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Alt-right glossary

The alt-right uses a lexicon filled with memes, stolen left-wing terminology with altered meanings, and in-jokes. Whether this is because the alt-right consists of a bunch of cringey manchildren or because they hope to hide their racist intentions, the world may never know.

The linguistic poverty of Nazi Germany was noted in Victor Klemperer's 1947 book, The Language of the of the third reich :17-21 The importance of linguistic poverty in propaganda and fascism was emphasized in Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.:53-55

There are terms in this glossary that are used extensively outside of the alt-right. Some of these terms are used in various online communities and even precede the creation of the Internet. The hijacking of these harmless terms is one of their main strategies, as they aim to mask their blatant neo-Nazism; as always, listening to context and method of usage is important for separating innocuous usage from malicious cover.