Former war veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa MAJOR newspapers in the United States, such as the New York Times, employ lexicographers; people who study the dictionary (meanings of words) to a tee, even deciding whether the word Negro should be spelt with a capital N. Like my illustrious Philistine brother, Chris Mutsvangwa, they realised a long time ago that if meanings of words can be twisted towards new ideas, those words have been “weaponised.” The US has been going through seismic social shifts for a very long time. Progressives realised, long before the conservatives did, that words should be calibrated to separate them from their original meanings. Former president Barack Obama was a master in “calibrating” (his…