Friday, February 10, 2017

Morning Thoughts: Useful Lies

C.W. and I were talking …

Actually, he was talking and I was listening. He’s decided that our language is insufficient and needs expanding. So, he is in the process of inventing new words. Here is his first effort as he describes it, to be added into a volume he calls, Earthling Talk.

Prevarigitate: A new word I invented. (I do that bigly. I’m the best at it there is). Anyway … prevarigitate: v. the act of stating a gross, hate-inducing lie that agitates the selected audience to the extent that they vote for unready candidates. It involves implying a cause for outrage when the cause doesn’t exist. But, who cares?

For example, on social-media one might post, “Hit ‘like’ if you think American women should be made to drive on right side of the highway the same as men are.” or, “ … if you think men should also share in the conception of children.” Sure-fire winners (no pun intended) include, "Sign this petition if you think you should be able to purchase a firearm in America."

Of course, there is the old standby, “Share if you think only citizens should be allowed to vote in American elections.”

I plan to sell these new words on-line. My ad for “prevarigitate” will include a photo with a modest white church with a large cross on top. The ad copy will be, “Check us out if you think Christians should be allowed to attend the church of their choice without interference by the government.”

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