Balkanisation/Balkanization (noun) – the process of dividing a country or a larger region into smaller areas where people all dislike or fight each other. Balkanise/Balkanize (verb) – to divide a region/territory into smaller hostile areas. Balkanisation – a geopolitical pejorative term with such a sinister meaning. It was coined in the early 19th century, accordingContinue reading “Balkanisation”


From a weapon to an aggressive woman… Battle-axe (woman) – an unpleasant and frightening woman with a strong opinion. Battle-axe – a term, generally considered pejorative, describes an aggressive, bossy woman with determined attitude. I could not find an exact etymology of the term but the temperance activist Carrie Nation, known for attacking alcohol-serving establishmentsContinue reading “Battle-axe”

Social Justice Warrior

Nobody mourns for these warriors and brigades nor glorifies them… Social justice warrior Person who is seen as too progressive or left-wing (often abbreviated as SJW). Social justice warrior (SJW) – a pejorative term for an individual who promotes socially progressive views such as multiculturalism, feminism or civil rights, but desiring personal validation rather thanContinue reading “Social Justice Warrior”

Armchair Warrior

”Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” – Carl von Clausewitz Armchair warrior (noun) – fighting, but only verbally, from the comfort of one’s living room. Armchair warrior – a pejorative term which describes activities such as advocating use of armed forces instead of diplomatic means in resolving conflicts or speakingContinue reading “Armchair Warrior”