25/3/17

[identity profile] nairiporter.livejournal.com
This article about the most common bywords that we South Africans have adopted through the years, has reminded me to ask you guys about the bywords you're used to. Every culture and nation has their own, after all. Names that originally meant specific brands of products have become so commonplace that nowadays they denote the entire segment of products associated with that brand. In most cases, due to market domination of that brand in its relevant segment.


For example, in South Africa, the name Jik is colloquially used as a synonym to bleach, Sunlight for dishwashing liquid, Omo for washing powder, Band-Aid for plaster, Pritt for glue stick, etc. What about your bywords?
[identity profile] debunkgpolitics.livejournal.com
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] debunkgpolitics at Another Conspiracy Against Pres. Trump
Democrats and the liberal media are not the opponents of Pres. Trump. Some of his most ardent opponents are members of the Established GOP. The latter seek to destroy him by not repealing the ACA, which would make Pres. Trump look like another failed politician who could not keep a promise. Republicans had seven years to develop a better national healthcare plan or at least since January 2017 when their leader was sworn into office. Unfortunately, all they could do was offer a similar version of the ACA. They knew Pres. Trump intended to repeal the ACA but have yet to support him in that respect. Instead, they claim to be helpless despite controlling both chambers of Congress. There are two explanations. One, they do not know how to better replace the ACA, which makes them look hapless and unfit for their offices. Two, they are deliberately trying to sabotage their leader, for he makes them work. The latter conclusion make more sense, because, given their level of intelligence and expertise, they could have had a better plan in less than one year.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] debunkgpolitics at With Which “Her” Are They?
With Which “Her” Are They?
On January 21, 2017, feminists sought political support for gender equality and to eradicate oppression against women. Some of them raised signs depicting women with the slogan “I’m with her.” On March 16, 2017, a 14-year-old female student was allegedly raped at Rockville High School by two male students, at least one of whom was illegally in this country. Their enrollment at Rockville should never have happened. Interestingly, none of those Million Women marchers denounced that heinous act. An innocent girl was violated, but no one is supporting her case. Yet, these supposed advocates of rights for women lose credibility by not acting upon their platform. For politicians to take their causes, they must act consistently with their principles. In fact, the only ones being publically defended are her accused rapists.

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