posted on Jul, 4 2014 @ 02:50 AM
I am old enough to be 'confused'
# Growing up it was considered 'rude' to use the word 'black' instead the
word was either 'negro' or 'coloured.' I never found the word 'coloured' quite
fitted the bill as there are many colours. There is a small black seed called
'niger' and I was under the impression that that was where the 'n' word
# Another word I grew up with was 'crippled' to describe a condition of an
incapability .... then one day I woke up to find that I shouldn't use that
word it was unacceptable and the 'new' crippled was 'disabled'
The condition hadn't changed ... just what it was called!
# I lived in India up till 1947 and the main basic religions were 'Hindu's' and
'Mohammedan's' Years later talking among friends about our time in India
I suddenly realised that Mohammedan's was incorrect it was now 'Muslims???
# I realise it is considered offensive to use the term 'Paki' but why? it refers
to someone who originates from 'Pakistan' (incidentally a country that did not
exist prior to 1947) the British are often referred to as 'Brits' .... I don't think
the British find that offensive? Its a habit we all seem to have ... shortening
words no offence intended. Its only goingto get worse now with texting ...
.Lol!! omg did I just say that? Lol
And so on.... I could go on but as I said .... I am confused!!