Terminology

Big G (Bid Daddy G)

The U.S. Government

BOIYD

An acronym standing for …But Only If You Do. A human with the desire to avoid doing something unpleasant, such as paying more taxes, unless other people do it. It is common today in those preaching for higher taxes but who concurrently work to reduce their own individual taxes using deductions.

CogDiff

The psychological theory known as cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is based on the theory that being wrong feels bad. The resulting feeling – psychological distress – is as real as physical pain. The more devout we become to a particular belief, the stronger the pain when we find that we were fooled. People, therefore, will rationalize and blame and jump through semantic hoops in order to avoid the pain of being wrong.

Should-er

One who says ‘should’ on a regular basis. Usually ‘should’ is preceded by either a name or a second or third person pronoun, such as ‘they’, ‘you’ or ‘he’. Phrases beginning with ‘I should’ are rare for should-ers and, when spoken, are made with the desired effect of feigning personal responsibility. Examples include:
“I should do more to make Jenny to listen to reason.”
“I should have chosen better people to work for me.”