Here's a word we need in 2019: Lapidation. An old word for stoning someone to death. proposes we use it for virtual stonings -- outrage mobs that ruin reputations and lives, with little regard for truth or proportion.
We already have a word for that - it's "Twitter"
Lapidation, n. Destructive group outrage, meant to ruin reputations and perhaps lives.
"We shouldn’t lapidate lapidators. But we might remind them of the words of a great opponent of lapidation: 'He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.'"
Lapidation is the word that wants to revive for the process of Destructive Group Outrage. As Bob Dylan sang, “Everybody must get stoned.”
Terrific essay by . Love especially the last para: "We shouldn’t lapidate lapidators. But we might remind them of the words of a great opponent of lapidation: 'He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.'”
>> says "we need a word for destructive group outrage" -- the online mobs that flare up all too often these days. He suggests repurposing the word "lapidation"
. on the age of lapidation (which is another word for stoning)
Lapidation: a term for the modern equivalent of the Two Minutes Hate. Ronald Sullivan has been lapidated (by the left); the same is true of and (by the right). Fox News is a lapidation machine. Left-wing lapidation is too common on campus.
. on the age of lapidation (which is another word for stoning)
makes a good point. used #bigoteering to describe a more narrow version of this phenomenon
What a great article, thanks for sharing it.If you work in #socialmedia or #PR, take 10 minutes to learn from it. (New word to me: lapidation) on the age of lapidation (which is another word for stoning) via
. on the age of lapidation (which is another word for stoning)
"Whenever some transgression has occurred, people want to appear at least as appalled as others in their social group." in
Good piece. Wonder how long ⁦⁩ will avoid lapidation 🤔
Cass has a better word for mobbing—the modern equivalent of medieval stoning.
Fox News is essentially a Lapidation Machine - but there is plenty of lapidating on the left. (Senator Al Franken was a victim of lapidation.)
On lapidation. (A big problem, btw, with twitter, and a reason to get off the platform.)
Let’s dial down on the witch-hunts, suggests New term alert: lapidation-entrepreneur=(approx)witch-hunter
"Lapidators operate as a kind of private police force, enforcing some moral commitment that (in their view) is at risk."
We Need a Word for Destructive Group Outrage, so ⁦⁩ has created one! Let’s nudge people into not wanting to be accused of “lapidation”.