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 ____.
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.
an ass hole, or is it an arm mole?
is a B word, is he/she/they/them a bitch, or a brat?
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,
what is a MFer?”
know eventually that child is going to call someone a MFer. Won’t it still be offensive? And the child
will not know why!
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?
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
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?
George Carlin when we really need him?