A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 18, 2013
Gestapolemics (Gestapo + polemics)

"Gestapolemics” (Gestapo + polemics) is a neologism that was printed in the Washington (DC) Post on February 28, 2013, defined as “calling your political opponents Nazis.” The term “Gestapolemics” appeared on Twitter on November 7, 2010.

Related sayings/terms include Godwin’s Law ("As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1") and Jon Stewart’s “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler.”


Wikipedia: Gestapo
The Gestapo (German pronunciation: [ɡeˈstaːpo, ɡəˈʃtaːpo]; abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei, “Secret State Police") was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe. Hermann Göring formed the unit in 1933.

Twitter
Wesley Long
‏@wesleylong
NCCPR Child Welfare Blog: Getting Beyond “Gestapolemics:” What ... http://bit.ly/cYmXdo
2:16 PM - 7 Nov 10

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NCCPR‏
@NCCPR
Child welfare workers: Nazis? NO.  Well-meaning but clueless? Sometimes. Getting beyond “Gestapolemics”:  http://bit.ly/cprblog #Journalism
9:10 AM - 8 Nov 10

Washington (DC) Post
We give you our words: The neologisms
February 28, 2013
(...)
With POLE: Gestapolemics: Calling your political opponents Nazis. (Chris Doyle, Ponder, Tex., 2010)

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Leor Hackel‏
@leorhackel
“Gestapolemics: calling your political opponents Nazis.” Neologisms from http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-28/entertainment/37350601_1_neologisms-portmanteau-words … MT @AdamMGrant
1:01 PM - 15 Sep 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Permalink