A.K.A. Deplorable

Saw an unfamiliar acronym over at Maverick Philosopher the the other day: “SIXHIRB”. I had to look it up. It’s a coinage of Dennis Prager’s, and it stands for Sexist, Intolerant, Xenophobic, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Racist, Bigoted: the “basket” of cudgels routinely applied to anyone to the right of the Vox editorial staff.

I’d have preferred “BRIXISH”: it sounds more like an adjective, and carries a faint echo of America’s founding people and culture (i.e., the usual target). But it’s still handy to have a linguistic shortcut for these reflexive and ubiquitous slurs, so here’s a nod to Mr. Prager.

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  1. Rick says

    Howzabout the ever-handy:
    Rhymes deliciously with our moto.

    Posted December 10, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
  2. I like BRIXISH a lot better. Also the implication of bricks is stunning, and the similarity to Brexit, as well as the fact that I can pronounce it without having to remember all the Leftist hate-terms in order. Good find.

    Posted December 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  3. My preferred cudgel in response to the Left is “ESADMF“.

    Posted December 10, 2016 at 7:36 pm | Permalink