I have a theory...

World Net DailyWarren: 'Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming and nonbinary people' are the 'backbone of our democracy'

... that politicians and gender studies majors don't actually speak english, or indeed any recognizable language at all. They make imitatory mouth-noises that resemble sentence fragments, but any attempt to interpret them as meaningful and coherent speech will inevitably fail. Instead, their chosen phrases act as a kind of social signaling system. Speakers use phrases that identify their in-group status and rank.

This entry was published Sat Nov 23 01:11:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-11-09 00:59:32.0. [Tweet]

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