Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Evoka Project 'December Drive'


Very good guess, Wendy!

But that’s not the new “F” word.

Here’s how I found out about it… Some of the family were hanging around during the holidays. I wanted to show one of my nieces how some dumb crook was getting injured on some reality program on TruTV. It was the only thing on television at the time that wouldn’t send my family to the knife drawer to search out an item that goes “shing!” when you pull it out.

“Hey (insert niece’s name),” I said as I pointed at the television. “Watch what stupid thing this crook does!”

“We don’t use that word,” my sibling says to me in a very condescending way.

To be honest, it kind of pissed me off. How dare she correct me when she isn’t even in her own home?

If I were in her home I would abide by her rules and refrain from using such an offensive word. My sibling can choose not to use the new “F” word. That’s her decision.

Actually, it’s the new “S” word because the new bad word is “stupid”.

I felt like saying… “Okay. You don’t have to use the word. I, on the other hand, feel that the word is fine in every day conversation. No one is petitioning the FCC to have it wiped from the broadcast airwaves. No one is being thrown out of churches and stoned because of its use in the house of God. Just because she’s around, doesn’t mean that I’m going to refrain from using the word. Eventually, she’ll pick it up on the street when she starts listening to some dope rap music.”

I know that last line would have really shifted that stick positioned in her rectum sideways.

Instead… I asked, “Is crazy okay? How about obtuse? Dim? What about asinine?”

I told (insert niece’s name) that asinine sounds dirty, but it isn’t. It’s just another word for the one your mother doesn’t use or want you to use.

Someone tell me… When did the word stupid become such a horrible word?

My thought is this: If you keep a kid from using the word, they’ll just find a suitable substitute like dumb, crazy, or chokey. They may even make one up just so we don’t know what the heck they mean.

I don’t get it and I’m going to make a point of using the word stupid whenever I’m talking with (insert niece’s name).

Am I being stupid? Have I been using this word improperly by sticking the real “F” word plus an “i-n-g” in front of it?

Two really negative bad words can cancel each other out, you know. And that would be just stupid.

Here’s a cut from today’s musical choice from YouTube. There’s no posting of my favorite song, “Standby”. But this will give you an idea of what one of Winston-Salem’s best bands sounds like. Take some time to enjoy it.

4 comments:

  1. Charles4:36 PM

    I'm gonna toss my guess out there.

    Here it is: Freak. Fool is a close second.

    I'm not sure why, but those words just upset parents when it is thrown at their kids. I don't know why, really. Somewhere in their minds, they know they want to say those words. And I say go for it. If your kids suck, let them know. Quit babying them and letting them know that what they do is ok.

    Man, I'm gonna be a great father some day.

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  2. Prick face is kinda harsh if you ask me.

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  3. Anonymous8:46 AM

    Eugene,

    Sighs! We don't use the word "stupid" because it implies something negative. We insert words like silly, goofy or even wacky. Chloe knows that she isn't allowed to use words like stupid, or crazy so she will correct you next time.

    If you had a child and it came to my home and you said .." I don't allow my child to (insert action)" then I would respect your decision and not allow your child to do such action while in my home.

    Using of words like I have mentioned above are, I'm sure just silly to you, but we want to project a positive enviroment, so such words have been banned. Words like wacky or silly still get the point across without having to be negative about it. Chloe is a good child who is always polite, and usually extra kind, so we as her parents must be doing something right!!

    Pamela

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  4. Oh yeah?!

    When is she going to stop stealing my smokes?!

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