naming sports teams after Indians, tipping your hat to Mexican culture is racist and offensive, for reasons incomprehensible to most anyone who does not hold a doctorate in Sniveling Willful Victim Studies.

Elsewhere in academia, militant moonbats at Duke University have launched a poster campaign against newly forbidden vocabulary:

With their “You Don’t Say” campaign, the student organizations Think Before You Talk and the LGBTQ organization Blue Devils United are trying to stop students from using slang such as “that’s retarded,” or “that’s gay” to describe something that isn’t cool. …

The campaign hopes to discourage the use of words such as “pussy,” “fag,” “man up,” “tranny,” and “bitch.”

One poster warns readers, “I don’t say ‘Man up’ because I don’t believe in gender norms.”

Believing in “gender norms” — i.e., in what until the past few years has been universally regarded as appropriate behavior — is a thought crime of grave significance.

As usual, the ostensibly independent activists are acting with the support of the authorities to advance the established agenda, with financing compliments of others:

Along with funds for this campaign, LGBTQ organization Blue Devils United was also the happy recipient of $3,335.49 from the Duke Student Government for the “Lavender Ball and Drag Show.”

Unless you want to be the next Cliven Bundy or Donald Sterling, who are currently undergoing public crucifixion for alleged political incorrectness, take great care to avoid the terms mentioned above.


Comment: They chose these words because it is known that, unfortunately, many people are in support of them being banned. It is NOT about these specific words however, it’s about launching the idea of banning certain words and gaining support for this dangerous practice. No matter what we think about the associated context and potential inappropriate usage of these words, we will have to support the continued usage of whatever words we want, without facing the possibility of being prosecuted for them. This is the initial steps of the tyranny that we can see being unfolded in Sweden right now. Yet again the political laboratory that is Sweden, is spearheading this madness.

This is ALL about controlling your language and not about the words themselves. Those who have thought about this for a few seconds, with some level-headedness however, will realize that if this level of censorship gains momentum, it is only going to be the beginning.

What words will be banned tomorrow? What worlds will be banned the next day, next month or in 10 years from now? Soon any behaviour, any world will offend someone, somewhere in the world. Where will it end?

The answer is, that it won’t end - unless we stop them.

Why not let people chose their own words and then also take the consequences of using those words?

Here is an analysis of this recent story by gay writer Daniel Warner who understand this dynamic. The article was first posted at

Why Political Correctness and ’Don’t Say’ Campaigns Are Just So Gay

I have no time to be politically correct, to watch my mouth or be mindful of my words. In an age of campaigns such as ‘Ban Bossy’ and ‘You Don’t Say’ it’s sometimes safer to be seen and not heard for fear of saying anything that could cause offence.

The term ‘politically correct’ is used to neutralise our language and I’m far to old to ever be neutered. I grew up at a time when words like ‘queer’ ‘bitch’ ‘homo’ and the dreaded ‘N’ word were flung around the playground and society in general like the tennis balls at a tennis match.

Sometimes they were flung at me and I very quickly became adept at responding with a sharp-tongued retort or a clenched fist. I was taught to fight my own battles, stand up for myself and learn that words that are used as insults, when overused, become the least insulting of all.

I find it very hard to take offence or be insulted by any use of language nowadays and I’m sure my ‘thick skin’ didn’t just come with age. The author/actor Stephen Fry once said:
“It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what.”
And it’s a sentiment I totally agree with.

I think that my being a gay man in his 40s, who grew up on a council estate during an era of homophobia and still lives in a part of London that is waiting to be ‘gentrified’ allow me a certain freedom to act, say and behave in any manner that I want. I’ve paid my dues and I like to pepper my sentences with profanity. So where’s the problem?

I live amongst a cross section of society and have all manner of neighbours, be it from religion, colour, creed or sexuality. I don’t hide who I am and I would never allow myself to be victimised because of my choices or lifestyle, so it frustrates me when I see another word or turn of phrase held up to scrutiny and casually turned into the truth that dare not speak it’s name.

I constantly tell myself to ‘man up’. I find it a useful and motivating tool. I’m always saying it to myself when things get too difficult, be it with work, health, relationships or just running the extra mile on the treadmill. Apparently the term ‘man up’ is wrong because it’s now associated with hiding or suppressing feelings. I don’t see it like that. I see it as a term to stop me being a little cry baby bitch.

The term ‘Bitch’ is another favourite of mine. It’s not a negative at all. It’s gay law that at sometime we call another man a bitch. In my social circles it’s almost a term of endearment. I would never call a woman a bitch because I don’t see it as an insult either. If a woman is a ‘bitch’ then it normally means she’s someone we should all be looking up to (can apply to the terms ‘bossy’ or ‘diva’ too).

I recently found myself being barred from Facebook for calling someone a ‘dirty little fag’. It didn’t matter that this person was a friend of mine and if truth be known, he really is a ‘dirty little fag’ but the PC police were watching and I found myself and my Facebook account suspended. I also wrote an update that referred to the Easter Bunny, chocolate eggs and Jesus that caused the number of friends on my ‘list’ to drop by a few digits and I once wrote an article about bisexuals that lead me to receiving death threats and to being called ‘a straight breeder pig’.

I don’t believe in any section of society being given certain rights or laws that stop others having or voicing an opinion on them. If somebody shouted out ‘queer’ to me on the street I’d turn around and say ‘yes I am, what’s your problem?’

It is, after all, the truth. I am different, I am unique and I could be looked upon as being ‘queer’. An insult only works if it taps into your deepest insecurities and more often than not, those who use such tired and overused words are the most insecure of all.

There are so many role models and figures from the past that we should look up to and aspire to be like. Getting a group together to oppose peoples rights to say ‘that’s so gay’ or not allowing your daughter to be identified as being bossy do nothing to forward the rights of the gay community or women, no matter how many celebrities you may garner to endorse them.

It’s an old adage and one that has probably been replaced with all manner of comebacks but the rhyme that was taught to me as a child was this, ‘sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me’.

So next time you feel insulted or offended or defeated by the words of another just think of those few lines, take a deep breath and ‘man up bitches’, they are only words after all.


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