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Unintentional But Deliciously Ironic Quote Of The Day

racist - A statement of surrender during an argument. When two people or disputants are engaged in an acrimonious debate, the side that first says "Racist!" has conceded defeat. Synonymous with saying "Resign" during a chess game, or "Uncle" during a schoolyard fight. Originally, the term was meant to indicate that one side was accusing the other of being racist, but once it was noticed that people only resorted to this tactic when all other arguments had been exhausted, it acquired its new meaning of "indicating one's own concession of defeat."

Source: Charles Johnson, from the late and much lamented Little Green Footballs Dictionary.


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Comments (11)

Used to hang at LGF a lot..... (Below threshold)
Zipity:

Used to hang at LGF a lot...now I go there rarely, just to see how far off the rails he is currently......

heh -1 cool point for the b... (Below threshold)
Paul:

heh -1 cool point for the beating the dead horse factor but otherwise a complete freaking 10, lol

P

LGF used to be one o... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:


LGF used to be one of my favorite daily blogs, it is indeed unfortunate Charles drifted so far off the reservation, as to be unrecognizable. Every great once-in-a-while I'll check to see if he has regained his senses, alas! Charles is lost to us. A pity.

Nope, nope... No change ove... (Below threshold)
Gizmo:

Nope, nope... No change over there at LGF! It's all of the rest of us that have changed!!! ;)

Heh, irony bites.... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Heh, irony bites.

Q.E.D.... (Below threshold)

Q.E.D.

He who raises his voice fir... (Below threshold)

He who raises his voice first, loses! Ever tried to listen to some of the premiere racists of our day (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton - that crowd) without earmuffs?

Kinda like what happened t ... (Below threshold)
SicSemperTyrannus:

Kinda like what happened t PoliPundit after he purged Lorie Byrd, DJ Drummond, et al.

Godwin's law for the 21st c... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Godwin's law for the 21st century...

"...it was noticed that ... (Below threshold)
marybel:

"...it was noticed that people only resorted to this tactic when all other arguments had been exhausted..."

Slightly disagree. Many leftists/liberals/progressives I know use calling "racist!" as their first and only tactic. There is NO concept of intelligent exchange of ideas...just name calling.

Divorce really changes men.... (Below threshold)
Mick McMick:

Divorce really changes men. He's a broken man. For pity's sake, let's not poke at his derangement.

On the other hand, calling people 'racist' is one of the lowest things you can stoop to on a blog.

But I take no joy in Charles' misery and paranoia.




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