Saturday, February 6, 2016

F-Bomb Dropped on the Granite State


    Dropping an F-bomb in a speech is plowing new ground, even for Donald Trump.  While it's off limits in my world, frankly the level of disourse in general discussion these days mirrors Trump's utterance in NH this week.
    When you hear younger people talk these days, the F-word is common usage, and the notion of watching your expletives in front of women is a quaint anachronism.
     Expletives have a role in language when used sparingly for emphasis,  Like when you are pounding a nail and hit your thumb.
     Today vulgar words are so common in general speech, they have little impact.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Proof once again, Donald is not of Presidential material. Oh, and don't anyone bother bringing up Biden in comparison. More akin to Rick Perry. Tick Tock, tick tock.

Anonymous said...

Sorry your sensibilities are offended. But honestly, society lowered the bar decades ago to the point that no one raises an eyebrow at this sort of thing. Just look at the programming, commercials and songs on your boss's stations to see examples of coarseness. Listen to any station that plays rap and you will hear every word uncensored in the name of art and in the name of culture.

Sure it may even go back further than Lynyrd Skynyrd album jackets and Rockefeller flipping the bird. But at least back then it was able to get an eyebrow raised.

Anonymous said...

Today vulgar words are so common in general speech, they have little impact.
Try saying the F--- Word in front of my mother and you will hear from her and not just a eyebrow raised.

Almost forgot-- she's 86 years old !!

hermit thrush said...

it's not a big deal because ... it's not a big deal.

Anonymous said...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

So should there is no such thing as "gutter language" these days? I think we should all try not to use such language whenever we are speaking. I think our society still tries to hold this value up. Whenever elected officials, or those seeking election speak, they too should make this effort. Either that of we might have a society where cashiers, all the people in the many jobs in the service industry, our Court System, our Centers of Faith, and so many other venues, including decorum in public places should not practice polite language that will not offend others. This would include words of derision to different faiths, races and or descriptive labels directed toward others emphasizing physical mental of status.
People who see NO distinction in what kind of language is right for different places and conditions generally have some deep feelings of aggression toward society as a whole. This attitude will only result in conflict and possible legal trouble for such.
If ya don't get this, then you are a __________ (fill in the blank).

Anonymous said...

What does rap music have to do with being a leader? I was at first intrigued by Trump. We can't have this egomaniac running the show. There is no good choice. He is the worst.

otherwords1 said...

There was a "Letter From the People" today in the WDT that complained about all the devices used by certain elected people, entities with money and media that try to influence a voter.
Certainly language used by any candidate is bound to affect who votes for them.
Then again, I think we are a nation of lemmings that are constantly at the mercy of who is trying to manipulate us into doing something, including the voting for a candidate. Just think, how many people would vote for someone if he or she came up with a slogan, or even a amusing phrase that a huge amount of people started using. That alone could cause someone to be elected.
To that end, do some candidates pay Madison Street firms to do just that? I wonder.

otherwords1 said...

Do Politics and media try to influence what society thinks today?
Do these efforts actually CAUSE conflicts? Is it unavoidable to inject OPINION into what we hear? Do such entities actually believe what they say and think that we should believe it too? Or is it done only as "business"-to make money.
I don't know if anyone could convince appropriate controls to make on what is said by media or any individual when "information" is given to society. The polarization of values and opinions held by so many that have already been brought to "think like they have the truth" by media seems deeply embedded into the people of our country now.
Language that is offensive so some, opinion and using facts as propaganda are NOT prohibited by any laws I think. Should they be regulated, or would this be a violation of the Free Speech we so highly value?
Has the sophistication of using language come so far that Free Speech will only spawn conflict?

Anonymous said...

Damn it, leave Der Fuherer alone….he’s out there working hard making America ‘Efing Great Again.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 5:20, he didn't actually say the word. He sure implied it, but didn't say it. He just left F word out of a speech that included the line "go f themselves". He just didn't say the F word.

rick aldrich said...

If a person uses the language, I would rather it be in front of me, rather behind me.

Anonymous said...

Trump is classless.

Fortunately people are beginning to see him fo. the loser that he truly is.

Keep yammering donnie. The government will not infringe on your freedom to speach...

Anonymous said...

1:19, you're an idiot, per se. Why is it you party line stooges fear Trump so much? You need to get your butt to one of those safe zones the children at Potsdam demand.

Anonymous said...

The more the "Worst Wigster" blathers his insanity the better the odds that EVEN the stupidist among us May eventually see that he is unfit to lead this country .