Names for perceptions

We alter of choice of language to infer our opinions and perceptions.

Sometimes this is subtle and effective, such as in politics and the opinionated media: freedom fighters and martyrs are terrorists, deeply religious non-christians are fanatics, legislation is bureaucracy.

Sometimes this is a little less subtle; for example, my former Business Studies would set us exam questions at least once a lesson and cycle through the names ‘test’, ‘assessment’ and ‘quiz’ and expect us not to notice.

And sometimes it’s glaring, such as in the way a friend of mine recently decided to brand with a man-name every female who she knew I’d had any sort of relationship with beyond acquaintance. Guess who the following are (out of a number of apparent she-males):

  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Jonathon
  • Harry
  • Norris

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  1. haha i dont even know what n/a means πŸ˜€ but i sin it on something the other day and decided to grasp this opportunity with both hands and put it πŸ˜€
    i think i could posssssibly guess the people though… the next lucky lady on the list shall be branded arthur btw πŸ™‚ jus so u know.
    id also like to clarify that i DO NOT have a man name πŸ™‚
    thank you and goodnight πŸ˜›
    OH LALA ANDDDD i am being an imposter of u by using ur email address hahaha i like… am you πŸ™‚

  2. hola buenas tardes le cuento que tengo un hermano adicto a todo tipo de droga la ultima es el famoso PACO ESTOY DESESPERADA recién vengo de la comisaria y me dicen que ellos no pueden hacer nada tubo cuatro intentos de suicidio necesito ayuda por favor gracias

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