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I dislike the highjacking of our language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    Many women find the use of the word boob to be condescending/sexist. What is wrong with breast?



    Nothing. But I think "Over the shoulder boulder holder" is a neat way of saying bra. Which many of us hate wearing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie5656 View Post
    Nothing. But I think "Over the shoulder boulder holder" is a neat way of saying bra. Which many of us hate wearing
    Hahahaha. Once I arrive home, both the bra and the shoes come off. Btw, for some a bra is more of a fried egg rest than a boulder holder, just sayin.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    The only one picking a fight is you. I never brought up gender reassignment in the womb or gender reassignment at all. You did.
    OK, first of all... I was responding to RR, NOT to YOU. So check the thread and move on. I was just joking with her and you chose to make something of it. End of discussion, so knock yourself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    The Girls is a bit too cutesy for me, imho.
    And I adore cutesy.

    My bra stays on until I’m ready for a bath and bedtime.

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    The words 'like' and 'friend' have been hi-jacked by on-line marketing and social media. Neither have real meaning anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawduster View Post
    Two things that really make me grit my teeth, one is the misuse of the word awesome. I want to say, that's not an awesome hamburger you're stupid sob. The Grand Canyon is awesome. If a hamburger is awesome what the hell is the Grand Canyon?
    Another unpopular opinion of mine is the mispronunciation of the word comfortable. It's a four syllable word for crying out loud and it's a rather Pleasant sounding word. I didn't put a pillow on your bed for your kumpft. I put it there for your comfort. So why do you say you're kumpfterble? Idiot!
    I am sorry and I do apologize, but I do say "comfy" sometimes. When we have guests here in our home, in their bedroom, I ask, "Is everything comfy?"
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    And I apologize for my rant.:-)

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    "Mr. Johnson" used to be the guy who ran the local hardware shop. Now, he's found in the pants of your local "gangstas."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    Hahahaha. Once I arrive home, both the bra and the shoes come off. Btw, for some a bra is more of a fried egg rest than a boulder holder, just sayin.....
    Ugh! I find that offensive, on many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeguy64 View Post
    "Mr. Johnson" used to be the guy who ran the local hardware shop. Now, he's found in the pants of your local "gangstas."
    I've come to call him 'Mr Happy'

    wait

    are we talkin' the same thing, or maybe a gat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    I've come to call him 'Mr Happy'

    wait

    are we talkin' the same thing, or maybe a gat?
    Not a gat, so, yeah, same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeguy64 View Post
    Not a gat, so, yeah, same thing.
    In that case, I used to call him 'Larry'
    as in Lawrence of Arcadia (Arabia was taken)

    long story


    where were we

    ah, hijacking

    mission accomplished
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    Wife and I use the word "cool", but the rest of the sayings can be offensive to some or many while to others they are very humorous. TV sure seem to say all of them and it can become rather disgusting hearing them. Actually, our idea of a "nice rack" is when looking at an older Bull Elk.

    One thing is for sure, most people who attend church, young and old/older don't say these words. I've been to church functions where I've never heard any of them. In fact, our niece and her husband don't allow their 16 daughter to watch any tv as they don't either. There is no tv in the home. They pay to have her go to a Christian school, so she doesn't get around today's offensive language. All of her friends are church-going young folks, like her, with very nice personalities.

    Actually, nobody in either of our families say these kinds of words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    Many women find the use of the word boob to be condescending/sexist. What is wrong with breast?
    Breast? That's for chickens.

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    Remember Roxie Hart in "Chicago?" She is daydreaming about the future she wants, as a big star:

    I'm gonna be a celebrity
    That means
    Somebody everyone knows
    They('re) gonna recognize my eyes
    My hair my teeth my boobs my nose...

    To get back to the original subject, the highjacking of our language, I don't agree that it's been "highjacked" at all. English is a dynamic thing, almost like something alive. It's always changing. What did it
    get "highjacked" from? The English we learned in our youth? But wouldn't somebody used to speaking medieval or Shakespearian English, or the English of Washington and Jefferson, say that we had
    highjacked their language? It's always changing, and will always continue to change. There's nothing sacred about mid-20th century English, just because it's what we are used to.

    Some of the changes drive us nuts, and it's probably always been that way. One word that keeps popping up in the news is "trope." Nobody ever explains exactly what it means, you're just supposed to
    know it. I think I finally have a general idea, but it took a while.




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