Oxford Dictionary Forced To Create New Word For Hypocrisy And Lying Following Kavanaugh Hearing And Trump Rally
Following recent events, principally the giving of evidence by Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judicial Committee, and the subsequent speech by Donald Trump at a political rally in Southaven, Mississippi, academics working for The Oxford English Dictionary, the principal historical dictionary of the English language published by Oxford University Press, have found it necessary to create three new words.
A spokesperson for the Oxford University Press, Professor C. Leverdick, said, “We watched Kavanaugh give his evidence to the Senate Committee of the Judiciary and were literally lost for words. Then when we saw the speech that Trump made to his followers at his Southaven Rally we were again totally stumped. There just weren’t the words in the English language to properly define what we had seen. So, we had no choice but to invent these new ones.”
When asked what specifically were the tipping points that led to the decision to create new words, Prof. Leverdick said, “When we heard Trump say that he understood in America a person was innocent until proven guilty, referring to the treatment meted out by his opponents to Brett Kavanaugh. Such an outrageous assertion goes beyond hypocrisy. It was as if he had never listened to himself droning on about ‘crooked Hillary!’ So we invented the word ‘trumpocrisy.’ Then when we saw Kavanaugh sniffing, blubbing and shouting in the senate hearing, making out he was a trainee monk all through college, when all his old college buddies were coming out of the woodwork shaking their heads and saying he was regularly an incoherent and aggressive drunk, often comatose through booze and a sex pest. We had to invent the word ‘brettfibbery’ to cover this.”
Prof. Leverdick then went on to play a video extract from Trump’s red neck rally in Southaven. At the lectern Trump mocked the performance at the hearing of the lady that had accused Judge Kavanaugh of assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. In a mocking voice Trump said, “How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’”
Trump then added, “How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know…. But I had one beer – that’s the only thing I remember.’”
“After seeing this clip,” said prof. Leverdick, “We were again faced with having to come up with a new word that could accurately define this beyond believable outrageous and vile behaviour from the Commander-in-Chief of the free world. We all put our thinking caps on and after a few hours came up with ‘trumpshammery.’”
The professor went on to give the precise definitions of the new words as they will be entered into the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. They were as follows:
Trumpocrisy: Is defined as the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, especially with respect to moral beliefs involve dissimulation, pretence, or a sham to a level that is shamefacedly far beyond that of credible belief.
Brettfibbery: The aggressive telling of a stream of blatant lies, false statements or untruthfulness in the face of irrefutable truth, without showing shame.
Trumpshammery: The lack of any feelings of guilt or shame by someone in high office for inflicting humiliation and distress on someone in a lower social position just for telling an unwelcome truth.
When asked whether there was a word that could accurately describe Donald Trump’s behaviour since he took office, the professor shrugged his shoulders and said, “Shite!”