Definition of the Day 11-29-15 — Multiculturese

Posted: November 28, 2015 in Humor, Language Use, Livin' in the USA
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MULTICULTURESE, n. The native tongue of cultural studies, women’s studies, and sociology departments in the fetid swamps and snake-infested wilds of the Ivy League. Though nearly incomprehensible to speakers of standard English, a number of Multiculturese terms—recognizable because of their awkwardness and imprecision—have become standard in the politically correct subculture, where failure to use them is considered a dark sign of political backwardness and latent racism. The use of these cringe-inducing terms by liberal politicians, journalists, and political activists is, of course, a sign of political and social enlightenment, and not, as some low-minded people of cynicism claim, craven conformity.

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

 

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