And who decides which new words make the Offensive List? Can I be that person? Because I am not fond of the words 'miasma' or 'cute'. I think 'cute' should be the new 'c-word'. People always use that sickly tone of voice when they say it. You know what I mean.
We teach our son not to swear and not to call people names, especially out of hurt or anger, because isn't that when we are most likely to use offensive language? No one ever uses those words in a good situation, like, "Oh fuck you! You're awesome!" Except me, I say that. Just like no one ever says "You stupid ass, you're the best!" Except me, I say that too. But I don't say them to my son so don't send me sternly worded comments about swearing at my kid, please.
Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to toe the politically correct line. I don't mean that we should use offensive words and language, because there are words that just shouldn't be used anymore at all. I'm not even going to write them but I'm sure you can think of some yourself. And let's stop using them by referring to them by their first letter too while we're at it. Why go half way?
But let's not outlaw the word 'bum' just because little Tommy likes to say it too much. That's a problem for Tommy's parents, not me. And let's not stop using the term 'Christmas Tree' either, because I'm pretty sure no one puts a tree with lights and decorations on it in their house, in December, for any other reason. That's all I'm trying to say in my convoluted, holy crap I'm tired, way.