English to Afrikaans Meaning :: shibboleth

Shibboleth :
sjibbolet
- sjibboletshibboleths
 

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Noun(1) a favorite saying of a sect or political group(2) a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people

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(1) In these globalising times, nobody likes to hear the old shibboleth from the past.(2) Political correctness is a shibboleth , a convenient catch - all term with which progressive policies can be tainted by association with absurd anecdotes.(3) They broke with the old shibboleth that sovereignty cannot be divided and thus that there must be some supremely sovereign legislative body in every independent political unit.(4) The various shocks that have convulsed the Japanese economy in the past decade have tested traditional management shibboleths to destruction.(5) Bizarre or not, uncritical attachment to old shibboleths inexorably yield contradiction.(6) It is more or less free of regional, class, and other shibboleths , although the issue of a ÔÇÿstandard accentÔÇÖ often causes trouble and tension.(7) It holds up the assumptions about Beauty, Truth, Genius, Civilisation, Taste and other shibboleths to bracing class and gender analysis.(8) If it means questioning old shibboleths and finding new means of spending public money in partnership with the private sector then that might be no bad thing.(9) Ideological liberalism and cutthroat business tactics went hand in hand with a slackened commitment to the traditional journalistic shibboleths of objectivity and accuracy in reporting.(10) It is mandatory reading for the high school and college students who are spoon-fed the politically correct shibboleths that obscure an understanding of the men to whom we owe a unique debt of gratitude for our freedom.(11) Yet, it points to a tendency - I'll put it as weakly as that - toward re-marketing tired conservative shibboleths as funky new contrarian understandings.(12) It's not bad to be reminded that there's a whole horde of men of his generation out there in the sticks for whom the old shibboleths are pretty important.(13) But discarding a few outmoded shibboleths does not create a society that is at ease with itself and free of class anxieties, frictions and divisions.(14) In fact, it appears to us that a number of longstanding economic shibboleths are about to be blown apart if the dollar's descent continues.(15) And we can't blind ourselves to it or hide behind old shibboleths .(16) That is why those people arguing shibboleths , arguing for referendums, are defeating their own argument, because the strength of the argument we have heard today is exactly why we should not have a referendum.
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Noun
1. slogan ::
slagspreuk
2. catchword ::
slogan
3. motto ::
leuse
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shibboleth, shibboleths
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