Today I read a half-page opinion in our paper about how someone used
the "R" word at a village meeting. The "R" word is like the "N" word, and
the "Vocabulary Police" don't want us to use either one. www.r-word.org
Then a few weeks ago, I was accosted for using another term. I used
the term "manic depressive." Well, you could have blown me away.
Someone got up in arms and reprimanded me for using it. They told me
I should use "bipolar" instead of "manic depressive" because it was not
politically correct. I told them that is what I learned the disorder was, and
that is what I call it. And I also said I don't aspire to be politically correct if
a term is a legitimate one and not offensive.
This brings me to the real point that I feel got lost in the politics. What about
the "G" word? Yes, our beloved word that the Jews will not even write on
paper. That word is used all over the media and comes out of mouths
along with all the other off-color words that anyone in their right mind
would not use if they had to display good behavior--like on a job interview.
Then there are other people who cannot speak without using the "F"
word. They "F" this and they "F" that. And they also use the "G" word
in the same breath without realizing the harm it really does.
Why doesn't the current "Vocabulary Police" get up in arms when
someone takes the Lord's name in vain?