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Re: 'Conspiracy Theorist'

Postby Fancy » Apr 28th, 2017, 10:04 am

OldIslander wrote:Well, it's a pretty dull topic. I think the slightly off topic comments have improved the thread greatly...! [icon_lol2.gif] :up:

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Re: 'Conspiracy Theorist'

Postby Passion4Truth » Apr 28th, 2017, 10:13 am

Fancy, when was the term coined?

Hint: Trolls existed before the word troll was used to describe them. lol
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Re: 'Conspiracy Theorist'

Postby Fancy » Apr 28th, 2017, 10:51 am

Passion4Truth wrote:Fancy, when was the term coined?

Hint: Trolls existed before the word troll was used to describe them. lol
One has nothing to do with the other. What is in the public domain already has already been invented. Conspiracy theorists have been described before. Where the words originate was already established well before the '60's.
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Re: 'Conspiracy Theorist'

Postby Fancy » Apr 28th, 2017, 11:13 am

So, no. The CIA did not invent the word “conspiracy theorist.”

A quick search of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) finds that the phrase had been used in May 1964:

New Statesman 1 May 694/2 Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed by the absence of a dogmatic introduction.

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Re: 'Conspiracy Theorist'

Postby Passion4Truth » Apr 29th, 2017, 7:35 am

Well, look at that. You found some pertinent info on another skeptic site.

New Statesman 1 May 694/2 Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed by the absence of a dogmatic introduction.

That quote from the 1997 Oxford English Dictionary, purporting to be from a lone article written in a UK magazine in 1964, is regurgitated on many skeptic sites. The 1997 Oxford English Dictionary alleges the term conspiracy theorist was first used in a UK magazine in 1964 and predates the CIA info. Many of those skeptic sites quote this phrase from the 1997 Oxford dictionary, but none that I see have a link to the purported 1964 article. Have a link?
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Re: 'Conspiracy Theorist'

Postby averagejoe » Apr 29th, 2017, 10:43 am

Passion4Truth wrote:Well, look at that. You found some pertinent info on another skeptic site.


Typical cultural marxism...twisting history to fit the NWO.

That's what these skeptic sites do....and the lefties swallow it all up....
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