Intercourse by any other name is not the same.
Have I lost my sense of humor, not up with the play, or unsympathetic with the lazy and ignorant? I admit I have no time for the lazy. The ignorant may be excused for thinking intercourse is a dish served in between entrée and the main meal or as a tit-bit to nibble on, before getting their teeth into the really satisfying main course. Some men may think that foreplay is the footy team singing the national anthem before the game commences.
That may be funny but there is no hilarity in comedians and people in general using gutter language, repeating the same inappropriate word over and over. I find this boring. No pun intended, although a hole has to be bored for the screwing to take place. There are people disturbed when sex is mentioned even for legitimate purposes. Some people are reluctant to discuss sex with their children. This could be one of the causes for the generation gap.
Today people are mostly lazy when they do not use the appropriate adjective. There are educated people who know better but think they need to speak this way to show they are uninhibited. What they are doing is setting a bad example and degrading the language. These short abrupt words used inappropriately have lost their shock value. In times of utter frustration we now have to hit out or mash something, when a shocking word would have been sufficient.
Get out of the habit of lazy bad-language, try to speak, not only truthful, but respectful and mindful of the feelings of others. Harsh disturbing language is unbecoming and disrespectful. If you want respect you must be respectable and considerate. This takes mindful thought and practice to enhance our reputation. Most arguments are caused by misunderstanding. Adding superfluous words makes communication difficult.
Like, ‘if you know what I mean’, because I do not know what you mean, unless you say what you mean. Our thoughts need to be clearly stated to be understood. My previous paragraph started, ‘get out of the habit’, I was not suggesting you strip of your priestly garments, language can be ambiguous. Get out of your slack tendency of copying people who fill their conversation with ’like’, ‘you know’ ‘sort of’ and ‘know what I mean’. I have noticed sports people generally converse far better than film stars and entertainers. Why is this? Could it be without their script actors are lost for words. Where would a politician be without a script writer? I think that subject warrants another post.
We need to make an effort to communicate clearly. When communication breaks down, our understanding is lost. There are no bad words it is where and how they are used that creates the problem. All words have a purpose; the purpose of the words in this post point out frivolous humor can be conveyed without superfluous offensive language. I could be wrong, but I think comedy can be fun without the unnecessary fill in words. If intercourse was the word repeated over and over, would that add to a joke or a conversation?
Television has contributed to spreading bad habits. The TV audience is treated rudely with no consideration, interrupting a program to market products is contemptible. There are few programs that are beneficial or edifying, the biggest percentage shown is an insult to the intelligence. We should be selective in what we watch. If you feed on rubbish you will deteriorate to that level. There is a mute button on the remote so you can talk to your guests while the ads are on. Better still be a good host and turn off the TV.
When searching for the right word to convey your thoughts; don’t hum-and-ha be silent and think. You have the words, it is our recall that is the problem, like our computer, where did we file it? It is important to be mindful and recall the right word. When you speak have something of value to say. Our thoughts are private but once spoken cannot be retrieved. The wise often convey wisdom without words.