fighting words


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fighting words

pl.n.
Words that one uses to provoke a fight or hostility: "Fighting words are categorically excluded from the protection of the First Amendment ... [because] their content embodies a particularly intolerable and socially unnecessary mode of expressing whatever idea the speaker wishes to convey" (Antonin Scalia).
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The phrase "fighting words" has carried a negative connotation ever since the 1942 Supreme
Attending the Cheltenham Festival that year, I saw Josh had booked Tim for Fighting Words in the Kim Muir.
In the conclusion, which is titled "Fighting Words and the Liberal Arts," the author reasserts his contention that the "language wars" shifted understanding of knowledge and communication from the rigors of Latin-based conventions to an acceptance of everyday speech, thus allowing the emergence of national literatures.
Do their fighting words represent politics as usual or a serious lapse in civil discourse?
Without an arsenal of fighting words, her delivery felt more like a report than a verbal exchange.
Pollak, ("Some Guy With a Website"), and Ben Smith ("Fighting Words").
Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence BY HECTOR AVALOS (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2005) 444 pp.; $26.00 hardcover
That will be followed by Sunil Thomas Kuruvilla's "Fighting Words," Nov.
New Hampshire, which sanctioned the prohibition of "fighting words": words that "by their very utterance inflict injury" or that "tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace." They can also point to agreements such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which says: "Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law."
The trial court granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the charges as an impermissible restriction on the first amendment freedom of speech, but was reversed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, which held that prosecution under the ordinance was permissible since it was limited to conduct that amounts to "fighting words." The U.S.
Quimbo recalled Santiago's humor-laced fighting words: 'Sugod lang tayo nang sugod dahil ang mga mababa ang IQ titigil din yan!'
President Michael D Higgins launched the postal product, which was created to mark Dublin's permanent designation in July 2010 as a Unesco City of Literature, at the Fighting Words Centre in Dublin City.