Did it ever happen that you couldn’t stand a word or a phrase? Just don’t like the ring of it, or the associations?
Would it be nice to just replace all these expressions with things that we experience as more honest?
I googled this three minutes ago and, flash! there it was: I found a Firefox plugin today that does just that: FoxReplace. Works like a charm. There are options to auto replace on page load, replace HTML or URLs, and it comes with a mechanism to match any URL like “http://*.example.net/| “.
Here are a few words that I am replacing in order to make my news websites digestible:
- worker > slave
- NRA > gun fanatics
- growth > expansion at all costs
- capitalism > planetary rape
- banker > wanker
- the system > the corrupt system
You get the idea. And because words have an aura and when we read them often enough, they shape our world, this could be a small but meaningful contribution in the fight against the system.
I think this is an awesome plugin ;-