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Semantics EssayWould you rather belong to the Apple Dumpling Gang or the Crypts The connotation of the word gang reaches hit an all time low in the 1990s We envision todays gang members as drug lords who kill each other on street corners Society rejects and imprisons them Once members of a gang simply shared common interests and enjoyed social acceptance much as members of a club today Many pairs of words have experienced a similar disagreement in connotation throughout the yearsThe term revolutionary currently enjoys more social acceptance than terrorist The mind-set of a revolutionary thinks heshe must change a horrific aspect of society by forcing a break-down in government In the mind of a terrorist heshe must alter an aspect of society he deplores in society by bombings hijackings and assassinations The United States history makes us sympathetic to revolutionaries because the war between America and the British No books refer to it as the American Terrorism because terrorism connotes anarchy and a lack of social structure The actual difference in strategy between the two groups may appear more gentle however they both killRegarding the words gang and club only one denotes violence The dictionary defines gang as A group of persons working together a group of persons having informal and usual close social relations The definition of a club reads as follows An association of persons for some common object usually jointly supported and meeting periodically Hidden beneath each definition lies a more subjective personal definition lodged in each of our minds Why must society negatively characterize gangs and positively characterize clubs We now associate the word gang with group of juvenile delinquents who create disturbances with violence and misconduct Commonly society associates the word club with a positive environment where young people can have positive role models in their lives who support them Unfortunately gangs correspond with corruption and clubs equate with honor Maybe we can solve the gang problem by
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