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Chapulling
1.       si++
3785 posts
 05 Jun 2013 Wed 08:52 pm

Chapulling (Turkish: çapuling) is a neologism derived from the 2013 protests in Turkey after Prime Minister Erdogan´s having used the word çapulcu (roughly translated to "looter" or "marauder") to describe demonstrators.  The word quickly caught on, adopted and anglicized by the demonstrators with a new meaning: fighting for one´s rights. Many took the concept further by integrating the unique nature of the demonstrations and defined it as "to act towards taking the democracy of a nation to the next step by reminding governments of their reason for existence in a peaceful and humorous manner."

 

The Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech referring to the protesters:

We cannot just watch some çapulcu inciting our people. [...] Yes, we will also build a mosque. I do not need permission for this; neither from the head of the Republican People´s Party (CHP) nor from a few çapulcu. I took permission from the fifty percent of the citizens who elected us as the governing party.[3]

The protesters quickly decided to reappropriate the term, and began to describe themselves as çapulcu. Within days, the usually negative term was being used as a positive term of self-identification. International supporters of the Gezi Park events took photos of themselves with messages of "I´m a chapuller, as well" and posted them on social media, addressed to the protesters in Turkey. The movement was supported by the linguist and political critic Noam Chomsky [4], who defined himself as a chapuller, recording the message that "everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance". [5] Cem Boyner, Chairman of Boyner Holding, also supported the movement by holding a banner saying "I´m neither rightist nor leftist, I am a chapuller."

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2.       Abla
3647 posts
 05 Jun 2013 Wed 09:37 pm

Funny. We are seeing a new word being born. Let´s see what its lifespan is going to look like.

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3.       Abla
3647 posts
 06 Jun 2013 Thu 01:14 am

How would you describe Mr. Erdoğan´s language and personal style? He is a populist, can you hear it in his speech? Does he differ from other politicians? I am curious.



Edited (6/6/2013) by Abla

4.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 06 Jun 2013 Thu 03:47 am

 

Quoting Abla

How would you describe Mr. Erdoğan´s language and personal style? He is a populist, can you hear it in his speech? Does he differ from other politicians? I am curious.

 

his speech is effective and powerful, sometimes disturbing and sharp. he is using language effectively as if there is a hidden preacher inside him. he is good at making the people angry  who opposes him. i am not talking about politics, just the language and its usage.

5.       si++
3785 posts
 07 Jun 2013 Fri 12:32 pm

 

Quoting ikicihan

 

 

his speech is effective and powerful, sometimes disturbing and sharp. he is using language effectively as if there is a hidden preacher inside him. he is good at making the people angry  who opposes him. i am not talking about politics, just the language and its usage.

 

His speech was messed up last night. Somebody (one of his ministers) was pointing a torch to the prompter so as for him to see the text better yet he repeated or mixed the very first sentence (He said "vakar, ağırbaşlılık, akl-ı selim" twice).

6.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 08 Jun 2013 Sat 02:23 am

 

Quoting si++

 

 

His speech was messed up last night. Somebody (one of his ministers) was pointing a torch to the prompter so as for him to see the text better yet he repeated or mixed the very first sentence (He said "vakar, ağırbaşlılık, akl-ı selim" twice).

 

i was angry after listening to that speech. not cus of grammatical or language point but cus of what he said and how he said.

 

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