DefinitionsJanuary 19, 2021 Tim WorstallCivil Liberty5 CommentsRevealing, eh? If Parler’s “free speech” website Don’cha just love the parentheses? previousQuite so Polly, quite sonextEh? 5 thoughts on “Definitions” The Meissen Bison January 19, 2021 at 9:01 am Definition parenthesis An explanatory or qualifying word, clause, or sentence inserted into a passage with which it has not necessarily any grammatical connexion, and from which it is usually marked off by round or square brackets, dashes, or commas. PJH January 19, 2021 at 10:27 am Scare quotes, Shirley? Jonathan January 19, 2021 at 10:50 am In Guardian world, ‘ Free Speech’ means you can say anything you like, providing it doesn’t hurt the feelings of our superiors or their favoured protected groups. BraveFart January 19, 2021 at 2:27 pm I used to wonder if the Guardian’s “Comment is Free” section was some sort of sick taunting joke, like Arbeit macht Frei Grikath January 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm Well the german phrase is in and of itself correct… The bibble has variants of it in several places, after all… Like the Guardian section, context is everything here…. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.