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Can you use ‘post-truth’ in a sentence?

Posted by   /  November 17, 2016  /  1 Comment

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From Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

(growlery [archaic] a place to retreat to, alone, when ill-humored)

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer

You may now, thanks to Oxford Dictionaries, the so-called global leader in language.

Post-truth: An adjective defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

Huh?

Post-truth even beat out Steve Bannon’s “alt-right.”

“Post-truth extends that notion from an isolated quality of particular assertions to a general characteristic of our age,” Oxford wrote.

Huh?

As I wrote last year, we’re ruining a beautiful language, with millennial hip lexicon such as “photobomb,” “selfie,” “twerking” and “meme” that are among 50,000 new words that were added to the various dictionaries last year.

As I’ve suggested previously, let’s find existing synonyms or phrases for someone sneaking into a photo, or taking a photo of him/herself, or doing a new gyration.

Wouldn’t perception is reality suffice for post-truth, or am I just being “adorkable?”

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1 Comment

  1. christian says:

    I see two ways to look at this – Either it is sad that we label and on some level accept that people bend truth or don’t bother to inform themselves when making statements, or we can or should be a little happy that at least we are bothering to identify what is crap and what is not. The former is downright Orwellian and the latter still feels like it uncomfortably blurs the line between opinion or assertions and fact. Having an opinion does not make statements factual.

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