Thursday, May 10, 2007

Gitmoize – verb

To render similar to the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

USAGE: The general came to Abu Ghraib to Gitmoize the facility.

COMMENT: Although the word was coined to describe the replication of Gitmo interrogation techniques at other detention facilities, it has come to have broader significance. For example:

(1) Global warming has so Gitmoized the local climate that entrepeneurs have begun opening beach resorts.

(2) Shows like "Fear Factor" and "Jackass" Gitmoized reality TV, the critic claimed.

(3) The prosecutor Gitmoized the defense witness, rendering his testimony moot.

(4) The Conservative revolution has Gitmoized American culture .

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