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Fox Populi - Issue #7 - That word does not mean what you think it means

Coup'd you not

Fox Populi

February 2 · Issue #7 · View online
Thoughts on art, life, culture, politics, and the places those things intersect.

Coup’d you not

1. Sometimes coups go all the way
Myanmar is under a military dictatorship almost a month to the day after the US narrowly avoided a white supremacist coup. Journalist Aye Min Thant live-tweeted their experience in the middle of it.
Aye Min Thant on Twitter: "I guess I'll be live tweeting a coup now. Things are still pretty quiet for now, though people are awake and scared. I've been fielding calls since 6 am from friends and relatives. The internet is in and out and my sim card no longer works."
2. Context is everything
It’s all in which sense of the word you mean. Here are some links on how dictionary builders decide what definitions to share, and how important context is to understanding.
How Does a Word Get Into the Dictionary? | Merriam-Webster
Is there a doctor in the house?
Rebecca 💉 on Twitter: "Sent to me by a software engineer friend 🤣… "
Every person pushing “real name” policies seems to have good intentions, but they’re missing some vital context.
The Real Name Fallacy - Coral by Vox Media
Politicians doing events love to play songs that are critical of their politics.
How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam Movie | Pitchfork
Context is everything.
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