Language Leaks

There are so many words that keep dropping into our 21st century English vocabulary. Being 73 years old, I can remember when “queer” meant just that: odd, different. When my senior class presented “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay,” we didn’t think the play was about youthful homosexuals. Later language has become to me more profane with “shit” and “fuck” dropped casually in front of ministers and lay people. Until only a few years ago, initials like ADHD had no meaning. Now, every other kid has that label, and it appears frequently to be an excuse for their inappropriate behavior. I’ve never liked the phrase “pissed off,” but I would think that many people now-a-days think that it could be used in front of the Queen of England. I guess I’m pretty much of a purist when it comes to my English language. I just don’t see the need to use profanity. I think I’ve reached my limit and promise never to hide in the bushes to take a “wiki leak.” That would just be going too far.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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