Friday, August 2, 2019
I NEED A LIST
I NEED A LIST
I am not a prude. I am not a racist. For the most part, words or visuals do not upset me. I am old, and I am confused about what words are proper today, and what words are forbidden.
I get it that you can not say the “N” word, even though clearly everyone knows what the “N” word is so that eventually if you say “The N word” you will offend people. Soon it will be you have to say “That word” to mean “The N word”.
Look words are not offensive, it is words in a specific context that are offensive…OK I don’t want to get in a debate, just let me know which words can no longer be used. Maybe print a list of what is not acceptable, then update the list everyday as the rules seem to change often.
The other day I was corrected in a disciplinary fashion from a young person for using the term “Actress.” Apparently if you act, you are an “actor.” Any gender identification is offensive.
Look, I don’t care, just tell me the rules.
Why on TV can you say Ass, but not asshole? Can you say ass and hole in the same sentence? “He was an ass because he dug a hole.”
How come you can’t say “Pussy” but you can say VeJayJay?
Why does “actress” offend, but a commercial can have models demonstrate the superiority of their Vejayjay trimming devise?
Can I say “an actor of unknown gender but I suspect (he/she/it?) may have a vejayjay.”?
When I was a child, we used to play Cowboys and Indians. I am old. Sometimes I use the term Indian instead of Native American…or is it Indigenous person? When I use the term “Indian” do I really need to be corrected? Is the world worse off if I use a that word? Are Native Americans better off if I am corrected?
I just saw a commercial advertising a no wrinkle cleaning product that basically claimed their wrinkle free product would hide a 13-year-olds boner. (Can I say boner? What about hard-on, or pitched a tent? I need that list!) It was pretty funny to me, but I’ll bet it offended a lot of other old people. Probably more than saying “actress” offends a millennial.
The same young people who are offended by “Indian” or “actress” or any number of words that are on their not published list, have no problem using “Fuck” as punctuation.
I over-hear it in public areas all the time.
“My fucking boss is so fucking stupid; I want to kick his mother-fucking ass!”
It is not only offensive to many people, but it has also watered down and ruined a perfectly good word. “Fuck” used to get your attention and emphasized your point, it has lost its effectiveness.
These same fuck-punctuating people would have no problem correcting me if they over-heard me say “actress” or “Indian.”
Can I say “mother-fucking indigenous actor person of indeterminant gender?”
I need a list!