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Merriam-Webster Alters
Definition Of Sexual
“Preference” To Say It’s
Offensive After Hirono
Attacked Barrett For Using It

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 10/14/2020 2:57:08 PM

As far as I can tell, critics have them dead to rights on this. Check the Wayback Machine and you’ll find that Merriam-Webster’s definition of “preference” said nothing about the term being offensive as of September 28, the last time the page was archived. Today the label “offensive” has been attached, with this note about usage: Usage of Preference The term preference as used to refer to sexual orientation is widely considered offensive in its implied suggestion that a person can choose who they are sexually or romantically attracted to. It’s … strange that the alleged offensiveness of the term came to M-W’s attention only recently if it’s “widely considered” to be taboo.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine 10/14/2020 3:05:33 PM (No. 572442)
So when did this happen? What's wrong with saying sexual preference. I can't find anything wrong with either word, although together they are non-sense since we don't get to choose.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: snakeoil 10/14/2020 3:17:35 PM (No. 572452)
My sexual preference is not to have sex with Mad Cow Hirono.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 10/14/2020 3:34:56 PM (No. 572481)
Just attacks from all over the place. From sources you wouldn't even think had aqn agenda.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono 10/14/2020 3:36:08 PM (No. 572485)
Sexual Preference offends? But the definition of Sexual Preference hasn't changed, and Sexual Preference was never offensive, before. The problem is with whomever changed their opinion about Sexual Preference, and are now choosing to be 'offended' by Sexual Preference. So if you got a problem with Sexual Preference, go to Hirono. And ask HER what her Sexual Preference is.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/14/2020 3:36:56 PM (No. 572487)
Leftoids can choose to be offended by any arrangement of sounds, letters, words, pixels, or dots of ink on paper that they choose. Their choice of emotions confers no right for them to do anything to anyone else about it. Personally, I find the CO2 emissions from liberals exhaling to be offensive. Does that mean I can force liberals to stop exhaling?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: emmajustin 10/14/2020 4:08:10 PM (No. 572531)
So sexual preference is no prohibited. Why cannot I say sexual preference. Is there something I am spelling in sexual preference that is incorrect? Do the words sexual preference now not go together? Who says I cannot say sexual preference? Who is upset when I say sexual preference? Sexual preference, 2 words used together in a sentence to indicate someone's sexual preference. Hmm, sexual preference seems to be the correct words to use when indicating someone's sexual preference.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 10/14/2020 4:08:41 PM (No. 572532)
Hirono has to be the dumbest U.S. Senator in U.S. history. At Amy's confirmation hearing she said to Amy: "I read your opinion." Hirono understanding a judicial decision from the 7th circuit is as unlikely as a four year old child understanding a book written in Ancient Greek.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NeverForget 10/14/2020 4:18:27 PM (No. 572539)
Noah Webster must be spinning in his grave.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 10/14/2020 4:58:56 PM (No. 572565)
Need to find a new dictionary.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Venturer 10/14/2020 5:02:02 PM (No. 572570)
It's kinda funny Hirono calling the word preference offensive after asking the only lady in the hearing if she ever raped anyone.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: nina584 10/14/2020 5:38:47 PM (No. 572609)
Hirono is disaster on wheels. Read about her family history. A total disaster which reflects who she is these days
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40 10/14/2020 5:44:34 PM (No. 572613)
#12, there is probably a witness in waiting for tomorrow that will make this bizarre question clearer. Say, a former student who would claim harassment or 'homophobic ' micro aggression or whatever. Their goal, would be not to prove their point eventually but to get a postponement by hook or by crook. I am not looking forward to Thursday.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma 10/14/2020 6:22:16 PM (No. 572645)
bingo #14. This is all in the plan. Now the dems will bring their irons to the fire and try to delay. will be all lies, but they will proceed. Hope our Republicans stand up for this women.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Merlin251 10/14/2020 6:49:19 PM (No. 572663)
This is exactly how the 'Ministry of Truth' (Minitrue) functioned in George Orwell's dystopian novel, 'Nineteen Eighty Four'. Winston Smith, the novel's protagonist, worked long hours at the 'Ministry of Truth' as a functionary in the Records Department where his job was to rewrite historical documents so they match the constantly changing current party line. Considering that a great many people today rely on and use online dictionaries instead of hard copy ones on a daily basis, no-one would have been the wiser had someone not published this story. We have officially arrived in 'Nineteen Eighty Four'!!! ☹️☹️☹️
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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/14/2020 8:58:42 PM (No. 572769)
More offensine, much more offensive, than "sexual preference" is "Mazie Hirono."
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grateful 10/14/2020 10:12:54 PM (No. 572831)
So, the 'B' in LGBT supposedly indicates bi-sexual. When one of them opens the telephone book and s touches a random name to make a date, are they not making an involuntary preference?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 10/14/2020 10:51:04 PM (No. 572871)
OK, so now even the dictionary folks are changing the meaning of words in real time to push extreme leftist viewpoints. The commies have taken over the dictionary.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: subal 10/15/2020 2:15:07 AM (No. 572952)
Hirono - only politician uglier than Waters!
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