There’s a wonderful Russian word – u’zhas [stress the ‘u’, more like ‘oo’] – which means ‘awful’. It’s more than a literal translation, being one of two words of choice whenever one wishes to express disgust in a short, pithy way.
The other word is kosh’mar [stress the kosh, more like ‘lush’] – which means ‘nightmare’. It does pretty well the same job and I’d submit both are the words of choice in this case below, via Chuckles, via WM Briggs:
In Sweden, “it is now considered a distinct discrimination if one is addressed as a man or woman.” So reports Kopp Online.
Sweden is angling to de-genderify their pronouns so that use of he or she is officially discouraged, to be replaced by something resembling it (hen).
Not only does this move strip useful information from its language, the Swedes have made an important step in subtracting from a person’s humanity, since to be called an “it” is to be equated to a chair or a bug.
Now that, dear reader, is true equality. And it is under the banner of Equality that these changes are being made.
Cut immediately to Uncle Badger who commented at OoL on Barry’s Kenyan birth [or not]:
What I find so deeply sinister is the completeness with which the Left has managed to shut-down any discussion – to the extent that even some who are usually lampooned as swivel-eyed Rich-wing loons slam the door once the issue of Obama’s origin is raised. They are too scared even to discuss it.
It is the Left’s power to control the debate, via the media but also in real life, that is troubling.
Because, let’s face it – we are powerless to stop this madness going on. I lump JD’s art comment at my place, in which he puts up a blank space and lampoons it as art, the Barry Soetoro birth, this Swedish insanity and so on under the same heading and that heading is less than complimentary.
De-genderify their pronouns!!! Uzhas! Koshmar! You thought that was bad – try this – Briggs continues:
There is in Sweden a kindergarten with the telling name of Egalia where “gender-free” children are taught the joys of homosexuality and to play house, imagining, for instance, that there are “two or three mothers.” In a separate article, the wardens of this institution justify their experimentation by claiming that “gender” is not something which you are born with, but is something which can be “changed at any time.” This being so, the little tots should learn early how to do this morphing.
I want to weep. People, what has happened to us? What has gone wrong and who are these people who would perpetrate such outrages on toddlers who are denied any chance of growing up normally? What sort of parents have that progeny? What substances are they on? Can they be reasoned with?