Thursday, April 28, 2011

.. isms

Had been pondering  "..isms" for a while .. racism, capitalism, terrorism, socialism, feminism  .. birthism  etc.(contributionism?) - but hadn't really clarified it into some sort of shortish comment. Still haven't, but this shortish video sums up a few things .. and is a foundation for further thought.

capitalism;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Fzm1hEiDQ&feature=player_embedded
which sort of looks at 'terrorism'.

Hang about, this post will be edited and sort of refined(?) - or not. Felt the need to post it now (thanks for link, Link)

11 comments:

Davoh said...

scheiss, how long is the list of "isms"?

ljm (Amias and Liquidplastic) said...

I have seen this video before, and I agree completely.

Davoh said...

schisms
prisims ..

Vest said...

Ow about Orgasism or ism
that a proper word?

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

This is one "ism" list, and believe it or not, it's got the word "humanism" ---

Davoh said...

um, methinks 'organism' is a 'proper' word .. which could, perhaps, drift toward orgasism ..

Davoh said...

Thanks for the list, Amias .. but "-ism" can be applied to any word, and renders it meaningless.

Gerry said...

Thanks for the link to that video, Davo. I'm going to borrow it.

Also, I wasn't being facetious about your father,ok?

What about antiismism?

Davoh said...

No need to thank me, Gerry, apparently the video is viral - any can catch it.

mm, antiismism? almost as good as antidisestablishmentarianism.

Gerry said...

Davo...

No no no no no..

Antidisestablismentarianism is an ism.

Whereas antiismism is opposed to isms.

And it's shorter.

DO try to pay attention...

Davoh said...

OK Gerry, no need to repeat yourself .. much as it pains me to admit it .. you are correct.

Antiismism is a better word, since on further thought 'antidisestablishment arianism" actually ends up supporting the "establishment" .. and that we cannot have..?