The Politics of The Media Use of Code Words

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Sawbriars, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. ClosedCaption
    Offline

    ClosedCaption Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    53,238
    Thanks Received:
    6,668
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +20,797
    Why did you edit your bullshit then try to reverse the stupid?
     
  2. Sawbriars
    Offline

    Sawbriars BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,113
    Thanks Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +55
    You ignorant jackass...Irregardless is a word and I will tell you all about it.

    Not only is "irregardless" a word, but it's probably the best word of all time. Here's why.


    In a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago
    BoopieJones (awesome screen name notwithstanding) challenged the very existence of the word. Another reader, JustDenny, was noticeably shaken by the use of the word, e-shouting "oh no!!!" before noting that the word is a double-negative.

    In response, I would like to say that "irregardless" is a word. It is, at least according to Merriam-Webster and Scrabble.

    But I'm not going to stop there. No. I would also like to contend that "irregardless" is the baddest-ass word of all time. This is for several reasons, which I will now explain.


    1.It's the only word where attaching the "ir-" prefix to the root word has the exact same meaning as the root word: Throwing an "ir-" in front of normal, less bad-ass words that begin with "R" changes the meaning to the opposite of the word. Irrefutable. Irreverent. Irrelevant. Irresponsible. Not "irregardless." It doesn't care what the rules of grammar are. It means exactly the same thing as "regardless," and that's the way it likes it.


    2.Against all odds, against all logic, and (ir)regardless of everyone hating it, it has achieved official word status: How can you not pull for the underdog in this case? "Irregardless" went up against the rules of grammar, stick-by-the-book lexicographers, and the fact that it's a completely redundant word. Didn't matter. Whatever didn't kill it made it stronger. It's the hardest-working word in the dictionary, and it should have earned your respect by now.


    3.Even though it's a word, Merriam-Webster says you shouldn't use it: Can you name another word in the dictionary that the dictionary says you shouldn't use? Even really bad swear words don't have a dictionary-imposed boycott. That just makes me want to use it more.


    4.It simultaneously makes sense and doesn't make sense: You can think of the word in one of two ways: (1) it should mean the opposite of "regardless," or something along the lines of "keeping the facts in regard," or (2) it could mean "regardless of the fact that something is regardless." The latter of the two is like double-super regardless, and it's the meaning I prefer. "Irregardless" really, really doesn't care what the facts are or what you think. It should only be used in extreme circumstances, such as when a course of action is ridiculously counterintuitive. "Irregardless of the fact that you are very thirsty, you should eat this pile of salt." Stuff like that.


    5.It practices what it preaches: Irregardless of the rules of grammar, "irregardless" is a word. It's self-reflexive. It's the exception that proves the rule. It talks the talk and walks the walk. Is there another word like that? No, because "irregardless" is bad-ass. It is a text-based Chuck Norris, roundhouse-kicking everything else in the dictionary into submission.


    6.If you think about it long enough, it will blow your mind: It's the Mobius Strip of words, but it's also packed with Eminem's aggressively apathetic attitude. It's completely unique, completely confusing, and it couldn't give a rat's ass about any of that. It just is what it is. If you don't like it, don't use it.



    So that's my argument. I think "irregardless" should be embraced and celebrated. And damn it, I'm going to use it every chance I get.



    BTW....Poverty does not cause crime................Crime causes poverty. It has been documented....do your homework before you come on here and reveal your lack of knowledge.

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/surprise-media-finally-wake-up-to-knockout-game/
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  3. frigidweirdo
    Offline

    frigidweirdo Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    32,238
    Thanks Received:
    3,223
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +13,501
    There's different types of media.

    There's the "here you are" media, which gives you what you want to know without thinking. There's the more "here some stuff to think about" media, which might present things in the way they want it.

    Very few media outlets are unbiased. A real intelligent person will look at different media reports on the same issue. How many do that?
     
  4. frigidweirdo
    Offline

    frigidweirdo Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    32,238
    Thanks Received:
    3,223
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +13,501
    Question is, will you actually look at the reality of the situation, instead of looking for what you want to see?

    And another insult. Well done, your family must be so proud of all your morals. Oh, wait, you can hide behind the internet. :eusa_clap:
     
  5. KNB
    Offline

    KNB Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2013
    Messages:
    4,327
    Thanks Received:
    387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +404
    Anytime a black person punches someone, it is part of a highly-coordinated, insidious, imminent race war and the police are protecting the perpetrators because Obama told them to. That makes perfect sense if you don't think about it.

    WorldNetDaily is not real news.
     
  6. Sawbriars
    Offline

    Sawbriars BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,113
    Thanks Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +55
    Shallow thinking much? Me thinks so.

    Let me break out my color crayon(no pun intended) what protects the Negro Thugs is a all prevalent ideology called political correctness...much has been said about it, much more needs to be said...and I will do so at an ever increasing pace....count on it chump.

    In regards to WND News....>>>>>>http://www.wnd.com/wnd-scoops-you-read-it-here-first/

    Now Now Brown Cow....how does Chris Matthews and msnbc stack up against that record.
     
  7. Sawbriars
    Offline

    Sawbriars BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,113
    Thanks Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +55
    Next???? Come on KGB this is fun and I know you can do better. heh heh
     
  8. pvsi
    Offline

    pvsi VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    2,527
    Thanks Received:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    85
    Ratings:
    +136
    I lived in this neighborhood for 13 years, similar things happened to me there. I believe the only way to liberate humanity from this disease is to have a true leader AKA to the establishment as a DICTATOR. it is very obvious to me that our justice system was not able to do ANYTHING about this filth.
     
  9. Sawbriars
    Offline

    Sawbriars BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,113
    Thanks Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +55
    One problem with a lot of liberals who are so politically correct and help coddle and protect Black Thugs is that most of them have never lived around or worked with the common blacks...by that I mean the majority of the blacks.

    Thus they know very little about them....then they go to some liberal school which pounds into their heads that blacks are the victims aka held down by white racism and most of all these poor innocent Negroes great, great grandaddies were slaves ...me o my o..heavens to betsy...lets help these innocent children of the jungle...give them a check, give them some food stamps, give them a education, give them affirmative action, give them welfare etc.etc. and so on and so forth...thus they can breed like rabbits in order to get more free stuff...these big black mamas have so many kids with no father present in the home to help her...no way she can control them or discipline them....they roam the streets like a bunch of alley cats all ganged up. and ready for a wilding....on the prowl for a helpless victim....often elderly, often handicapped, often mentally challenged, often minors and girls and women....in short someone who cannot defend themselves.....and then they say stuff like...we did dat for trayvon.
     
  10. KNB
    Offline

    KNB Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2013
    Messages:
    4,327
    Thanks Received:
    387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +404
    Right. Political correctness prevents police from investigating an intricate web of roving black mobs across the country that are attacking innocent lily white Christians. That's entirely plausible.

    Also, your link about "breaking stories" from WorldNetDaily is a right-wing stroke-fest. Chris Matthews and MSNBC have more credibility than WorldNetDaily but that's not saying a lot. I can't explain to you why WND sucks. You believe their bullshit so I can't convince you that it's wrong. It's just wrong.
    WorldNet Daily Continues to Pump Out Outrageous Propaganda | Southern Poverty Law Center
     

Share This Page