Random Thought: Tea Party, Freedom, And English Language

An Easter Revelation: When Tea Partiers talk about “freedom”, they really say “my freedom”. However, due to complexities of the English language, the first two letters “m” and “y” are silent, like “l” in “talk” and “b” in “dumb”.  Not coincidentally, those two partially silent words are also commonly associated with the Tea Party.  Therefore, when the Tea Parties are saying “freedom”, they are not talking about general “freedom” and especially are not talking about “your freedom”.  That apparently has caused some confusion.  In Tea Party English, “Your freedom”, such as freedom of abortion, contraception, separation of church and state, and so on, is completely silent.

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An Ostensibly Funny Commentary* of the Recent News and Events. (* warning! may not actually be funny or a commentary. Also, since I am not quite sure what "ostensibly" means, it might not be "ostensibly" either.) Also blogging at listofx.wordpress.com
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5 Responses to Random Thought: Tea Party, Freedom, And English Language

  1. Vlad says:

    Could you please provide some facts to prove what you say?

  2. List of X says:

    considering that this is a joke and can’t be taken 100% seriously, it is kind of an unusual request… but still, do you mean that the facts proving that Tea Party is against abortion, contraception, separation of church and state are that hard to find?

  3. Vlad says:

    At least prove that they are against separation of church and state. There is nothing in the Constitution about abortion and contraception.

  4. freddyflow says:

    So, if the m and y are silent, we have:

    “Y reedom.”

    Or, “Why read them.” Indeed! Like Oakland, there is no there there when it comes to Tea Party “writers.”

  5. Pingback: before language separated church and state « power of language blog: partnering with reality by JR Fibonacci

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