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Thread #155337   Message #3653843
Posted By: Lighter
25-Aug-14 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Subject: RE: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
By the way, "Humpty wins" refers to celebrity egg Humpty Dumpty in "Through the Looking Glass," who said, "When *I* use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more, nor less."

This remark, made by a lunatic in Looking-Glass Land, seems to sum up the intentions of people who give familiar words new meanings just to support their own political programs.

Then they insist that their new definitions are the only "real" and "rational" ones. You can't argue with such people, because they're not interested in your point of view. Not at all.

Humpty Dumpty's offhand comment has become a famous reference in politics and sociology.