Proper grammar for dummies prior to 101.
Whoever coined the term ‘conspiracy theory’ obviously had no knowledge of English grammar.
This applies to those who use it indiscriminately.
I am not talking of US ‘english’, I am talking of U.K./British or whatever, English.
The word ‘conspiracy’ is a noun. A noun is a ‘naming’ word. A noun, therefore is a ‘name’ for something.
The word ‘theory’ is also a noun.
The expression ‘conspiracy theory’ is using the word ‘conspiracy’ as an adjective. Therefore it is not a properly constructed phrase/expression.
A noun, does not and cannot (according to English grammar) describe a noun.
A word that describes a noun, is an adjective.
Therefore the expression ‘conspiracy theory’ is redundant or a nonsense.
The expression should be thus: A theory of a conspiracy.
Thus it can be scientifically (observation or experimentation) tested.
The fact that the expression ‘conspiracy theory’ has apparently entered the language as a noun-noun phrase means this it can be used as a weapon (label) against those who may or may not agree with a certain situation of contention, whereby this relegates an individual or individuals as anathema to a project that is clearly anathema to human survival. In other words, dissension to an ‘official’ view may be (to be kind) regarded as a criminal act based upon the laws of the ‘overlords’, whomsoever they may be or to whom they serve for whatever reason.
Further, no-one can be described as a ‘conspiracy theorist’ since such a person cannot be found…
To engage in dissent of a controlling mechanism is not a heresy. Peter K. Sharpen
Here endeth the English lesson…