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14th Apr '16 7:40:10 PM Jeduthun
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Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, and the dictionary meaning of words can and do change over time- many dictionaries now include some variation on "derogatory term for a disliked politician/political group seen as dictatorial" as one definition of fascism, for instance. Attempting to create a new meaning by yourself, however, is a good way prove you have DelusionsOfEloquence.

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Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, and the dictionary meaning of words can and do change over time- many dictionaries now include some variation on "derogatory term for a disliked politician/political group seen as dictatorial" as one definition of fascism, for instance. (Dictionaries, we should remember, simply record the ways words are commonly used, not necessarily the ways any prescriptivist groups think they "should" be used.) Attempting to create a new meaning by yourself, however, is a good way prove you have DelusionsOfEloquence.
9th Dec '15 2:49:28 PM margdean56
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Wait ... That's just ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course its the ''label'' of fascism that is bad, and not the actual definition, [[RefugeInAudacity so you just make the label apply, and make everyone believe you]]. And maybe [[YouKeepUsingThatWord if you do it for long enough]], it will catch on [[IRejectYourReality and they'll fix the dictionary]]!

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Wait ... That's just ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course its it's the ''label'' of fascism that is bad, and not the actual definition, [[RefugeInAudacity so you just make the label apply, and make everyone believe you]]. And maybe [[YouKeepUsingThatWord if you do it for long enough]], it will catch on [[IRejectYourReality and they'll fix the dictionary]]!
10th Nov '15 7:39:05 AM Jeduthun
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# [[FromTheLatinIntroDucere Draw a specious connection to something from the word's etymology]].
6th Aug '15 8:00:53 AM Jeduthun
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# [[SelectiveObliviousness Selectively use just one part or application of the definition]]

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# [[SelectiveObliviousness Selectively use just one part or application of the definition]]definition]].
# [[NoTrueScotsman Exclude any examples that don't fit your meaning]].
6th Aug '15 7:51:48 AM Jeduthun
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The [[InvertedTrope antithesis of this trope]] is when someone observes, "YouKeepUsingThatWord..."
27th Jan '15 6:19:27 PM eroock
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-->--'''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There]]'''

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-->--'''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland -->-- '''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There]]'''
31st May '14 7:43:18 PM Scorpion451
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Pretending that a word means something it does not; not in an attempt to help a language evolve, but taking a LastStand defending a {{Malapropism}} and your [[HonorBeforeReason honor]].

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Pretending that a word means something it does not; not in an attempt to help a language evolve, but taking in a LastStand defending a {{Malapropism}} and your [[HonorBeforeReason honor]].your words and your honor!]].



Wait ... That's just ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course its the ''label'' of fascism that is bad, and not the actual definition, [[RefugeInAudacity so you just make the label apply, and make everyone believe you]].

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Wait ... That's just ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course its the ''label'' of fascism that is bad, and not the actual definition, [[RefugeInAudacity so you just make the label apply, and make everyone believe you]].
you]]. And maybe [[YouKeepUsingThatWord if you do it for long enough]], it will catch on [[IRejectYourReality and they'll fix the dictionary]]!



# Selectively use just one part or application of the definition, so that it's just people you want to fit the definition, not anyone you don't want to, when they fit the actual definition better.

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# [[SelectiveObliviousness Selectively use just one part or application of the definition, so that it's just people you want to fit the definition, not anyone you don't want to, when they fit the actual definition better.definition]]



Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, and the dictionary meaning of words can and do change over time- many dictionaries now include some variation on "derogatory term for a disliked politician/political group seen as dictatorial" as one definition of fascism, for instance.

Compare Malapropism, NewSpeak, ImplausibleDeniability, ChewbaccaDefense, NoTrueScotsman, and MetaphoricallyTrue. Not to be confused with {{Neologism}} which is making up words to ''add'' to current dictionaries. TwistingTheWords is when someone applies this trope to a word someone ''else'' used, and SeparatedByACommonLanguage and DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch is when they are using the word correctly- with a different dictionary.

