Say What You Mean

Posted: October 17, 2012 in Gentlemanly Affairs

You know what’s a problem these days? People don’t mean what they say like they used to. Where has the integrity gone? There was a time, not so long ago, when one could give another party his or her word as a promise of following through on a future commitment. Their WORD! Imagine going to the bank and telling the teller (wait, what?) that they shouldn’t be concerned about receiving some sum (oops, I did it again) of money that you are owing in this hypothetical scenario because they have your word. That’s RIDICULOUS!

Pictured above: Yao Ming laugh at you long time. 

They would laugh at you. Hell, I would laugh at you. They don’t want your word… some plausible choices are putting your house, car, and/or family up as collateral in case things go sour. Yeah, that’s the world we live in. Welcome, enjoy your visit.

No, but seriously. People just don’t mean what they say like they used to. Words are just thrown around these days in the form of over-exaggerations, empty promises, and outright lies. Like ‘love’ and ‘hate’ for example. And those are bad enough, but we are all used to them by now.

What I can’t get over though is how certain words are still commonly used when they are completely inappropriate and politically incorrect. Let’s start with ‘gay.’ If you are describing your merriment or a homosexual person in a non-derogatory way, then that’s perfectly okay. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder, that is the correct way to use the word. Good job! If what you meant was ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ when you said “that’s so gay,” then SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, bub.

Here’s another one I hate that’s along the same lines: faggot or just fag. Unless you’re referring to an archaic unit of measure for a bundle of sticks, or perhaps a particular type of British meatball, or maybe a cigarette… don’t say it. And if you are using it in that context, then you bloody well better be enjoying a couple crumpets with your afternoon tea. Jolly good!

Everyone has the right to pursue whomever makes them happy. Gay hate isn’t even the issue at hand here though. Open-minded individuals that are completely accepting of homosexuals tend to use words like this as these misinterpreted terms have been integrated into our everyday language. That’s gotta stop. I’m not personally of the gays,  yet I cringe every time I hear this nonsense. But this isn’t about me, it’s about what’s right. C’mon people, SAY WHAT YOU MEAN.

Pictured above: You get the picture.

You know what though, I do see and hear these words being used less and less in day-to-day life, which is a good sign. But there’s this one word that’s running rampant in North American society right now; any guesses? That’s right: BITCH. When a guy is talking about a girl: “so this bitch…” When a girl greets her friend “Oh ma gaaad, what’s up, bitch!?” It’s out of control. It’s everywhere. Its unavoidable.

And as the saying goes, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. I had quite the intellectual conversation with my buddy, Jemer, and he told me that we can’t stop people from calling each other bitches, regardless of the context, so what we need to do is to change the attitude around the word. And here’s what we came up with:

So you see, ‘bitch’ refers to the female specimen of the canis lupus, otherwise known as the domestic dog. And it is widely known that a dog is a man’s best friend. So in calling a female a ‘bitch,’ you are effectively referring to her as a friend who is very near and dear to you. And you know what, in light of this new knowledge, I may have been a little hard on Ya Boy because under the circumstances, “Get Money, Fuck Bitches” really just means earn a living and make love to your best friend. And that’s a message I think we can all get behind in these trying economic times.

Pictured above: That’s my bitch 😉 

On a closing note, if you haven’t gotten the big picture just yet: Say what you MEAN, MEAN what you say, and don’t be MEAN when you say it. Sound off on the comments below and let me hear your thoughts on the matter.

Stay classy, folks. Till next time. I’m out!

  1. Arjun says:

    The use of words; gay, fag, bitches..etc All stem from a lack of reading, writing as well as a very vocabulary. When one isn’t putting themselves in an academic setting on a regular basis, the line between slang and accepted speech begins to get a little hazy..

    If you don’t want to hear people talk like uneducated hoodlums, then it’s up to you to surround yourself with more educated people.

    I’m not usually one to throw out an inspirational quotes or the like, but one quote really stands out to me in this scenario.

    “If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.”

    • manigabbles says:

      And I totally agree with that. But in a lot of cases we find that people are just lazy. They will revert to these words as it is an accepted practice and that’s what really has to change. I still hear the like, even in an educated university setting.

  2. Arjun says:

    A very limited vocabulary*

  3. yagirlnikker says:

    So true THINKING before speaking should go for everyone. Equity all around. Enjoyed this post! Very intellectual.

  4. Wafa says:

    great post! I came across your blog on UTM compliments lol. I share the exact same sentiments when people use ‘gay’ as a synonym for referring to ‘stupidity’ etc.

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