Eurabia noun a term used to describe the supposed domination of Europe by Islamic people and customs
Europe is rapidly being transformed into ‘Eurabia,’ a cultural and political appendage of the Arab/Muslim world that is fundamentally anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-Western and anti-American.
nativism noun the political view that people born in a country should be favoured over immigrants
Every country has a constituency that shares the values of the radical right. And its key values of nativism, authoritarianism, and populism all link to mainstream understanding within Western democracies.
[New Internationalist (UK politics magazine) June 2011]
zombie lie noun something that is patently untrue and keeps being unequivocally proved to be so and yet is still said
‘Obama isn’t an American citizen’ has become one of those Zombie Lies, the ones that just won’t die.
deather noun a person who does not believe that US forces killed Osama Bin Laden
Meet The Deathers: Andrew Briebart Website Pushing Conspiracy Theory That Osama Might Not Be Dead
[http://thinkprogress.org (caption) 02.05.11]
4 thoughts on “New words – 24 October 2011”
A twitter friend just started posting links to your blog – it’s a great read 🙂
i do not like the new word (Eurabia) ! I AM ARAB AND MUSLIM AND proud to be it because if you take a vision on history of europe you will find that there was a word like ARABEU !its means the europeans colonialism !!
“Deather” is a nice play on “birther” — one who persists in believing the zombie lie that Barack Obama was not born in the US.
“Nativism” is, alas, far from a new word in American politics. This ugly current has run through US history for centuries. Ironically, it’s not Native Americans who raise the issue, but the descendants of European immigrants who claim to be “real” Americans.
may be it’s a good thing for a language to get some new words, but it’s also good to know their origine. We need to know if they don’t hurt other people.