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Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, and the dictionary meaning of words can and do change over time- many dictionaries now include some variation on "derogatory term for a disliked politician/political group seen as dictatorial" as one definition of fascism, for instance. \n\n Attempting to create a new meaning by yourself, however, is a good way prove you have DelusionsOfEloquence.

Compare Malapropism, {{Malapropism}}, NewSpeak, ImplausibleDeniability, ChewbaccaDefense, NoTrueScotsman, and MetaphoricallyTrue. Not to be confused with {{Neologism}} which is making up words to ''add'' to current dictionaries. TwistingTheWords is when someone applies this trope to a word someone ''else'' used, and SeparatedByACommonLanguage and DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch is when they are using the word correctly- with a different dictionary.



See ArtisticLicenseLinguistics

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See also: ArtisticLicenseLinguistics
31st May '14 7:30:46 PM Scorpion451
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Pretending that a word means whatever you want it to mean. This isn't just trying to help a language evolve. It's outright acting like a word's definition only should be what you want it to be.

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Pretending that a word means whatever you want something it to mean. This isn't just trying does not; not in an attempt to help a language evolve. It's outright acting like evolve, but taking a word's definition only should be what you want it to be.
LastStand defending a {{Malapropism}} and your [[HonorBeforeReason honor]].



Wait ... That's just ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course [[YouFailLogicForever people think the label of fascism is bad, and not the actual definition]], so you just make the label apply, and you magically make everyone believe you.

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Wait ... That's just ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course [[YouFailLogicForever people think its the label ''label'' of fascism that is bad, and not the actual definition]], definition, [[RefugeInAudacity so you just make the label apply, and you magically make everyone believe you.
you]].



Compare NewSpeak, ImplausibleDeniability, ChewbaccaDefense, NoTrueScotsman, and MetaphoricallyTrue. Not to be confused with {{Neologism}} which is making up words to ''add'' to current dictionaries.

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Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, and the dictionary meaning of words can and do change over time- many dictionaries now include some variation on "derogatory term for a disliked politician/political group seen as dictatorial" as one definition of fascism, for instance.

Compare Malapropism, NewSpeak, ImplausibleDeniability, ChewbaccaDefense, NoTrueScotsman, and MetaphoricallyTrue. Not to be confused with {{Neologism}} which is making up words to ''add'' to current dictionaries. TwistingTheWords is when someone applies this trope to a word someone ''else'' used, and SeparatedByACommonLanguage and DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch is when they are using the word correctly- with a different dictionary.

Contrast AccidentalInnuendo, and UnfortunateImplications when someone uses a word ''strictly'' by the dictionary definition ignoring important colloquial meanings, and JiveTurkey and TotallyRadical for when dictionaries finally catch up with past vernacular a few years late. HaveAGayOldTime and [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensue]] when the alternate slang meaning becomes the primary meaning, and GetTheeToANunnery occurs when a slang meaning is lost to time.

See ArtisticLicenseLinguistics
30th Nov '13 3:52:43 PM sonicsuns3
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Wait ... That's just their definition of fascism, not yours. Of course [[YouFailLogicForever people think the label of fascism is bad, and not the actual definition]], so you just make the label apply, and you magically make everyone believe you.

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Wait ... That's just their ''their'' definition of fascism, not yours. Of course [[YouFailLogicForever people think the label of fascism is bad, and not the actual definition]], so you just make the label apply, and you magically make everyone believe you.



Compare NewSpeak, ImplausibleDeniability, ChewbaccaDefense and NoTrueScotsman, FromACertainPointOfView. Not to be confused with {{Neologism}} which is making up words to ''add'' to current dictionaries.

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Compare NewSpeak, ImplausibleDeniability, ChewbaccaDefense and ChewbaccaDefense, NoTrueScotsman, FromACertainPointOfView.and MetaphoricallyTrue. Not to be confused with {{Neologism}} which is making up words to ''add'' to current dictionaries.
16th Jul '13 1:03:10 PM GhostOfAGeek
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%%% No Examples, please. For some reason they just devolve into complaints. This just defines the term.

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%%% No Examples, please. For some reason they just devolve into complaints. This just defines the term.
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