Most vulgar Where is this slang used?
Andrew Bolt delays return after finding his inner 'tree hugger'
The phrase "linguistic reclamation" has been used by academics. And yes, I'm saying that the dictionary's example is bad. The game also pokes fun at women and even bankers, but it was Tree Hugger who caught the eye of gay activists, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which wondered if Deer Avenger was "parody or pansy baiting. As for "reappropriation" being too technical, I refer you to its use in an episode of 30 Rock: Co-opt is the common word for appropriating a derogatory term, especially in sense 3 of the linked definition:. In editor-in-chief Matthew Coyte bought the magazine from Bauer Media to save it from closure.