I Do Not Understand The News Anymore
I remember when reading the news was simple. These days I only get confused.
In an all out effort to not offend any person. The news omits offensive words and fills them in with ____.
This does spare me from being the “O” word, but also leaves me wondering what the “F” word was the word they are protecting me from seeing?
I do know the “N” word. I know it is not nice. But when I see n____r, the actual word registers in my head, so I am still offended.
What is accomplished buy leaving out the middle letters?
Often I see words represented by just letters and I have no idea what the word is.
Is a_____e, an ass hole, or is it an arm mole?
If someone is a B word, is he/she/they/them a bitch, or a brat?
(Don’t get me started on pronouns)
What is a c___ s___er? A corn shucker? A crab shaker?
If we all know what a “the N-word” stands for, then why is saying “the N-word” any less offensive than saying…you know?
If we know what MFer stands for, then why not just say…you know?
Who is being protected from the offensive words?
What do you tell children when they ask,
“Daddy, what is a MFer?”
“It’s a bad word.”
“What is it?”
“I can’t tell you.”
You just know eventually that child is going to call someone a MFer. Won’t it still be offensive? And the child will not know why!
Reading the news used to be simple. Now I have to figure out what offensive word a letter and blanks stands for.
Here is one that bugs me. As many times as I look up the current meaning of binary person or non-binary person, I always forget. Is the N-word code for Non-binary person? Is the “B” word for a binary person? Is either one bad?
This pronoun stuff also has me confused. (OK. I got me started)
I am sorry, but when I read an article that refers to “they” and it is just one person, I am confused.
When does Q mean the Q-word (you know!) and when does it mean a nutjob that believes conspiracies of something so bad that the news will not explain them (the conspiracies not a person or persons of unknown gender)?
Are Q people G, or L, or B?
Or are he/she/they/them the “R” word?
Where is George Carlin when we really need him?