Welcome to the Mark in Russia Podcast Network, episode # 052, and I’m your host, Mark.
You can listen to all of my podcasts at www.markinrussia.com
Today we’ll have one of our weekly Grammar Shorts, which are short podcasts which concentrate on a narrow issue of Grammar, typically 5 to 7 minutes in length. Today I decided that since this is an election year in America, that I would have an election year themed grammar topic.
It seems that during each election cycle the main stream media discovers a word or words which are new to them. Bear in mind that they are already well known words to average people with a brain, but I’m speaking about main stream media.
Today I’ll talk about the words, “narcissist” and “misogynist”.
Let’s start with the meaning of narcissism.
The definition of narcissism is:
1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself.
2. A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
As a noun: narcissist
As an adjective: narcissistic
As an adverb: narcissistically
How about some synonyms?
Vanity, Self-absorption, Selfishness, Conceit, Self-importance
OK, let’s use it in a sentence:
Obama is a narcissist.
Obama is the most narcissistic president in U.S. history.
In his political ads, Obama narcissistically claims credit for the killing of Osama Bin Ladin.
Wow Mark, that’s pretty harsh, don’t you think? Actually no; the truth is much harsher than this.
The nice thing about being American though, is that I can say this without fear of repercussions, jail or police beatings.
Let’s listen to an audio sound file showing the narcissistic behavior of Obama.
Pretty interesting how he did all of this. I guess that the Navy Seals that actually completed the mission in which Obama was not involved at all in the planning, had nothing to do with this. Actually, as a CYA, otherwise known as “cover your ass” move, Obama made sure that the commander of the operation was fully responsible if things didn’t work out. I suppose that he feels that he killed Bin Ladin because he gave the final OK for this to happen. Like he could have said no.
OK, let’s move on to the word “Misogynist”
Misogynist comes from the word, “Misanthrope” which means:
a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general
[from Greek misos hatred + anthrōpos man]
A misogynist is a misanthrope who specifically hates women.
In this year’s election cycle, the word is being used by the Democrats to describe the fabricated Republican “War on Women”. This of course does not exist, but the Democrats have to invent everything possible for people to not think about the horrible record of Obama before the election.
Actually, I think that most people understand the primary difference between democrat men and republican men. A republican man loves women and a democrat man loves other men. So much for the make believe “Republican War on Women”.
As a noun: misogynist
As an Adjective: misogynistic
Let’s use it in a sentence:
Bill Maher is a misogynist.
As one of the most well known misogynistic Americans, Bill Maher gave Obama one million dollars to help him get reelected.
Well, I hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s Quick Grammar Tip and I hope that you now have a better understanding of “Narcissism” and “misogynist”.
Come back in a week for the next Mark in Russia Quick Grammar Tip. Until then, Goodbye!