Word (Microsoft) Easter Egg - Liberal Bias in Thesaurus

This is an example of liberals being biased again.

Use the Thesaurus to look up the words "Liberal" and "Conservative."

Liberal comes up with:

Open-minded

Broadminded

Moderate

Noninterventionist

Freethinking

Tolerant

Laissez-faire


Conservative comes up with:

Traditional

Conventional

Conformist

Unadventurous

Old-fashioned

Traditionalist

Old school


Yet again, liberals are made to look good, while conservatives (even if they're moderate conservatives) are made to look bad!

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 08-19-2006
Reviewed By: racedogg2, MorPH
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Huntron writes:
Conservative and liberal aren't just political terms, they have other meanings. The dictionary isn't talking about conservative people, it's talking about the word conservative. When people call themselves conservative, they usually aren't saying that they are old fashioned, they are saying that they have conservative political beliefs. This isn't an easter egg at all, and you people are idiots.
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Jboy writes:
Umm... those would be the correct synonyms the words "liberal" or "conservative" have had for at least a 100 years.
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Jboy is right; the words "conservative" and "liberal" have non-political meanings. That's where the political meanings came from. Not all of them apply, and for the ones that do, whether they're positive or negative is a matter of opinion (for example, if you're a conservative, chances are you don't think being conservative is a bad thing).
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gramps5000 writes:
OMG! The English language has a liberal bias!!!
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punkingrower writes:
It's not biased. It's the dictionary definition. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/liberal (If the link doesn't work, go to dictionary.com. Then look up conservative.)
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Why don’t you look up paranoid?
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PnubK1 writes:
1. Traditional - what’s wrong with tradition? Is Christmas not a tradition? 2. Conventional - why use an untested method? 3. Conformist - Sometimes you can’t find a fault in a system 4. Unadventurous - Safe. 5. Old-fashioned - Retro. 6. Traditionalist - See number 1. 7. Old school – Popular amongst rappers The words themselves aren’t negative. It is you who is putting on your own negative connotations. This is not a problem with the English language being bias so much as it is a sociological problem with you wanting to ostracize liberals because of the general decline in favour towards your political beliefs.
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Drahcir writes:
lol
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Ascendancy writes:
I agree; it is biased. This egg isn't really an egg though; it's part of the programming, but yes, it is biased.
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Ascendancy writes:
It's biased! Conservatives ARE made to look bad; how can you not notice that? Sure, there are a few conservatives who are genuinely bad people, but there aren't as many bad conservatives as there are bad left-wingers!
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