Richard Thripp


Oldspeak & Newspeak


criminal = wrongdoer
crime = wrongdoing
interrogation = interview
torture = pain compliance; enhanced interrogation techniques
suspect = person of interest
housewife = stay-at-home mom
school = learning center
antique = vintage
caretaker = caregiver
crippled = physically challenged
tradesman = trades worker
soldier = service member
medical care = healthcare
insurance company/hospital = healthcare provider
socialized medicine = universal healthcare
house builder = home builder
Department of War = Department of Defense
war = intervention
medic = emergency medical technician
nursery = daycare center
nursing home = assistant living facility
arrested = detained
imprisoned = detained
prisoner = detainee
prison = detention center
eyeglasses = eye wear
shoes = footwear
policeman = police officer/law enforcement officer
police station = law enforcement center
fireman = firefighter
puddling = ponding
enemy = terrorist
infanticide = right to choose
79¢ =.79¢
mistake = miscommunication
blockade = sanctions
waiter/waitress = server
check = cash
bomb = improvised explosive device
gals = guys
wife beating = domestic violence
sex change = gender reassignment
whore = sex worker
stewardess = flight attendant
citizen = civilian
government overthrow = regime change
The Orient = Asia
Oriental = Asian
Afro-American = African American
Indian = native American

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Why does a mother have the right to contract the murder of her unborn child regardless of whether she chose the father?

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