Friday, October 08, 2004

on a lighter note

I read this article this morning (http://www.iht.com/articles/542291.htm) and I found it interesting, even though it is not a new idea. I love that language is flexible and that the use of a word can begin to transcend its orginal meaning. Slut is another example of a word that's changed its meaning - technically, a slut is a dirty, slovenly woman but it is mostly used to describe a sexually promiscuous woman. So girls, be careful to scrub that front step!

1 Comments:

Blogger Venerable (for consistency) said...

another example is the word (close your eyes if you are easily offended) cunt. the etiology of the word reveals that it was once uttered to refer to a sheath. however the word has now evolved to become quite a disparaging term.

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