A shibboleth , in its original signification and in a meaning it still bears today, is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.

A shibboleth , in its original signification and in a meaning it still bears today, is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.

The Swedish tiger was used in Swedish propaganda during WW2. The wordplay is not exactly a shibboleth, but the wordplay requires an understanding of Swedish, "tiger" meaning both "tiger", as in the animal, and "to keep silent". The meaning, then, is that you should not blabber about what might be sensitive things and so endanger your nation.

The Swedish tiger was used in Swedish propaganda during WW2. The wordplay is not exactly a shibboleth, but the wordplay requires an understanding of Swedish, "tiger" meaning both "tiger", as in the animal, and "to keep silent". The meaning, then, is that you should not blabber about what might be sensitive things and so endanger your nation.

LOL's meaning has shifted over the years, but these days it's the internet's shibboleth.

LOL Is Literally Dead, Long Live LOL

LOL's meaning has shifted over the years, but these days it's the internet's shibboleth.

One of a handful of pieces of art that moved me to tears, Doris Salcedo's "Shibboleth" at the Tate Modern.    "What is important is the meaning of the piece. The making of it is not important," she said. Asked how deep the fissure goes, she replied: "It's bottomless. It's as deep as humanity."    According to the artist, the piece is a statement about racism, with the crack representing the gap between white Europeans and the rest of humanity.

Artist Doris Salcedo unveils new installation inside Tate's Turbine Hall

One of a handful of pieces of art that moved me to tears, Doris Salcedo's "Shibboleth" at the Tate Modern. "What is important is the meaning of the piece. The making of it is not important," she said. Asked how deep the fissure goes, she replied: "It's bottomless. It's as deep as humanity." According to the artist, the piece is a statement about racism, with the crack representing the gap between white Europeans and the rest of humanity.

It's best to avoid using and/or, but what should you do if you have to use it? #QuickAndDirtyTips #QDT #GrammarGirl

And/Or

It's best to avoid using and/or, but what should you do if you have to use it? #QuickAndDirtyTips #QDT #GrammarGirl

Atheism, Religion, God is Imaginary. Bible Verses Christians Ignore (New Testament)

Atheism, Religion, God is Imaginary. Bible Verses Christians Ignore (New Testament)

Lose more weight and burn fat faster when you eat enough of these flat-belly nutrients that aren't protein or fiber.

Flat-Belly Nutrients Besides Fiber and Protein

Lose more weight and burn fat faster when you eat enough of these flat-belly nutrients that aren't protein or fiber.

Ghee Butter:    Oh Yes! This butter is made from MCT oil, which means it is not only a butter substitute, but it is fantastic for burning body fat too! It's about time! Melt this butter for your seafood dipping, spread on your toast and use in your baking dishes.YUM! Shelf Stable  Price :$10.99

Ghee Butter: Oh Yes! This butter is made from MCT oil, which means it is not only a butter substitute, but it is fantastic for burning body fat too! It's about time! Melt this butter for your seafood dipping, spread on your toast and use in your baking dishes.YUM! Shelf Stable Price :$10.99

‘What you don’t mean won’t hurt you!’: Marching to Shibboleth with The Firesign Theatre

‘What you don’t mean won’t hurt you!’: Marching to Shibboleth with The Firesign Theatre

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