Satirsajten The Daily Mash, som enligt Wikipedia har målgruppen ”procrastinating office workers”, har skrivit en artikel om ”bigotgate”. De ger en rejäl känga åt bland andra The Guardian. Men med tanke på Guardian-artiklarna i mitt förra inlägg så framstår satiren som lite off-target:
The word ‘bigot’, introduced into the English language in the late 16th Century, lost all meaning shorty after 11pm last night, it has been confirmed.
Word managers at the Oxford English Dictionary said ‘bigot’ became officially meaningless when the one millionth person on Twitter used it to describe an old lady from Rochdale who used the word ‘immigrants’.
Tom Logan, the OED’s deputy director of A to C, said: ”Meaning-wise, ‘bigot’ has been on shaky ground for quite some time and, like most bad things, it’s entirely the fault of The Guardian.
”Guardian readers think anyone who doesn’t love The Wire is a bigot. They think anyone who hasn’t had an interesting experience in a two-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is a bigot. They think anyone who doesn’t like Greco-Javanese fusion food is a bigot.
”Meanwhile, anyone who hasn’t read a book about the right-wing media conspiracy against Hezbollah is the absolute worst kind of bigot and of course they now think I’m an appalling bigot for pointing that out.