...The One-Minute Pundit
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Another glorified BIGMEDIA mea culpa:
Even in my childhood, rude words had their gradations – up from the nursery’s pee-po-belly-bum-drawers through uncle’s ruddy-blast-damn-bloody into more interesting X-certificate realms. Now it’s just a relentless barrage of two four-letter words indicative of sexual intercourse and the female genitalia which don’t so much relieve anger as consolidate it.
What amazes me is that although those two words must be used nationwide almost as often as “the” and “and”, stand-up comedians only have to utter them once for audiences to fall about in hysterics, as though some taboo has been breached....
Isn’t it just time we grew up and found some more interesting words with which to let off steam?
But BIGMEDIA relentlessly PUSHED THE ENVELOPE precisely because it wanted to relieve itself. It also thought it was TELLING THE TRUTH. It was also a way of showing the public ITS PLACE. When thanks to our BIGMEDIA LORDS supposedly taboo words no longer offend we've lost something more than just the ability to be offended.
I am SICK and TIRED of these please-forgive-us excuses, whatever their style; they're at best well-meaning, at worst malevolently dishonest.
(Via the usual AHTSJournal)