Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My ever pondering questions

Why in the hell do they call a Red Bud tree and a red onion red? Okay I know I am NOT color blind. They are PURPLE!!!

Who decided that bad words where bad? I mean when did someone decide Bitch was a bad word and why? Or any of the others? That just has always been an ever pondering question.

Anyone know the answers to these?

3 comments:

Tommy said...

Blueberries are purple too.

As for 'bad' words, this is one of my pet peeves. As George Carlin says, 'there are no bad words, except when words are used to hurt someone else.'

So, somewhere in history, someone decided being called a 'female dog' (bitch) was a certain level of bad, while being called 'a baby chicken' ('chick') might even be flattering.

And if you've never heard Carlin's diatribe on the use of the f-word as a word to hurt people, when it's actually a word used to describe making love, you gotta hear it. It really points out how ridiculous the idea of 'bad' words can be.

Vicki said...

I agree with him also. You know I was just curious if someone just sat down one day and said if you say this or that word you are in trouble.

You can take any word and if said in the wrong context it can be a "bad" horrible word

Anonymous said...

I don't think the "f" word was ever used to describe "making love"--but I know what you meant.
I guess even though words had a different original meaning-we know their meaning now-so they are ----bad words. I don't think I ever used the b word in the orignal correct context.
Deb