In case you've been having trouble recently in deciphering speeches
and news reports, fragments of the Winglish-English Dictionary now being compiled:
*alternative energy sources/ n./* New locations to drill for
gas and oil.
*bankruptcy/ n./* A means of escaping debt available to corporations
but not to poor people.
*bipartisan/ adj./* Involving Democrats but favorable to Republicans.
(Cp. "nonpartisan," "bipartisan.")
*burning bush/ n. phr./* A biblical allusion to the response
of the President of the United States, when asked a question by a journalist
who has not been paid to inquire.
*Cheney, Dick/ n./* The greater of two evils.
*Christian /n./* Fundamentalist
*class warfare/ n./* Any attempt to raise the minimum wage.
*climate change/ n./* Progress toward the blessed day when
the blue states are swallowed by the oceans.
*compassionate conservatism/ n./* Poignant concern for the
*creation science/ n./* Pseudoscience that claims George W.
Bush's resemblance to a chimpanzee is totally coincidental
*DeLay, Tom/ n./* Past tense of De Lie
*disloyal/ adj./* Unfavorable to Republicans.
*extraordinary rendition/ n./* Outsourcing torture
*faith/ n./* The belief that the Beatitudes include "Blessed
are the rich" and "Blessed are the warmakers."
*free markets/ n./* Halliburton no-bid contracts at taxpayer
*girly-men/ n./* Males who neglect opportunities to grope
*God/ n./* Senior presidential adviser
1. The justification for tax cuts for the rich.
2. What happens to the national debt when policy is made
according to Definition 1.
*healthy forest/ n./* No tree left behind
*honesty/ n./* Lies told in simple declarative sentences,
e.g., "Freedom is on the march."
*House of Representatives/ n./* Exclusive club; entry fee
$1 million to
$5 million (See Senate)
*in the national interest /adj. phr./*
1. Conducive to the election of Republicans.
2. Beneficial to Republican contributors.
*laziness/ n./* When the poor are not working
*leisure time/ n./* When the wealthy are not working
*liberal(s)/ n./* Followers of the Antichrist
*No Child Left Behind/ riff/.*
1. There are always jobs in the military
2. The rapture
*nonpartisan/ adj./* Favorable to Republicans. (See also "partisan,"
*ownership society/ n. phr./*
1. A civilization where 1 percent of the population controls
90 percent of the wealth
2. A political system in which all power is in the hands
of the owners
*partisan/ adj./* Unfavorable to Republicans. (Cp. "nonpartisan,"
"bipartisan.") Syn.: "disloyal."
*Patriot /n./* Bush supporter.
*Patriot Act/ n./*
1. Pre-emptive strike on American freedoms to prevent the
terrorists from destroying them first
2. The elimination of one of the reasons why they hate
*pro-life/ adj./* Valuing human life up until birth
*Roe v. Wade/ idiom/* Your options for escaping a flooded
city if you're poor and FEMA is in charge.
*Real American /n./* See Patriot.
*Religion /n./* Christianity
*Senate/ n./* Exclusive club; entry fee $10 million to $30
*simplify/ vt./* To reduce, especially to cut the taxes of
*staying the course/ gerund phrase/* Continuing to perform
the same actions and expecting different results. (See: insanity.)
*stuff happens/idiom/* I don't have to live in Baghdad.
*treason/n./* Criticism of George W. Bush
*voter fraud/ n. phr./* A significant minority turnout
1. Person who can be trusted to raise a child but can't
be trusted to decide whether or not she wishes to have a child.
2. Person who must have all decisions regarding her reproductive
functions made by men with whom she wouldn't want to have sex in the first
Updated to include some suggestions by Winston
Smith at Philosoraptor and his commenters. If you have additional entries
to suggest, please send them in. Following Philosoraptor, this is now officially
the Winglish-English Dictionary, Winglish of course being the language of the
wingnuts currently running this country.