2017-12-16 – The Trump administration knows words. They have the best words. We’ve all been exposed to their words.
But now, the administration has decided to take away some of the words. In a directive to analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following words have been banned from use in official documents being prepared for next years’ budget:
You can see where this is going. It follows in the patterns of word bans enacted by the State of Florida to suppress discussion of climate change (as the State of Florida continues to bear the brunt of hurricanes and rising oceans).
Trump may have the best words. But Merriam-Webster has words you wouldn’t believe. M-W’s words are better than best. And I’m going to share some of them with you. Apparently CDC analysts can use . . .
Instead of vulnerable use:
Instead of entitlement use:
- property right
- trust fund
Instead of diversity use:
- diversary (a DT coinage)
Instead of transgender use:
Instead of fetus use:
- fetal tissue
Instead of evidence-based use:
Instead of science-based use:
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