I don't know, but his statement is harmless enough.What an idiot made up word for the pope to use.
Really did He break the laws, was he violent, how was he transgessive? I mean what does the pope mean by telling a group of people to be transgessive, it sounds like a call for violence.
Transgressive here is being used to mean be counter cultural. Young people grow up believing secular values and ideologies are 'the norm'. The Pope is calling them to realise that and don't stand for it. Transgress those norms.A definition of terms may be helpful here...
Oh so the RCC changing the meaning of the words. How do you know that the pope means, can you read his mind?Transgressive here is being used to mean be counter cultural. Young people grow up believing secular values and ideologies are 'the norm'. The Pope is calling them to realise that and don't stand for it. Transgress those norms.
Those RC priest have been extremely transgessive.Oh, well. I should have worked a little harder. Sorry. 🙁
Definitions from Oxford Languages:
involving a violation of accepted or imposed boundaries, especially those of social acceptability.
• relating to fiction, cinematography, or art in which orthodox cultural, moral, and artistic boundaries are challenged by the representation of unconventional behavior and the use of experimental forms.
(of a stratum) overlapping others unconformably, especially as a result of marine transgression.
While the denotation is correct, the connotation is totally different. The pope's speech writers (or translators) must get some vulgar style-checkers. (vulgar "of the people", hence, "Vulgate" 😉) Unless he delights in being misunderstood, thereby destroying any hope of meaningful communication.
Now, that would be transgressive! 😊Or maybe we could be less insular creatures and expand on our vocabulary. I'm going to use transgressive where ever it's called for in future.
It's the way of the world though. Introducing terms into the lexicon is a way of re animating concepts for a new generation. For example English speakers had never heard of aggiornamento (bringing up to date) before Vatican II and Pope John XXIII, but now it's in all English dictionaries. Ther term 'virtue signalling' is another word that re animates a concept. I was just googling and found that Merriam Webster has recently added 370 such words to this years dictionary.Now, that would be transgressive! 😊
But it does come down to whether you want to communicate with people, or display your erudition. Polysyllabic words in many cases will trip peoples' BS alarms and you will rapidly lose your audience. Remember that koine Greek was the vulgar tongue of the Roman world, and while there was a more refined form available, God saw fit to have His message written in a form most comprehensible to the majority of the hoi polloi.