An interesting idea explored by Gabb is the way in which shutting-out whole parts of the English language from the vocabulary of cultural debate effectively tips the balance of debate in favour of the cultural reformists; by imposing a vocabulary that assumes a common mind-set from the start, one closes out even the avenues of potential debate. So for those for whom homosexuals remain inverts and buggers, fatherless children remain bastards and the disabled are handicapped, the melanin-gifted remain black, the follically challenged remain bald and those with learning difficulties remain educationally sub-normal, the very locus of discussion is unavailable. Their voices are simply not heard unless they adopt the language of the cultural revolution. This is not new; Graves of course objected some years ago
Gone are the drab monosyllabic days
When "agricultural labour" still was tilth.
And "100 % approbation", praise;
And "pornographic modernism", filth -
Yet still I stand by tilth and filth and praise.