People need to buy a dictionary and learn what the word bigot means, because they don't know what it means.Posted by: xhammy
A bigot is "a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion." for example: A person who here's an opinion and because they think it is immoral/wrong refuses to even listen or dispute them and may immediately resort to name calling. A belief could be utterly horrible and that person may still not be a bigot so long as they are able to calmly debate without instantly demonizing the opponent in their mind.
People are not using it right and may in some cases think it means anyone who has an apposing opinion
People are usually using it right.
I agree that it is frequently misused.
All the people who have different views that you are called bigots. Who's the real bigot here?
It's really sad how much people continually misuse the word "bigot" when they don't know what the word really means. A society does not get to re-interpret its definition because doing so would be subverting (or perverting) the power and authority of the English language - which sets a dangerous precedent in the linguistic realm. Being corrupt or ever-changing does not justify any society the means to change the definition of "bigot". Instead of forcing new meaning onto the word "bigot, " we should first understand its true definition before applying it into our own messages (given that the word "bigot" is used correctly). We must respect the true definition of "bigot, " because otherwise we'd be misleading people into believing something that wasn't an issue in the first place. Misuses of individual words cannot be compared with bad or incorrect grammar because grammar is about form/structure whilst words are about concept. Incorrect grammar can be understood, But incorrect use of a word can arouse a thought that completely deviates from the word's actual definition. Just because you see or hear the word "bigot" doesn't always mean people know what it means or how to use it.
Its really sad how much people care about dictionary definitions more than hatered and real issues. Society controls what words mean. Language evolves maybe the dictionary is out of step woth the times i dont know. Instead of trying to control the words people used when you still fully understand the medsage theyre trying to get across, maybe worry more about the actual message? Its the same thing as people who constantly correct grammer. No one thinks its clever.