martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013

According to the dictionary wealth is immoral

Analyzing the definition of the word "rotten", it seems that the ideology of Spanish language material poverty sponsors.

Of course, as users of the Castilian language, we have every right to question the opinions of the Royal Spanish Academy.

In fact, many people do not understand the meanings use documented in the official dictionary and, every so often, the most exalted writers and scholars of our language, meet to discuss how to use it.

Like it or not, the Dictionaries have some value, mostly recognized and respected.

It is interesting to pay attention to the only official meaning of the word "rotten" (1).

I insist that this is the ONLY meaning reinforces the value of the definition because it excludes ambivalence.

That one meaning is: "Such a person or institution: Corrupted or dominated by immorality."

I confess that until now I thought that word also meant something like "organic matter decaying", but I was wrong, according to the dictionary, corresponds only applied to a phenomenon of immorality referred to individuals or institutions.

However, this surprise is moderate if I compare with the other strange thing.

These Holy Scriptures of the language (I say this with a sense of humor), we extend the single meaning, telling us that, colloquially, the word "rotten" is officially recognized to mean "in great abundance Having money or other material goods. They are filthy rich".

My conclusion is that from the highest authorities who run our main communication tool, (the language), you are validating, standardizing, approving, which have many material goods is directly linked with immorality.

In sum, the Royal Spanish Academy ratifies, confirms, approves that the rich are immoral (because they are filthy rich).

It seems that the Spanish language ideology of material poverty sponsors.

Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Según el diccionario la riqueza es inmoral.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.005)

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