The “official” Australian dictionary, Macquarie, is to change the meaning of the word “misogyny” as a result of Prime Minister Gillard’s hysterical shrieking of the word at Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
Apparently, the word “misogyny” means a strict hatred of women, but Macquarie want to change it, to bring it into line with Oxford and dictionary.com.
Andrew Bolt has some suggestions for other changes Macquarie should make, as a result of Gillard’s mangling of the language:
- Hyperbole – now to be pronounced “hyper-bowl”.
- Tenant – now to also mean “tenet”.
- Dungeon – the new pronunciation of “dudgeon”.
- Taliband – alternative noun for Taliban.
- Carns – alternative pronunciation of Cannes.
- Promise – now to mean what you say you’ll do until it suits you to do the opposite.
- Carbon – now to also mean carbon dioxide.
Quite an accomplishment for Prime Minister Day-Knight, donchya think?