Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Racism

Noun

Ray-Sizz-Zum

Anti-Semitism.

7 comments:

Philip said...

What about anti-Americanism, anti-Britishnessism, anti-westernism, anti-enlightenmentism, and anti-British-jobs-for-British-workersism?

Malky Muscular said...

That all comes under the handy, catch-all term Fascism.

Philip said...

Well, where's the nuance in that, for Rusbridger's sake?

Malky Muscular said...

Nuance? I don't hold with it - I stick rigidly to Orwell's advice on the proper naming of gardening tools.

That's why I always call a spade, unlike some who would no doubt call a spade a weapon of imperialist destruction to be used upon innocent worms, or some such nonsense.

Malky Muscular said...

"A spade a spade", that is. You see how easy it is to drift into the realms of linguistic inexactitude?

ejh said...

Easier still to use the post delete function, to which you must have access. But that would be consigning unpleasant facts to the Orwellian memory hole rather than facing them...

a said...

It sounds nicer than "call a black person a spade", which is current American practice.