[Ads-l] Cancel Culture

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 08:36:08 EST 2021


"Cancel culture" has broadened its meaning to become "a movement to
suppress opposing political views."

E.g., from Yahoo! News:

"The former Trump and Bush adviser said the decision to root out extremism
in the military was 'cancel culture' and then disparaged Mr Biden's pick
for Secretary of Defense by claiming he was likely hired solely because he
is Black."

JL

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 2:19 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> CNN chyron:
>
> "Trump Wants To Cancel Goodyear."
>
> He wants us to boycott it.
>
> JL
>
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:26 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Bill Mullins wrote:
>> > Earlier in Twitter -- Oct 28, 2016:
>> >
>> > https://twitter.com/unicorninkk/status/792025338616418304
>> > "I hate cancel culture until I want to set things on fire! "
>>
>> Worthwhile topic, Fred. Great citation, Bill.
>> I initiated a germane thread back in May 2019.
>>
>> [Ads-l] Word/Phrase: cancel, cancel culture, cancellation culture
>> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2019-May/154643.html
>>
>> The mailing list message included some tweets with the phrase: "You
>> have been cancelled". The precise meaning was not always clear. The
>> tweet citations begin on Nov 22 2008.
>>
>> Dave Wilton initiated a pertinent thread in February 2020.
>>
>> [Ads-l] Cancel culture, cancel (2018)
>> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2020-February/156597.html
>>
>> John Baker mentioned the Mashable.com article dated Nov 18, 2017 which
>> was referenced in a tweet.
>> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2020-February/156598.html
>>
>> Dave Wilton presented a tweet together with a reply tweet that
>> exhibited the desired sense on Feb 8, 2017.
>> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2020-February/156599.html
>> https://twitter.com/DougieFresh818/status/829410105502400513
>> https://twitter.com/chazzsplash/status/829410413091631105
>>
>> The tweet found by Bill Mullins appears to be the earliest currently
>> mentioned on this mailing list.
>>
>> Garson
>>
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