In case you weren’t aware, Dictionary.com has a separate search page for “All the Words,” which you can use to find “the real meanings of slang, emoji, and other weird ‘words.'” One of those weird expressions you can learn more about is “Don’t Tread on Me”:
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) September 2, 2019
— Timothy, The Angry Homo (@ncanarchist) September 2, 2019
Everything is now racist.
— Based Chewtoy (@HoundOfDoom) September 2, 2019
Because of course.
— ??❌ (@TacoSalad85) September 2, 2019
Of course. Though, to be fair, the offered definition of “Don’t Tread on Me” doesn’t directly say that the expression is racist; it merely suggests that it seems racist because conservatives and libertarians use it.
Actually the big takeaway is the correlate conservatism/libertarian with racism.
— Mark Prosia (@Monkey_MarkP) September 2, 2019
If conservatives and libertarians use something it appears racist. Didn't you know? Honestly this isn't the first time I have heard this.
— Magnanimo (@xxMagnanimousXX) September 2, 2019
"making it seem racist"
what they are saying is: If repeated by republicans or libertarians, any phrase just magically "becomes" racist.
— tal ⚽️???️ (@gatordad04) September 2, 2019
And then there’s this:
Wrong century but hey, the dictionary isn't supposed to necessarily get facts straight
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) September 2, 2019
What the fuck is this Tumblr post further down the page pic.twitter.com/JOAQ65xudO
— Joey (@jolkyb) September 2, 2019
So, basically, the lesson we’ve learned here is this:
We live in an insane world. https://t.co/bQ0mKp0SHr
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) September 2, 2019