I was just going to reply to this in the comments for my recent post, but in the interests of fairness, I shall put it here for all to see:
I had a comment on my previous post:
I’m in total agreement with you on everything.
Except one thing:
“Commodification? Making up new words are we? ”
The word “commodification” has been around for several years and is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Harman is certainly silencing, damaging, moralising and a disgrace to the women’s movement, but she is not (as yet) guilty of perpetrating Bush-isms.
[Language nerd slinks away again]
Thank you Snowdrop. Having looked it up, I find that the word ‘commodification’ has been in use since 1977 and that I somehow managed to miss it. You learn something new every day. I learned a new word and was reminded not to post in anger. 🙂
I apologise to Ms Harman for my attack on her vocabulary. I was wrong. I’m sorry.
I take nothing else back though. Nada. Zilch, but I refuse to hide this apology in the comments, which is exactly what I believe they would do to me. If I ever got an apology from them at all about anything. Which I seriously doubt.
Quote of the Day:
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.