I dislike the highjacking of our language.

Ameriscot

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Cool — This is one of those words that never gets old, and it has what seems like a million slightly different connotations. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, its earliest slang meaning dates to 1728, to describe large sums of money, a usage still in circulation. It started to mean “calmly audacious” in 1825, and “fashionable” in 1933.
How, ummm, cool!
 

Capt Lightning

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When I were a lad.. my mother always used to refer to chicken breast as 'white meat' as 'breast' was not used in polite (prudish) company. She was not alone as this story is told about the young Winston Churchill..

It seems that he was a dinner guest with some society folks and chicken was being served. He was asked what part of the bird he preferred and he answered 'The breast'. His hostess was somewhat shocked and advised him that the correct term was 'white meat'. The next day, Churchill sent his hostess a thankyou note and a small corsage with the instruction, "Please wear this next to your white meat".
 

Sawduster

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Florence Arizona and Fence Lake New Mexico
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!
 

Falcon

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Jan 7, 2014
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So. California
Oh Yeah. I've heard some women calling them "The Girls" Funny.

However, I believe that now, BOTH men & women refer to womens' breasts as boobs and think it's OK.

BTW It's better than calling them "mammary glands". That's gotta be quite a mouthful.

OOPS.. What I said ! My bad.

I hope you've noticed that BOTH women AND men have nipples! How'd that come about?
 

Olivia

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Hawaii
I hope you've noticed that BOTH women AND men have nipples! How'd that come about?
Good question. I guess it's because it's only later in gestation that gender is positively determined and so the parts have to be there just in case. I believe that's the same with other gender related parts of the human body. They have to be there to finally turn out to what sex the human turns out to be. If you think about it, you know what parts I mean.
 

Olivia

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Who said anything about changing the way you're born? The topic was nipples.
No, it wasn't. You changed it into gender reassignment to those already born and by questioning by that how will things turn out. My answer is that being born with physical traits of one sex or another has nothing to do with that.
 

C'est Moi

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Houston Y'all
No, it wasn't. You changed it into gender reassignment to those already born and by questioning by that how will things turn out. My answer is that being born with physical traits of one sex or another has nothing to do with that.
Blah, blah, blah. Pick a fight with someone else; I'm in a good mood.
 

Keesha

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Mar 28, 2018
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Canada

C'est Moi

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Houston Y'all
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.
 

gennie

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May 24, 2018
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USA
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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