"Oxford University Press has removed words like 'aisle', 'bishop', 'chapel', 'empire' and 'monarch' from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like 'blog', 'broadband' and 'celebrity'. Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled.The Telegraph also listed some of the 'words taken out' (declared multiculturally redundant) of the Junior Oxford Dictionary. These included:
THE PUBLISHER CLAIMS THE CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO REFLECT THE FACT THAT BRITAIN IS A MODERN, MULTICULTURAL, MULTIFAITH SOCIETY. But academics and head teachers said that the changes to the 10,000 word Junior Dictionary could mean that children lose touch with Britain's heritage…
An analysis of the word choices made by the dictionary lexicographers has revealed that entries from 'abbey' to 'willow' have been axed. Instead, words such as 'MP3 player', 'voicemail' and 'attachment' have taken their place.
Lisa Saunders, a worried mother who has painstakingly compared entries from the junior dictionaries, aimed at children aged seven or over, dating from 1978, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007, said she was 'horrified' by the vast number of words that have been removed, most since 2003…
Ms Saunders realised words were being removed when she was helping her son with his homework and discovered that 'moss' and 'fern', which were in editions up until 2003, were no longer listed.
'I decide to take a closer look and compare the new version to the other editions… I was completely horrified by the vast number of words which have been removed. We know that language moves on and we can't be fuddy-duddy about it but you don't cull hundreds of important words in order to get in a different set of ICT words.'
Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a leading private school in Berkshire, said:
'I am stunned that words like 'saint', 'buttercup', 'heather' and 'sycamore' have all gone and I grieve it. I think as well as being descriptive, the Oxford Junior Dictionary, has to be prescriptive too, suggesting not just words that are used but WORDS THAT SHOULD BE USED. IT HAS A DUTY TO KEEP THESE WORDS WITHIN USAGE, NOT MERELY PANDER TO AN AUDIENCE. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE LOSS OF WORDS OF GREAT BEAUTY…
VINEETA GUPTA, THE HEAD OF CHILDREN'S DICTIONARIES AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, said: 'We are limited by how big the dictionary can be – little hands must be able to handle it… When you look back at older versions of dictionaries, there were lots of examples of flowers for instance. That was because many children lived in semi-rural environments and saw the seasons. NOWADAYS, THE ENVIRONMENT HAS CHANGED. WE ARE ALSO MUCH MORE MULTICULTURAL. PEOPLE DON'T GO TO CHURCH AS OFTEN AS BEFORE. OUR UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGION IS WITHIN MULTICULTURALISM'!" Words of great beauty
“Carol, cracker, holly, ivy, mistletoe”.There goes our Christmas.
“Dwarf, elf, goblin”.There goes our folklore.
“Abbey, aisle, altar, bishop, chapel, christen, disciple, minister, monastery, monk, nun, nunnery, parish, pew, psalm, pulpit, saint, sin, devil, vicar”.There goes Christianity.
“Coronation, duchess, duke, emperor, empire, monarch, decade”.There goes the monarchy.
“Adder, ass, beaver, boar, budgerigar, bullock, cheetah, colt, corgi, cygnet, doe, drake, ferret, gerbil, goldfish, guinea pig, hamster, heron, herring, kingfisher, lark, leopard, lobster, magpie, minnow, mussel, newt, otter, ox, oyster, panther, pelican, piglet, plaice, poodle, porcupine, porpoise, raven, spaniel, starling, stoat, stork, terrapin, thrush, weasel, wren.”There goes wildlife and the real stuff that happens outside the big city and cyberspace.
“Acorn, allotment, almond, apricot, ash, bacon, beech, beetroot, blackberry, blacksmith, bloom, bluebell, bramble, bran, bray, bridle, brook, buttercup, canary, canter, carnation, catkin, cauliflower, chestnut, clover, conker, county, cowslip, crocus, dandelion, diesel, fern, fungus, gooseberry, gorse, hazel, hazelnut, heather, holly, horse chestnut, ivy, lavender, leek, liquorice, manger, marzipan, melon, minnow, mint, nectar, nectarine, oats, pansy, parsnip, pasture, poppy, porridge, poultry, primrose, prune, radish, rhubarb, sheaf, spinach, sycamore, tulip, turnip, vine, violet, walnut, willow”.There goes the countryside and our relationship with nature.
