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I dislike the highjacking of our language.

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    I dislike the highjacking of our language.

    Remember when one could comment on how queer a situation was?
    How 'bout having a gay time on Sunday?
    And Rubbers that used to protect our feet on rainy days.
    Hook up no longer means your getting cable.
    If years ago you pulled a boner, it meant somehow messed up.


    Remember when thongs went on your feet, not your butt?


    Got more???

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    Cell used to mean a room in a Jail..now it also means a mobile phone

    Tool used to mean something you used to fix something..now it means idiot

    Sick used to mean ill..now it also means something awesome


    (btw rubbers are still called rubbers here in the Uk it's another word for erasers)...

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    A boob was a foolish or stupid person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    A boob was a foolish or stupid person.
    Now it has a much nicer connotation.

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    Many women find the use of the word boob to be condescending/sexist. What is wrong with breast?

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    Language is a living and evolving thing. There have always been changes in meaning and new words added as society changes..

    Words added to Merriam-Webster in 2014


    1. big data
    2. catfish
    3. crowdfunding
    4. fracking
    5. freegan
    6. gamification
    7. hashtag
    8. pho
    9. poutine
    10. selfie
    11. social networking
    12. steampunk
    13. turducken
    14. tweep
    15. Yooper

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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?
    Are you asking me? I love 'em. Nuttin wrong with 'em as far as I am concerned.

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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 just doesn't do it.

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    How about, "A nice rack" ? Or "fun bags" ?
    John

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    Wicked used to mean very very bad, now it means very very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon View Post
    how about, "a nice rack" ? Or "fun bags" ?
    lol!

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    Davey, maybe breast doesn't do it for you, but for a lot of women it does. Lol.

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    Another couple of words I find confusing now is Wicked , that meant someone was bad , now I believe it means something " Good" and cool meant it was a little cool you needed a jumper. Now it's a sign of approval that's OK " Cool" How many old songs have in them happy I'm happy and gay??

    Sorry oak Apple you had already mentioned Wicked
    Last edited by Kadee46; 04-16-2015 at 02:00 AM.

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    Bad now means good.
    Whack used to mean hit, now it means crazy or wild.
    My mistake is now my bad.

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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?
    ?

    I hear many women use the word "boob". Condescending /sexist...? I guess only if a man says it.

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