>Eye-deology/ eh-deology: if you use the word, you’ve got one

>Suddenly, every newspaper and anti-life, anti-family spokesperson is talking about ehd-eology. When did the pronounciation change? About the same time the definition came to mean “religious,” “right-wing,” or “Republican,” I guess.

In the old days, before partial birth abortion became “D&X,” and “human embryos” became “spare,” the word was ideology, pronounced with a long “i.” The dictionary contains both pronounciations, but I can’t remember ever hearing the short vowel. And, as though it’s spreading like a virus, the word is being used by proponents of abortion, “physician-assisted-suicide,” alternative living arrangements, and clone and kill.

If we are talking about the “id,” Freud’s name for the child-like, “I want” part of our personality, I guess the pronounciation is correct.

If you use the word, you are exposing your own “ideology.”

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3 thoughts on “>Eye-deology/ eh-deology: if you use the word, you’ve got one

  1. >That has been driving me nuts too; as well as the noun form "idealogue" — as though it were a synonym for mean rotten person full of hate…Excuse me, but if you have a belief system that you try to live by then you are an "idealogue". It's not a bad thing…now if we could only convince the press…

    Posted by Jessica | October 20, 2005, 8:24 pm
  2. >Good catch. And when will someone ask why the "progressivists'" id-eology is better than my eyedeology?

    Posted by LifeEthics.org | October 20, 2005, 9:17 pm
  3. >People have to think in terms of ideas.But they don't have to think in terms of ideologies, which are rigid sets of ideas, into which experience is shaped to fit. No one should have a 'belief system to live by': people should have beliefs that evolve, grow, and gain complexity and nuance in interactions with a complicated world. Relying on a fixed system of ideas is equivalent to self-lobotomy. Are Progressivist ideologies better or worse than conservative ideologies? Who cares? Anyone whose thinking is dominanted by an ideology is closed-minded — has a mind like a steel trap.

    Posted by jimmy | November 4, 2005, 1:51 pm

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