I make every effort to foster a ‘safe place’ for all types of discussion. There are no topics I consider off-limits. For that matter, most language is tolerated if it’s within context. However there is one word that’s absolutely forbidden.
The four-letter “F” word.
I find the “F” word so offensive that I’ve had to post signs during get-togethers reminding my friends that it’s not to be used within the walls of my home. At first they laugh, but then I remind them I’ve asked people to leave because they refused to stop using it.
I have to admit there is a longer list of words that I find disgusting, crude and distasteful. These words can cause me to flinch visibly when uttered in my presence. These are the kinds of words that if your kid comes in the room and employs them in a sentence, your face squishes up like you just bit into a lemon. But that one word, that single most offensive word, is the one that earns them a slap across the face. Possibly two.
I’m regularly appalled, as I’m sure you are, by how common the “F” word is used in public. I’m even beginning to hear it on television! It is commonly used in movies and music… and astonishingly, no one appears to care! It seems to easily slip off the tongue of young people and adults alike. Protesters waive it around on signs, even politicians employ it with ease and often loudly.
Just writing about this is making me feel dirty.
But we all know we can never fix that which we refuse to recognize.
So, for those of you easily offended, please cover your eyes… now.
There! I said it.
(I apologize for typing it out loud. I need to go was my hands, and find a random kid to slap a couple times… just because.)
“Fair” is the most horrific and misused word in any language.
“Fair” is a word used to divide.
“Fair” a tool used to destroy reason.
“Fair” is as undefinable as it is unachievable.
Each of us has a different definition of its meaning making it the perfect escape for those whose arguments are too weak to defend and have no other option but to imply any disagreement they encounter is malevolent.
It’s only use is to justify theft, oppression, discrimination, death and destruction.
It’s a word that above all others should be permanently removed from our lexicon.