The Meaningless of Words Like ‘Denormalise’

I wasn’t going to bother tonight because I have been to the pub, but I have decided to bother.

Some time ago, the anti-smoking Zealots invented the word ‘Denormalise’. I suppose that they thought that it was a great wheeze to do so. Further, they have recently invented the word ‘Renormalise’, which, in effect, counters their previously invented word ‘Denormalise’.

In reality, there are only two words in the English language which describe real situations – ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’. It is a case of ‘is’ or ‘is not’. But even though that is true, it is possible to include ‘more normal’ and ‘more abnormal’, and even ‘most normal’ and ‘most abnormal’.

Those words describe ‘states of being’. They are adjectives and not verbs.

A word such as ‘denormalise’ turns an adjective into a verb – a change from a description to an action. I suppose that the inhabitants of Pompeii would have preferred to have been able to ‘denormalise’ Mount Vesuvius. The denormalisation of Mount Vesuvius would have required a ‘miracle’. That is, you cannot ‘denormalise’ the normal. That idea is a contradiction in terms.


But what is becoming more apparent and amusing is that the Zealots are becoming recognised as ‘abnormal’ in their quest to ‘denormalise’ and ‘renormalise’. I mean – they are crazy. Their smarty-farty language is rebounding upon them. Their mental processes are ‘abnormal’. Anti-smoking is becoming more and more abnormal.Why? Because smokers are human beings and ought not to be subject to anti-human denormalisation or renormalisation. The idea that a Small Gang can decide what is normal and what is abnormal is contrary to every principle of human cooperation that has ever been devised.

The Anti-smoker movement is equivalent to a Pro-slavery movement. Words like ‘denormalise’ and ‘renormalise’ reveal it. In themselves, such words mean’objectification’. Smokers are objects and not human beings, and might as well be slaves, and publicans were forced to ejects these ‘objects’ from their premises. But, if that publican was himself a smoker, then he himself was an ‘object’, being forced to exclude other ‘objects’.

And yet Cameron et al are demanding that we must all reconcile ourselves to being objects in the wonderful superhuman entity known as the EU. We might as well live in Communist Russia.


Finally, we smokers have every right that can be imagined to be left alone and not persecuted by sin taxes and smoking bans. It seems clear to me that persons with doctorates should be doing the jobs which they are experts at, and not punishing smokers or fatties. If they do behave in that way, then they are not doing their job.


I have been thrutching about trying to find ‘the idea’. It has something to do with language. Imagine the idea of ‘hot’ language as compared with ‘cold’ language.

Enough for tonight.



8 Responses to “The Meaningless of Words Like ‘Denormalise’”

  1. elenamitchell Says:

    When are we going to be arrested and subjected to Re-education? That’s what I want to know.

    • junican Says:

      ‘We’ have already been re-educated. The seed of re-education was planted some decades ago and came to fruit during the reign of King Tony when the smoking ban was enacted.

  2. garyk30 Says:

    sin taxes

    Another strange phrase.
    Smoking and drinking are not Biblical sins and elected govts can not legislate sins, only legal or not legal actions.

    • junican Says:

      I have said before that taxes exist for only one purpose, which is to sustain the necessary activities of Government and no more.

  3. Rose Says:

    Buzzwords like Denormalisation are very useful to me when typed into a search engine to find out what the blighters have been up to.

  4. Timothy Goodacre Says:

    Smokers should be treated with great respect. After all our tobacco taxes keep the NHS afloat.

    • junican Says:

      No Tim. That is a pretence. When the zealots claim that smokers cost the NHS, then we can say that smokers more than pay their way in that respect. The reality is that smokers are a milch cow to be drained of their money so as to keep the taxes of non-smokers down.
      Taxes go into a big pot. There is no ‘ring fencing’ of the taxes. What is ring-fenced is certain activities which the Government has PROMISED (for the time being) to provide from taxes. EG, the Gov has said that taxes raised from the Sugar Tax will be ring-fenced to provide exercise opportunities for youths. That is a lie. Such services will be provided or they will not.

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