That faint thudding you can hear is the sound of my forehead connecting with my desk. I fear that I may concuss myself shortly, so this will be a short post. Suffice to say, racist bigot and Conservapedia founder Andrew Schlafly must be the most un-self-aware person in existence. Seriously, the man never, ever learns – all you have to do is stroke his ego a little, utter the right stock phrases and you have him slobbering out of your hand.
It’s with this in mind, that I present… The Conservative Dictionary Project… “designed to fight the liberal redefinitions and secularized language that liberals have been attemping (sic) to creep into the language. The project is centered on the idea of the best of the public’s ability to provide better insights than experts.” I have a feeling that as will all things Conservapedia, this project will either a) wither and die, especially when Andy loses interest in it, as he’s done with everything else, or b) Become a parody magnet, ignored by the sysops, but which will bolster Conservapedia’s soaring reputation as a hotbed of wing-nut insanity.
I’m probably giving it too much attention, just by blogging about it on my lowly space on the web… but you have to admit, that’s a damned clever headline, begging to be used!
Fortunately, there aren’t many words at the moment, but here’s a brief sample of a couple:
True Conservative meaning – A much more accurate term for abortion or the killing of an unborn child.
Date: 14th century
True Conservative meaning – an area of grass in front of one’s house
True Conservative meaning – the incompetent mainstream media
Clearly things like nouns, verbs and adjectives are nasty liberal inventions and don’t belong in a dictionary. I’m also dying to know what conservatives call the area of grass behind the house – I do hope they finish the dictionary soon. Anything to put those nasty liberals in Oxford out of work.
It’s official – the project gets Schlafly’s seal of approval, as he announces it to
the world the 3 people who read Conservapedia, in typical Schlafly style:
The Conservative Dictionary Project begins! And the game of unchecked redefinition of words by liberals is over.
Presumably because Schlafly and the parodists are now taking over the redefinition of words. Schlafly further endorses the project by adding four words to the collection. Problem is, it’s just the words he adds. Maybe somebody needs to explain to him just what a dictionary is all about.