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May 17, 2005

Now here's a thesaurus I would buy

Evan Coyne Maloney has pointed out a tremendous liberal bias in Roget's Thesaurus. The editors of that text clearly demonstrate a very strong political bias and an attempt at passing that bias on to you.

A new entry to that discussion comes from a reader of Maloney's weblog, professor David Clemens from Monterey Peninsula College, who proposes the following as synonyms for "conservative" and "liberal". They seem right to me:

conservative: rational, well-mannered, respectful, protective, sober, modest, patient, judicious, moral, pious, patriotic, virtuous, polite, gentlemanly or ladylike.

liberal: relativistic, tribal, hyperbolic, ends justify the means, fearful, authoritarian, do-gooder, self-righteous, utopian, dogmatic, patronizing, licentious, Orwellian.

 

Posted by Jeff at May 17, 2005 01:18 PM

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"relativistic, tribal, hyperbolic, ends justify the means, fearful, authoritarian, do-gooder, self-righteous, utopian, dogmatic, patronizing, licentious, Orwellian."

**grins**

I like some of those. I like some of those a lot.

Posted by: kenny at May 23, 2005 02:02 PM


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