We were also informed of some of the words and phrases that Ms Gupta and co. had declared PC-desirable. Here are some of them:
“Blog, broadband, MP3 player, voicemail, attachment, database, export, chatroom, bullet point, cut and paste”.Stop climbing those trees, playing football, having fun and being healthy! Get sat down at your computer, harden your arteries, goggle your eyes and learn how to get chatted up by a paedophile on-line, you British brats!
"CELEBRITY, TOLERANT, VANDALISM, NEGOTIATE, creep, CITIZENSHIP, childhood, conflict, debate, EU, drought, BILINGUAL, bungee jumping, COMMITTEE, COMPULSORY, cope, DEMOCRATIC, allergic, biodegradable, emotion, dyslexic, DONATE, endangered, EURO, INTERDEPENDENT!"'Interdependent' just happens to be Tony Blair’s favourite buzz-word. 'We’re all interdependent now' he would crow with obvious satisfaction. The reason for this is stunningly obvious when you think about it. If you are dependent on others for food, power, medicine and technical expertise, you can never rebel. You can never thwart the will of Big Brother. It’s as simple as that.
Thus, if someone like me comes along, determined to have you know what’s really going on, if you take too much notice and get to complaining about things that the powers-that-be have always insisted are none of your business, why, out comes the plug, off comes the safety belt and 'to hell with you! See how you manage without Big Brother taking care of all your interdependent needs!' Check out the essay, Interdependency.
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you were not aware before that the Cultural Marxists (the PC Crowd) have been taking the p*** out of us on a genocidal scale for more than 40 years now, behold the face of the beast as it instructs our little ones in the dumbed-down ways of the soulless, British future.
'The loss of words of great beauty.' Anthony Seldon’s remark is missing an 'L.' If you can figure out where that “L” should go in the phrase above, you will have sussed what the Cultural Marxists have been up to since the Frankfurt School was established in 1923. Check out the essay, Who stole our culture?
Vineeta Gupta says:
"We are… much more multicultural… Our understanding of religion is within multiculturalism."My understanding of religion isn’t! Put your hands up if your 'understanding of religion is within multiculturalism!'
Hmm. That would be all the immigrants, (even though the most fervent Muslims, Jews and Christians don’t mean it) the PC Crowd, the media darlings, the health-and-safety brigade, the Lib/Labs and the Cons of the 'hug-a-hoodie,' Cameronian variety.
You know, THEY never told us, when the Asian hordes were flooding into our country in the sixties and seventies, that those we were instructed not to offend would be so unconcerned not to offend us a couple of generations later, did THEY?
I’ve never met Vineeta Gupta and yet, immediately, I am made aware of the fact that she has no respect for me, my ancestors, my history or my descendants. So, guess what, I don’t respect her either! I wonder if it's 'racist' these days to admit to the fact that you don’t respect a foreigner who has no respect for you.
Let me tell those who have managed to avoid being brainwashed by the PC Crowd something they might find interesting. The Russian Revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, invented the word 'racist.' Trotsky was a Marxist too but his brand of Marxism was genocidally violent, as opposed to being merely 'cultural.' He was primarily responsible for the mass murderer of huge numbers of guiltless Russian people during the civil war years of the late teens and early nineteen twenties.
It is the intellectually sanistised philosophy of creatures like him, not just of Karl Marx himself, that the PC Crowd have been so assiduous in promulgating since revolutionary times.
Here’s something else that one or two might find interesting: both Marx and Trotsky were Jewish. I guess the way you react to the introduction of this information should alert you to the influence that the brute, anti-truth philosophy of the Cultural Marxists, has had upon you personally.
It won’t, of course. Not if you are already one of THEM anyway.
It’s not just in beauty-less Dictionary Land that the Cultural Marxists are teaching our youngest and most vulnerable the language and favoured behaviours of the Multicult. Check out the essay, Teaching children the pleasures of gay sex.