RIGHT-WING people are making the term socialist into a scathing insult, it has emerged.
The word is now rarely used outside political history textbooks, except by irate people unaware it makes them sound like the type of Americans who think Barack Obama is from space.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: There arent any socialists in Britain now apart from the nerds in the Socialist Workers Party, and theyre only doing it to shag rebellious posh girls.
Belief in the collective ownership of property and industry hasnt been in vogue since the 1950s. So if you think the Labour party is socialist, your perception of reality must be so strange every day is like Alice in Wonderland.
The word socialism also appears to have different meanings for different right-wingers, ranging from Stalin-style communism to forcing everyone to be gay.
Some even think socialism is the same as National Socialism, which is wrong because Ed Miliband can only dream of the day hes as charismatic as Hitler.
Professor Brubaker said right-wingers were probably trying to find a British equivalent of ‘liberal’, which is used in America to criticise everyone from Jane Fonda to people who refuse to believe there were dinosaurs on Noahs Ark.
He added: The easiest thing would be to make up a new pejorative term for anyone with vaguely leftist views, for example rusbridger.
So in context one might say: You rusbridgers in your ivory towers dont care that every indigenous Briton is being sacked and replaced with a Romanian sex criminal.’