I love collecting bits and pieces of words, sayings and lyrics here and there. Please bear with me:)
In linguistics 101, you learn that co-opting language is, in a way, actively repackaging it for your own use. For example, those who are homosexual took the negative smear queer and used it to label themselves in a positive manner. They re-appropriated, redefined and repackaged queer. Young blacks did the same thing with the word nigger, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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In Australia, there’s an expression called the “tall poppy syndrome,” in which the tallest (most popular, most successful) flower must be cut down to size (brought down). While trying to counsel his daughter, Miley Cyrus, on her “shocking” Annie Leibovitz photos, Billy Ray Cyrus put this much less eloquently as “the turkey with the tallest […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Turkeys & Flowers for My Word Collection