[LMB] OT: Language changes

Robert Woodward Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net
Sat Sep 18 18:24:47 BST 2021



> On Sep 18, 2021, at 7:27 AM, Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> Am 18.09.2021 um 16:04 schrieb Elizabeth Holden:
>> Markus said:
>>> the meaning in public usage has changed ... as has, for example the
>> menaing of the term nazi - > the use of both terms have
>>> been broadend to the point of them becoming menaigless
>> So you have said, and repeated, but I see no reflection of this in real
>> life. Nazi means what it always did.
> 
> you see it a lot in us media - especially in the form of comparisons "like the nazis" - especially without explaining WHY and WHAT - just the comparison alone is usually used as sufficient damnation.
> 
> i will search if i can find the article again where that comparison was used (twice, if memory serves) in regards to the texan abortion law (which, for the record, i think is very bad on a ethical, legal, political and practical base - and its plain stupid .. but to compare that illbegotten law to things the nazis did does "water down" their actions)
> 

Besides, weren’t the Nazis in favor of abortions?

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