Time For A Quick Definition

Directed at no one and apropos of nothing, let’s take a minute out of our day to look at the word bigot:

Main Entry: 1big·ot
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): -s
Etymology: Middle French, bigot, hypocrite, from Old French bigot Norman
1 obsolete : HYPOCRITE; especially : a superstitious religious hypocrite
2 : one obstinately and irrationally, often intolerantly, devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion

You’ll notice the definition lacks any mention of race or ethnicity.  Granted, you’ll find other definitions that include them, but they’re being used as examples.  I’ve been working my ass off today and haven’t had any time for distractions, which always ends up with me thinking about random shit like this.  It’s only February 2nd, but I’m gonna go ahead and say that knowing exactly what this word means is going to be more important than usual this year.

About

Tim Hatch lives in a secret volcano headquarters somewhere in the South Pacific, where he controls the world economy and writes confessional poetry about his disappointing childhood.

His poetry has been published in MungBeing, East Jasmine Review, The Pacific Review, The Vehicle, Touch: The Journal Of Healing, Apeiron Review, and he is the recipient of the 2014 Felix Valdez Award.

He finds writing about himself in the third person to be an overtly seductive invitation to tell lies.

He once captured a French Eagle at Talavera.

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